MSHN Program Overview

The Education Committee at Hawthorn University is delighted to announce revisions to the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN) program. Program objectives remain the same as does the total credits needed for graduation. New educational resources and textbooks have been implemented into the program as well as three additional courses based on suggestions made by current students and faculty suggestions. These courses are: Advanced Health and Nutrition Consulting, Energy Balance and Weight Management, and Business and Marketing Practices.

Gain in-depth knowledge and clinical nutritional skills while earning your Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree in a program tailored to meet your schedule. This advanced program in holistic nutrition is distinguished by an ongoing, nurturing relationship with an instructor who has clinical expertise.

The Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program provides students with the functional medicine nutritional tools and the clinical skills needed to increase vitality and well-being while reducing long-term disease risk. Students at Hawthorn University learn the principles of nutrition using the most up-to-date scientifically based information sources in the field. Our teaching model focuses on current holistic and conventional scientific information, utilizing guided independent study that is supportive and interactive. Our program emphasizes critical thinking and teaches students to discern the quality and accuracy of research. Students are trained to address the biochemical uniqueness of their clients and to develop individual health protocols using diet, supplement, and lifestyle suggestions. Direct application of nutritional concepts is encouraged, making learning personally relevant.

Nutritional health is a dynamic, fast evolving field. Hawthorn University presents a comprehensive and personalized holistic approach to health education that promotes interaction and respect. As people seek trustworthy health information in a growing field, the need for Nutrition Consultants and educators with professional degrees grows! For a complete listing of courses included in this program click on the University Catalog or the Curriculum link on this page.

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