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The Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition academic programs focus on the psychosocial and bio-behavioral, physiologic, and nutritional aspects of health, wellness, chronic disease, and aging, enabling our students to obtain the practical experience, knowledge and skills needed to promote optimal health and prevent disease in people across the lifespan.

Health Coaching Graduate Certificate Program

This graduate certificate program allows students to take courses (18 credit hours) specializing in health coaching to enhance their academic and professional experience in health care with the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive behavior change to promote health and reduce chronic disease risk and experience.

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Master of Science in Health Promotion

Design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions; areas of emphasis include aging, exercise science, health psychology, nutrition, social marketing, health communications, and worksite health; customized study also available

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Master of Science in Human Nutrition

The Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) program emphasizes advanced knowledge of core nutrition principles and prepares students for advanced practice, research, and leadership roles.

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The Dietetic Internship Program

The Dietetic Internship at the University of Delaware is an Internet based program that can be completed anywhere in the United States. This internship provides dietetic students with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of food and nutrition science, and to acquire competencies needed to practice dietetics in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will receive a verification of completion certificate and be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

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