Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition


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Major in Health Behavior Science

Health Behavior Science


Healthy Living

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has teamed up with the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences to help Delawareans improve their fitness and eating habits as part of the inaugural “Yes We Can Healthy Living... read more

How to cope with holiday stress

Halloween candy markdowns herald the inevitable: We are entering the holiday homestretch. The holidays often are a happy time, but even positive things can bring stress. So many events, so much family, so much shopping for gifts and food. “People don’t always notice... read more

UD Students Help Promote Health at the 2015 ¡Vive tu vida!

Getting exercise can be as simple as dancing to some fast-paced music, and preparing healthy meals can be easy and inexpensive. Those were the messages shared by a team of University of Delaware health sciences faculty and students who volunteered at Vive tu Vida, an... read more

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 psychosocial aspects of health, wellness, illness, and aging.

  • 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.

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.