Wellness Promotion

The M.A. in Nutrition Education with a focus on wellness promotion is designed for individuals from a variety of health and human performance disciplines who wish to add nutrition and wellness counseling expertise to their current professional skills. The program provides a foundation in nutrition science, counseling and education skills, and practice-based research, combined with a range of elective course choices. The electives allow you to obtain a master's degree that is tailored to your goals.

Candidates are required to complete a 45-credit program consisting of the core requirements (nine credits) and the following concentration requirements and program electives.  


Course Number Course Name
Updated: July 2004
Core Requirements (9 credits)
Concentration Requirements (19 credits)
GEN 504 Strategies in Teaching and Learning
NED 599 Comprehensive Examination in Nutrition Education
NED 641 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism: Macronutrients
NED 642 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism: Regulatory Nutrients
NED 644 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
NED 653 Health Counseling
NED 689 Introduction to Nutrition Research
NED 690 Seminar in Nutrition Education
Program Electives (17 credits)
GEN 511 Special Topics
NED 511 Special Topics in Nutrition
NED 601 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy
NED 643 Community Nutrition
NED 645 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
NED 646 Geriatric Nutrition
NED 647 Contemporary Topics in Nutrition
NED 648 Independent Study
NED 650 Planning Programs for Wellness
NED 651 Normal Pediatric Nutrition and Growth
NED 699 Thesis
HCA 620 Marketing Health Care Services
HCA 621 Health Ethics
HCA 630 Health Economics

Other electives may be permitted with the written approval of the Department Chair. For more information about the master’s degree in nutrition education, please contact Dr. Laura Frank at lfrank@immaculata.edu or 610-647-4400 ext. 3482.

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