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Benedictine University

Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness

Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois


Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow


Department of Nutrition
College Rd
Lisle, Illinois, 60532, United States



Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness program prepares students to become vital ingredients in community-based nutrition and wellness programs. Designed for those who want to help others and make a positive difference in their communities, this program develops one’s applied knowledge on preventative and health-promotion concerns to diverse populations across the lifespan. The health education and promotion concentration is aligned with Certified Health Educator Specialist competencies. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, you get to tailor the Nutrition Entrepreneurship concentration to best meet your career aspirations. Benedictine University offers a high-quality M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program in an interactive fully online or blended online/face-to-face format. Either format offers one the flexibility to earn a master's degree from an established, reputable university while continuing personal and professional pursuits. Students usually enroll in one course at a time (eight weeks) with two courses per term, and 3 terms per year, typically completing the degree in less than two years. Students can complete this degree in as few as 16 months by completing more courses per term. Applicants with a bachelor degree in nutrition/dietetics may be able to progress at a faster pace since most course prerequisites would be met prior to entry.

Academic Fields
    Nutrition Sciences.
    Human Nutrition.
    Health and Wellness, General.
    Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
    Master's, MS, MS Nutrition and Wellness

    Full Time, Part Time, Online or Distance


    wellness, nutrition


    As part of the admissions process, students are required to submit: - 1-2 page Goal Statement - Current Resume - 2 References, Professional or Academic - Official Transcripts There are no specific pre-requisite courses and no specific major that a student must have.
    Academic Backgrounds
      Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other.
      Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
      Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
      Health and Wellness, General.
    B+ = 3.0-3.2


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    Caroline Pluta


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    Rosa Alvarado

    Director of Graduate Admissions