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News & Events

Project RENEW! With Helayne Waldman
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Join our faculty, Dr. Helayne Waldman, oncology nutrition specialist and project RENEW! RENEW! is the first live, online program of its type to be launched in the US; join us for its inaugural run starting Wednesday, September 30th. The mission of RENEW! is to help you implement a firm foundation...
Catherine Bond
Thursday, 06 August 2015
Congratulations to Catherine Bond for receiving the Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition degree, Summa cum Laude. Catherine was raised to believe that a low-fat diet was the way to go. When her daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease Catherine stopped purchasing prepared and processed...
Bradley Linberg
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Congratulations to Bradley Linberg for graduating Summa cum Laude with a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree. As a student at Iowa State University, Bradley discovered weightlifting. His desire to gain lean muscle mass and increase his strength led to an interest in food targeted to body...
Jennifer Burns
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Congratulations to Jennifer Burns for receiving the Magna cum Laude distinction with her Nutrition Consultant certificate. Jennifer also earned a natural chef certification from Bauman College. She leads workshops on a variety of health topics such as the importance of a whole foods diet,...
Marlyse Laure Assonken-Sobtafo
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Congratulations to Marlyse Laure Assonken-Sobtafo for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Marlyse has worked for several international organizations dealing with malnutrition and hunger for years. She enrolled at Hawthorn University to improve her technical...


New Class: Nutritional Needs for Healthy Aging (NHA 800)

Open enrollment begins on Sept 8, 2015.

Explore the health patterns of older adults and become skilled at educating others regarding the impact of diet and lifestyle in this population to make successful behavior changes. Learn to develop nutrition plans for seniors with Dr. Janet Ludwig in a Master's level independent study course. Click Here for more info.

Live Webinar

  • Professor Malcolm H. Lader says it well: "It is more difficult to withdraw people from benzodiazepines than it is from heroin.” For this reason we need to say NO to benzodiazepines for anxiety (and other conditions)!  Hawthorn University welcomes Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott, CN as she presents Say NO...

  • My thesis project helped me to develop my niche before I graduated. I came away from Hawthorn with a well rounded education prepared to help others in their journey towards wellness.
    Marjie Andrejciw // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University provided such a valuable education and experience! Coming from a background in dietetics, the information was reliable, credible, and most importantly understandable and applicable!
    Lisa Booth // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn provided me with valuable skills to follow my passion...My degree also gave credibility in holistic nutrition that has been the foundation for launching my career.
    Wendy Borden // MSHN Graduate
  • My education at Hawthorn was very inspiring, resourceful and helped me prepare for my own Nutrition Consulting business.
    Katherine Carter // NC Graduate
  • I was very impressed with the curriculum, teaching staff, and support Hawthorn provided. This is truly a group of very dedicated and knowledgeable health and nutrition professionals.
    Amanda Codd // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University has opened doors for me. That people look to me for answers and recommendations is immensely gratifying. The coursework is insightful, challenging and far-reaching.
    Patricia A. Curley // MSHN Graduate
  • The knowledge I gained studying at Hawthorn...proves invaluable in my job on a daily basis.
    Denis Faye // MSHN Graduate
  • What I appreciated the most at Hawthorn was the connection I had with my instructors and supporting faculty...I feel more confident as a professional in my field and realize the potential of what I can still accomplish as a Holistic Nutrition Educator.
    Andrea Hill // MHNE Graduate
  • I am very impressed with the University’s commitment to incorporating real food into the science of nutrition. I felt the curriculum was extremely applicable to what I would take into the outside world.
    Rebecca Katz // MHNE Graduate
  • The education I received at Hawthorn has touched every part of my life, personally and professionally...I respect and admire each instructor, student, and graduate of Hawthorn for sharing this passion.
    Christina Mace // MHNE Graduate
  • My educational experience at Hawthorn was marked with fulfillment and reward...The Hawthorn experience will always be one of my lifetime joys. I remain with deep gratitude.
    W. Philip McDonald // MSHN Graduate
  • I had a wonderful experience at Hawthorn. My the course work was relevant, and very useful. I feel that I learned a great deal, and the program prepared me for working as a nutrition consultant.
    Julie Murray // MSHN Graduate
  • Each time I meet with a client for either Nutrition or Fitness Consulting I draw on my education as a student of Hawthorn University...I have never ever regretted the investment I made in myself by applying to Hawthorn University.
    Julie F. Richards // MSHN Graduate
  • I feel grateful for the education I received at Hawthorn, for my special instructor, Heidi Snyder, for the loving support I received all along the way, and for the learning opportunity to make a difference in the world.
    Krystle Shapiro // MSHN Graduate
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my Hawthorn experience and education. I have learned so much and now have the tools to create a beautiful career of my dreams.
    Jennifer Sullivan // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn's education program was flexible, not expensive and worthwhile. It has allowed me to pursue a different career direction, which otherwise could never have happened. Looking back, I'd do it all over again.
    Josiah Vencel // MSHN Graduate
  • The field of nutrition is fascinating indeed!! Hawthorn's program has opened a whole new world that enables me to dive into. The most important is being able to apply this material in one's personal life.
    Scott Watters // MSHN Graduate