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.

Congratulations to all of our Graduates!

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

BHAN News & Events

Food accessibility

Public health students examine poverty and food accessibility for Hispanics With grocery stores disappearing from low-income communities, access to healthy and affordable food is difficult, sometimes inaccessible. And when healthy food is inaccessible, a healthy diet... read more

Fulbright to the Bahamas

Allison Karpyn is the most recent University of Delaware faculty member to be named a Fulbright Scholar. Karpyn will spend time during the next two years traveling between the islands of Eleuthera and New Providence in the Bahamas to analyze the issue of food... read more