Academic and research programs in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition focus on the nutritional, behavioral, physiological and psychosocial aspects of health, wellness, illness and aging within a socio-ecological framework. With our undergraduate and graduate academic programs there is an abundance of opportunity and challenge for newly educated professionals in the fields of health behavior sciencehealth promotion, and nutrition and dietetics.

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The Behavioral Health and Nutrition programs train students in the science and practice of health behavior science, health promotion, nutrition, and dietetics.

Health Behavior Sciences (BS)

Nutrition (BS)

Nutrition & Dietetics (BS)

Nutrition & Medical Sciences (BS)


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Health Behavior Science and Promotion (PhD)

Health Promotion (MS)

Clinical Health Coaching Certificate 

Nutrition Sciences (PhD)

Human Nutrition (MS)

MS Nutrition / Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship

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Coaching Science


Health & Wellness

Health, Physical Activity & Disability

Medical Social Services


Public Health

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Our team members collaborate with you and each other to develop interdisciplinary plans to help you achieve and maintain wellness – offering services such as nutrition counseling and health coaching.


Behavioral Health and Nutrition faculty members are productive researchers, dedicated to addressing some of our leading health problems. Research faculty are funded through the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, the American Heart Association, the Delaware Division of Public Health, and other private foundations. This work creates many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.



  • These vegetables thwart air pollution

    May 09, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    UD professor discovers how apiaceous vegetables reduce toxins from cigarette smoke and air pollution
  • A unifying experience

    April 19, 2022 | Written by Amy Cherry
    University of Delaware sophomore Autumn Gentry, who majors in health behavior science, coached the Appoquinimink Unified Basketball team this season, taking them to the championship game.
  • Milkman Describes the Science of Behavior Change at Foltyn Seminar

    April 07, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    On Wednesday, March 23, the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences hosted its 6th annual Foltyn Seminar featuring a presentation by Dr. Katherine Milkman, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.