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.

BHAN News & Events

Jennie Turner presents at SOPHE

Jennie Turner, a Graduate Student in Health Promotion, co-presented a poster, The One Less Challenge:  an innovative SSB marketing campaign in workplace settings" at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education in Denver.

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Christina Brown Shares GUADS’ One Less Challenge!

Get Up and Do Something (GUADS), a successful health promotion website run by BHAN graduate students and under the supervision and direction of Dr. Peterson, has been motivating individuals to lead healthier lifestyles since its inception in 2001. Recent...

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