Degrees and Programs

Nutrition
Nutrition

Why study nutrition at Benedictine?

Reputation. Forbes magazine consistently lists Benedictine University among the top colleges and universities in the nation. The Benedictine University nutrition programs have been rated highly by our own students and alumni.

Faculty who care. We are concerned about you and your success and will provide help, support and career mentoring.

Concrete, practical, hands-on experiences. We will involve you in your educational endeavors. We strongly believe in “hands-on” learning and assessment. Nutrition courses use multiple methods of interaction and assessment, including authentic case studies, presentations, lesson plans, research, laboratory reports, debates and discussions. Nutrition majors have the opportunity to gain real on-the-job experience, confidence and networking through supervised practica.

Small class sizes. Smaller class sizes help students engage and promote more active learning and networking with your peers who are your future colleagues. Enrollment in nutrition courses ranges between eight and 24 students.

How does the program work?

The Benedictine University at Mesa Nutrition major is designed as a future-orientated, comprehensive, dynamic and interdisciplinary program. Cooperative learning from peers and mentors is encouraged and self-responsibility is stressed. Benedictine University at Mesa strives to develop an academic community that supports each person in the pursuit of knowledge and personal development. Our hope is to stir within each individual the hopes, dreams and passions to become their best, make a positive difference in the lives of others and continue to learn and develop lifelong.

Courses in written and oral communications, ethics, cultural heritage, and social and behavioral sciences provide a strong interdisciplinary foundation. Courses in lifecycle nutrition, community nutrition, medical nutrition and food science will focus your interests in nutrition. Specialty courses in assessment, education theory, program evaluation, group process, environmental nutrition and health in the aging population are designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a health educator. Throughout your coursework, you will apply and integrate the learning principles in a practical and problem-solving manner. The health education capstone is a field experience designed to apply your learning in a real-world setting.

If you plan to transfer to Benedictine University, you are strongly urged to meet in a timely manner with an admissions counselor and an academic advisor so that you may coordinate your plan and still complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition within four years.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
25
End of Add/Drop Course Changes and Late Registration for Online Session 2
Mesa Branch Campus
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End of Add/Drop Course Changes and Late Registration for Online Session 2

Date: October 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Oct
25
End of Add/Drop Course Changes and Late Registration for Online Session 2
Mesa Branch Campus
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End of Add/Drop Course Changes and Late Registration for Online Session 2

Date: October 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Oct
25
Full Moon Hike
Mesa Branch Campus
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Full Moon Hike

Date: October 25

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Pima Canyon Trailhead

Contact: Kevin Broeckling    (602) 888-5507    kbroeckling@ben.edu

Event Description:

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor for a guided night hike at one of the area's best hiking venues! Night hiking is a unique experience that everyone should experience. The sparkling stars and dark woods are a perfect complement to each other. Some hiking experience is recommended for this activity. Allow us to make sure you have the most enjoyable and educational outing possible!

Learn about local venues that are particularly suited to night hikingLearn tips and techniques to have a safe, enjoyable night hike. 

Take in the different sights afforded by night cover.

Member Price: FREE | Non-Member Price: FREE

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Oct
26
Freshmen Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Freshmen Fridays

Date: October 26

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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