Program Overviews

Hawthorn University is approved to offer degree and certificate programs in Holistic Health and Nutrition by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). On September 7, 2016, the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education renewed Hawthorn University's (Institution Code: 48441699) approval to operate for 5 years. Any questions a student may have regarding the approval of the BPPE that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at P.O. Box 980818 Sacramento, CA 95798-0810, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/ ; Phone: (916) 431-6924.


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Degree Program Requirements

» Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (MSHN)

A total of sixty (60) credits are needed to graduate. To graduate, students must complete all courses and examinations and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.  Students must successfully complete a Midterm Examination to enroll in advanced classes and must successfully complete a Final Examination before enrolling in the thesis courses. Students must clear all financial obligations and their student file must be complete before the degree is awarded.

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The Holistic Nutrition program is an online master of science program that provides students with clinical holistic nutrition tools. Students are taught the principles of holistic nutrition using current science and peer reviewed information. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board examination.

Upon successful completion of the MSHN program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education (MHNE)

A total of thirty-seven (37) credits are needed to graduate. To graduate, students must complete all courses and examinations and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students must successfully complete a Midterm Examination to enroll in advanced classes and must successfully complete a Final Examination. A research topic must be approved by the course instructor and a research project satisfactorily completed to graduate. Students must clear all financial obligations and their student file must be complete before the degree is awarded.

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The Health and Nutrition Education program is an online, interactive master of science degree which is instructor-led and focused on holistic nutrition education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board examination.

Upon successful completion of the MHNE program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition (MSTN)

A total of thirty-six (36) credits are needed to graduate. To graduate, students must complete all courses and examinations and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students must successfully complete a Midterm Examination to enroll in advanced classes and must successfully complete a Final Examination. Students must clear all financial obligations and their student file must be complete before the degree is awarded.

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The Traditional Nutrition program develops skills in holistic health, wellness promotion, and nutrition education in an online, interactive, asynchronous format. This master of science program explores traditional diets incorporating the principles and philosophy of Weston A. Price. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board examination.

Upon successful completion of the MSTN program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition (DSC)

A total of sixty (60) credits are needed to graduate. To graduate, students must complete all assignments and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. The doctoral program requires a Midterm Examination and a cumulative Final Examination at the completion of all course work followed by a dissertation and an oral defense with committee members. Students must clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete before the degree is awarded. 

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The Doctorate in Science in Holistic Nutrition program explores the links between holistic nutrition and environmental sciences, public policy, and the effect of nutrition on various organ systems and promotes the development of tradition of thought, discussion, exploration, and inquiry in the field of holistic nutrition.

Upon successful completion of the doctoral program, graduates should be able to:

 

Certificate Program Requirements

» Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition (SFHN)

To graduate, students must complete twenty-four (24) credits, pass the Foundation Level Examination, and achieve an average grade of C or better. The SFHN program requires that students pass the Foundation Level Examination. Students must clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete before a certificate is awarded.

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The Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition program explores the benefits of whole foods nutrition and the basics of holistic nutrition information which can be incorporated into an existing health-related practice. Graduates of this 24-credit online program are eligible to enter into the advanced level of the Nutrition Consultant program, which focuses on working with clients.

Upon successful completion of the SFHN program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Nutrition Consultant Certificate (NC)

To graduate students must complete forty-eight (48) credits achieve an average grade of C or better. Students must pass a Midterm Examination and a Final Examination, clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete before a certificate is awarded. 

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The Nutrition Consultant program is an online, clinical program which educates students to work in the dynamic field of holistic nutrition and natural health as nutrition consultants. This program includes an optional final research project and presentation for those students who wish to deepen their understanding of a particular concept in greater detail. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing examination.

Upon successful completion of the NC program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Holistic Health Certificate (HH)

The HH certificate program requires that students complete twelve (12) credits and achieve an average grade of C or better in order to graduate. Students must clear all financial obligations and their student file must be complete before a certificate is awarded. A cumulative final test or examination is not required for the completion of this program.

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The Holistic Health, a short, online certificate program introduces basic health concepts by examining wellness from a holistic perspective. Students are taught how to live healthy lives, manage stress, and understand the benefits of physical activity in addition to being introduced to complementary and alternative medicine and fitness.

Upon successful completion of the HH program, graduates should be able to:

 

» Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate (WTNC)

To graduate, students must complete eighteen (18) credits and achieve an average grade of C or better. Students must clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete before a certificate is awarded.  A cumulative final test or examination is not required for the completion of the WTNC program. 

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The Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate program supports the global mission of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Students study the principles of nourishing traditional diets and develop the critical thinking skills necessary to educate others on how to improve health.

Upon successful completion of the WTNC program, graduates should know:

 


» Continuing Education

Lifelong learners can add to your resume by earning Continuing Education Units (CEU) and a Certificate of Completion.  See our assortment of Continuing Education (CE) courses on specific topics pertaining to nutrition and health.