Benedictine University

Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness

Improving Health through Nutrition and Wellness
The online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness (MSNW) from Benedictine University offers a life-science based curriculum, an emphasis on research, and a holistic approach to health--defined by balanced nutrition and concern for overall well-being.

Benedictine's flexible, online degree program incorporates wellness, nutrition, and complementary care and alternative therapies. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in nutrition and health risk assessment, motivation, intervention and evaluation.

Classes include topics such as advanced nutrition, obesity, the cultural context of health and community health analysis. Graduates of the online MS in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University develop proficiencies in:

  • assessing health and wellness risks
  • creating programs that promote optimal nutrition and wellness to groups and individuals
  • monitoring the effectiveness of health, wellness and nutrition programs
  • health promotion and risk reduction
  • community-based education programming
  • therapeutic intervention

Consistently well-ranked on US News & World Report's annual list of top master's institutions in the Midwest, Benedictine University is an established institution with a tradition of academic excellence and more than 120 years of history. You'll earn the same highly respected MSNW degree as our traditional, on-campus students with the convenience and flexibility of the online format, a geographically and professionally diverse student body, and abundant support when you need it.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a life science (such as biology, nutrition or dietetics, nursing, health, exercise physiology) or physical science (chemistry, biochemistry). This master's degree program is a life science–based nutrition and wellness degree.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

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