Hawthon Unviersity, Online education in holistic nutrition

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Hawthorn was founded in December 2002 as Hawthorn Health and Nutrition Institute
upon approval from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and
Vocational Education, offering the Nutrition Consultant certificate
program. The name of the institution was changed to Hawthorn
University in 2007.

Hawthorn received approval to operate as a degree granting institution
adding a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree in 2004 and a
Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education in 2006. The
Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition Education program offering an
Ed.D. was also approved in 2006. In late 2008, the degree designation
of Doctor of Education was changed to Doctor of Science in Holistic
Nutrition to better reflect the goals and objectives of the program.


Hawthorn University offers online holistic health education and nutrition
programs. We promote a respectful dialogue with health providers and
present a broad discourse in the current scientific and alternative
approaches to nutrition.

We currently offer the following programs:

Masters Degree Programs:
Master of Science in Health & Nutrition Education
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition

Doctoral Program:
Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition

Certificate Program:
Nutrition Consultant Program

Hawthorn University is a student supported university where life-long learning inspires our mission. The
Continuing Education Program was inaugurated at Hawthorn in January
2010 inspired by life-long learners; teachers, students,
administrators, applicants, and patrons of Hawthorn University. We are
impassioned because the field is exploding with information, maturing,
and developing breadth. There is much to learn!

This new program, put together by health and nutrition professionals and the
directors of Hawthorn University includes provocative and insightful,
educational, professional development, and webinar certificate courses
with topics selected by Hawthorn faculty, students, professionals in
the field and Hawthorn elders. These courses are tightly focused and
designed and many can be completed in as little as 3 weeks. Many are
independent study. They include a selection of readings from excellent
textbooks, web links to cutting-edge online information, lectures or
webinars, community-based and written activities, and online exams.