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 sciencehealth 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 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

Dance

Health & Wellness

Health, Physical Activity & Disability

Medical Social Services

Nutrition 

Public Health

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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

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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.

OUR RESEARCH

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.

 

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HBNS NEWS
  • Dave Edwards, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology poses with Jocelyn Hafer, Assistant KAAP Professor who's on the awards committee. Edwards won the Excellence in Mentorship of Faculty Award. On the far left, CHS Awards Committee Chair Shea Ching Chai stands at a UD podium, announcing winners.

    Honoring Excellence

    May 28, 2024 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Each spring, the College of Health Sciences Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff, highlighting the dedication and innovative spirit that drive CHS forward.
  • CHS Class of 2024 Spotlight: HBNS

    May 23, 2024 | Written by Amy Cherry
    CHS Class of 2024 Senior Spotlight: Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences
  • Recognizing Delaware's Top Nurses

    May 17, 2024 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Each May, outstanding nurses throughout Delaware gather at the White Clay Creek Country Club to celebrate the prestigious Excellence in Nursing ceremony.