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.



  • CHS faculty named to list of ‘most influential Delawareans’

    CHS faculty named to list of ‘most influential Delawareans’

    February 01, 2021 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    Two faculty members in the College of Health Sciences have been named to the list of most influential Delawareans by News Journal. The content is available only to subscribers of The News Journal.
  • Sleep Regularly

    December 01, 2020 | Written by Beth Miller
    UD researchers report that regular sleep patterns are associated with cardiovascular health.
  • BHAN researchers study sandwich quality

    October 26, 2020 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    We don’t always think about the nutritional value of the sandwiches we scarf down, but three faculty members have done just that.