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Karen Kibbey
Friday, 29 August 2014
Karen Kibbey graduated Summa cum Laude with a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree. Karen believes that all aspects of human nature – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical - need to be in positive harmony to produce a truly whole, healthy, and happy individual.  Her goal upon...
Elizabeth Naylor
Friday, 22 August 2014
Elizabeth Naylor is to be congratulated for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Elizabeth also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and a Master's of Business Administration. In addition, she holds credentials in Applied Clinical Nutrition...
MSTN Graduates and NANP Board Certification
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
We are proud to announce that graduates of our Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition (MSTN) program are now approved to sit for the NANP board certification exam if they complete two additional courses; MHNE 611 and HRB 1. (NANP is the National Association of Nutrition Professionals; more info...
Denis Faye
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Congratulations to Denis Faye who received a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, Summa cum Laude. Denis also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has lived in Australia and France and written for publications including The New York...
Tracy Jevning
Friday, 27 June 2014
Congratulations to Tracy Jevning for receiving a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree,  Magna cum Laude. Tracy also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and is certified as a yoga instructor.  She has always been very involved in her community and serves...


New Herbal Cooking Course is Open for Enrollment! Enroll before 9/21/14 at the discounted price of $200.

This course, HRB 1: Herbal Cooking: Using Food as Medicine, will share new creative dishes using herbs and spices, cooking with seasonal plants and instruction on how to create daily menus that promote a balanced diet.

Enroll and complete orientation now using the course coupon code "GoingHerbal". Regular tuition of $300 resumes after 9/21/14.

Watch an Introductory Video for the Course HERE.

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 Enroll in a degree program now and lock in your tuition rate through 2016!

  Maintain continuous enrollment and tuition will remain unchanged through 2016 making your education even more affordable.

Tuition for Eligible Programs:

· Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition - $3,900;

· Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education - $5,480;

· Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (clinical) - $11,220;

· Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition - $16,800.

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  • 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