Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Telephone: (302) 831-2252
Faculty Listing: http://www.udel.edu/chs/facultystaff/index.html#bhan
The department offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science degrees in Health Promotion (non-thesis,) and Human Nutrition (thesis and non-thesis options.) The department also offers a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship certificate program and a Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching.
Although admission occurs on an on-going basis for BHAN graduate programs, to ensure consideration for admission to one of these degree programs, a completed Admission Application should be submitted no later than January 15 for the fall semester and September 15 for the spring semester. Admission application forms are available from the Graduate Office, from the department, and online at:
International student applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the English language if English is not their first language. The University requires departments to use an official paper-based TOEFL score of 550 or better or 213 or better on the computer-based TOEFL or 79 on the IBET TOEFL for an applicant to be considered for admission. The University expects a minimum score of 18 on the Internet-based Speaking Test. TOEFL scores more than two years old cannot be validated or considered official.
A limited number of teaching assistantships/tuition scholarships are available on a competitive basis. To be eligible the student must complete an application file and must be qualified for admission in regular status. Funding decisions are made separately from admission decisions. First priority is given to thesis students. Please refer to Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships for more information.
M.S. in Health Promotion – This interdisciplinary program prepares professionals for the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, with graduates having the skills and knowledge to produce positive impact on health behaviors.
M.S. in Human Nutrition – This program provides advanced training in Nutrition and includes both thesis and non-thesis (scholarly project) options, with available linkages to the State Divisions of Aging and Public Health, the University Wellness Center, and local health care facilities.
Dietetic Internship – This innovative, distance-learning, computer-based internship program for individuals who are seeking the registered dietitian (R.D.) credential, won a national award in 2003.
Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching - This program provides students and professionals working 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 PROMOTIONMASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN NUTRITIONDIETETIC INTERNSHIPGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH COACHING
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