Academic and research programs in the Department of Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences 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 science, health promotion, and nutrition and dietetics.
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The Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences programs train students in the science and practice of health behavior science, health promotion, nutrition, and dietetics.
Health Behavior Science and Promotion (PhD)
Health Promotion (MS)
Clinical Health Coaching Certificate
Nutrition Sciences (PhD)
Human Nutrition (MS)
MS Nutrition / Dietetic Internship
Health & Wellness
Health, Physical Activity & Disability
Medical Social Services
Katherine Rippon, a senior nutrition and dietetics major at the University of Delaware, spent the summer examining the effects of wild blueberry consumption on cardiovascular health and cognitive function in the older adult population.: youtube.com/watch?v=1uwYvWsC7so
Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences 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.