Benedictine University Expands Online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness Faculty

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Benedictine University proudly announces the addition of Jodie Shield, M.Ed., RD, and Teresa Pangan, Ph.D., RDN, to its online Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness faculty. The program was designed especially for registered dietitians and for those with bachelor’s degrees in a life or physical science.

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Benedictine University is pleased to announce the addition of Jodie Shield, M.Ed., RD, and Teresa Pangan, Ph.D., RDN, to its online Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness faculty.

Designed specifically to address the needs of registered dietitians and those with bachelor’s degrees in a life or physical science, the M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program combines nutrition science and wellness into a single online program aimed to advance the way health professionals care for their clients.

Jodie Shield, M.Ed., RD, has been both a consultant and spokesperson in the nutrition field for more than two decades, serving as the national media spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association from 1989 to 1995. She is also the co-author of the “American Dietetic Association’s Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids,” “Childhood and Adolescent Overweight: A Health Professional’s Guide to Identification, Treatment and Prevention” and the “ADA Pocket Guide to Pediatric Weight Management.” She has also written for the Chicago Tribune, Ladies’ Home Journal and Reader’s Digest.

Seen as one of the top authorities in web design for the nutrition and dietetics industry, Teresa Pangan, Ph.D., RDN, owned and operated Webnoxious where she created and updated more than 150 sites, eventually selling the company in 2010. She is also a certified career management coach who helps small businesses grow and reach their target markets through Teresa Pangan Brand Consulting and Social Media More with Less.

Next semester, Shield will teach NTR 657: Nutrition Communications through Technology, which focuses on applying the latest technologies for collaboration, communication and dissemination of nutrition services and innovations. Pangan will teach NTR 658: Planning and Nutrition, which explores the steps behind launching successful new ventures.

Benedictine’s online M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program enables working professionals to build on their existing knowledge while offering opportunities for career growth. Students may choose between two concentrations, Health Education and Nutrition Entrepreneurship, which impart the skills to conduct in-depth research and the ability to evaluate results based on data analysis and evidenced-based decisions. Deeply committed to the advancement of the nutrition and wellness field, the University also offers a free online Continuing Professional Education series (CPE), helping nutrition professionals earn the credits needed to maintain licensure. The CPE series also doubles as springboard for those interested in pursuing a M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness.

About Benedictine University:

Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the No. 1 fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit research universities between 2000-2010, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013.

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