Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition

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The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition promotes health, well-being, and quality of life through innovative education, scholarship, and service.

Programs in this department focus on the physiological and psychosocial aspects of health, wellness, illness, and aging.

 

With increasing understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, coupled with nationwide attention on health problems such as obesity,diabetes, cardiovascular disease,osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis, there is an abundance of opportunity and challenge for newly educated professionals in the fields of health behavior science, health promotion, and nutrition and dietetics.

 

 

  • We help to meet the health needs of an ever-changing society through innovative education across the lifespan.
  • We foster scholarly inquiry within and across disciplines, and we integrate and apply new knowledge that contributes to improving lifespan health.
  • We further improve lifespan health by reaching out and partnering with others on the UD campus, communities, professional organizations, the medical community, government agencies, business, and industry.

Student Stories

Eating Well in Hawaii

Eating Well in Hawaii

Melissa Rolwood is participating in a special Winter Session 2016 program in Hawaii sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition.  See what she has to say on the UD Global blog...
Professional Development Award Presented to Debora Kamin Mukaz

Professional Development Award Presented to Debora Kamin Mukaz

In December of 2015, I participated in the World Diabetes Congress (WDC) in Vancouver, Canada (http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetescongress). The World Diabetes Congress (WDC) is one of the largest global conferences on diabetes organized by the International Diabetes...

BHAN News & Events

Alumna Named Top Physical Education Teacher in Country

Alumna Named Top Physical Education Teacher in Country

“University of Delaware alumna Betty Ann Fish was named the top physical education teacher in the country by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Fish, a 1987 graduate who lettered in both field hockey and lacrosse while at UD, is a... read more