GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN BHAN
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.
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
PhD Health Behavior Science and Promotion
The PhD in Health Behavior Science and Promotion (HBSP) provides the highest degree for health promotion and behavioral science professionals, preparing graduates for research careers in many settings, including academia, non-governmental organizations (business and non-profit), allied health fields, and public service at all levels of national government.
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.
PhD in Nutrition Science
The Nutrition Science PhD (NS PhD) program provides the highest degree for nutrition science professionals, preparing graduates for research careers in academia, non-governmental organizations (business and non-profit), allied health fields, and public service at all levels of national government. Nutrition Science focuses on the physiological and biological aspects of foods and nutrients and their absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion; and seeks to identify effective strategies to improve the dietary intake among individuals and sub-groups (i.e., older adults, children) to prevent and treat disease, improving health and promoting successful aging.
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.