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Benedictine University


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Online Master’s Degrees in Nutrition and Wellness

Benedictine University offers two online graduate programs in the growing field of nutrition and wellness to suit different career goals—a Master of Arts and a Master of Science.

What's the Difference?

  • The M.A. program emphasizes building your knowledge of research principles.
  • Students in the M.A. program graduate with two certificates: one of their choice from three options and a Health Research Planning Certificate.
  • The M.S. program has greater depth in nutrition science and applied research.
  • The M.S. program requires a thesis that requires original research.

Master of Arts in Nutrition and Wellness

Benedictine University’s online Master of Arts in Nutrition and Wellness program focuses on the interrelationships among food, nutrition and health as well as the development of crucial research professional skills for this growing field. Students are prepared to plan and design nutrition and wellness programming based on accepted research in the field.

Coursework consists of:

  • A core nutrition and wellness curriculum
  • Classes in research principles, resulting in the Health Research Planning Certificate
  • Three certificate options to customize to specific career goals and needs:
    • Community Nutrition Engagement — focuses on tailoring programs to the specific needs of communities and clients.
    • Nutrition Entrepreneurship — prepares students to establish and manage their own nutrition-related business or consultancy.
    • Health Education and Promotion — explores the design, development and evaluation of health education programs.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness program is an in-depth study of nutrition science with focus on health promotion and wellness. The M.S. offers those who possess a bachelor’s degree in a life or physical science a multi-dimensional study of health, including registered dietitians (RDs), featuring topics such as:

  • Metabolism
  • The scientific examination of functional foods and phytochemicals in various disease conditions
  • The application of interventions in clinical, wellness and public health settings.

Students also complete a thesis that includes planning a research project, collecting data and conducting an in-depth analysis.

Benedictine Rewards Success

Scholarship Overview

New online M.S. and M.A. in Nutrition and Wellness students are eligible for Benedictine's Graduate Merit Scholarship. The award recognizes students for their hard work and dedication by offering the last class of the program for free.

How It Works

To qualify, students must enroll in the M.S. or M.A. program during our current entry period. Students must also:

  • Complete their final course within three years of starting the program
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.75 GPA or higher
  • Remain in good standing with Benedictine University

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