Benedictine Expands Online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness

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Benedictine University’s online Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness offers a multi-dimensional study of health focusing on topics including the advanced study of macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism, the scientific examination of functional foods and phytochemicals in various disease conditions and the application of interventions in clinical, wellness and public health settings.

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Students and professionals dedicated to holistic nutrition now have a customizable, sophisticated Nutrition and Wellness graduate program available to them online that teaches the latest in nutrition programming to help effectively serve clients

Benedictine University’s online Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness offers a multi-dimensional study of health focusing on topics including the advanced study of macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism, the scientific examination of functional foods and phytochemicals in various disease conditions and the application of interventions in clinical, wellness and public health settings. In response to current market conditions and nutrition industry projections, the innovative online degree program now features two specific areas of study: Health Education and Nutrition Entrepreneurship.

The Health Education concentration is ideal for nutrition professionals who are passionate about helping people live a healthier lifestyle. The curriculum emphasizes serving clients through community-based programming and therapeutic intervention. Students in this niche are prepared to sit for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

The Nutrition Entrepreneurship concentration blends business acumen with nutrition know-how to prepare students to create and run their own business. This area of study is also ideal for professionals wanting to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to program and service development within their corporate or clinical business.

The flexible, distance-learning Benedictine M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program covers research process including data analysis and research steps to formulate evidence-based decisions while also teaching students to critically review, evaluate and contribute to literature in the field. The life science–based curriculum is guided by faculty who are well-published, accomplished researchers active in professional organizations. The curriculum advisory board includes members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness is ideal for health and nutrition professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and advance their careers. Through 64 quarter-hour courses, graduates of the online M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University earn their degree along with a specialty in Health Education or Entrepreneurship. All students gain proficiency in:

  •     In-depth knowledge and application of key areas of nutrition science.
  •     Assessing individual and group needs for interventions.
  •     Planning and designing nutrition and wellness education or training programming for individuals or groups.
  •     Effectively communicating health education and health promotion.
  •     Conducting evaluation and outcomes-based research.
  •     Critical thinking skills.

“Students and professionals dedicated to holistic nutrition now have a customizable, sophisticated Nutrition and Wellness graduate program available to them online that teaches the latest in nutrition programming to help effectively serve clients constantly evolving needs,” says Catherine Arnold, department chair and professor of Nutrition at Benedictine. “The research component in this program is hands-on. From empirically evaluating a health education assessment to writing a business plan for their own business venture, our students are prepared to meet the current and ever-changing demands of the market.”

More information about Benedictine’s online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness is available at http://www.onlinedegrees-benedictine.com.

About Benedictine University
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes ranks Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the second consecutive year in 2012. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.

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