Bastyr University

MS in Nutrition for Wellness (MSNW - San Diego Campus)


4106 Sorrento Valley Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92121

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Nutrition for Wellness (MSNW - San Diego Campus)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness program prepares students to serve as leaders in whole-food education. Students gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of nutrition. They learn to evaluate new studies and parse good information from bad.

But students gain more than just knowledge. They develop tools for communicating complex information in simple ways that transform peoples' lives. Students develop advanced skills in writing, public speaking, cooking demonstrations, creating innovative nutrition programs, motivating behavior change and other tools for bringing their knowledge to people who need it.

Distinct Niche

The nutrition for wellness program teaches skills to deliver effective food and nutrition education for groups through a variety of media. In an era when obesity and related chronic diseases are on the rise, this degree trains professionals who can motivate groups to make positive lifestyle changes. Graduates are prepared for careers in corporate wellness programs, public health programs, grocery store chains, schools and senior centers.

Areas of Focus

The program is grounded in the whole-food philosophy that guides all of Bastyr University’s nutrition education, emphasizing eating a broad variety of foods in their least-processed forms. The program reflects the University’s holistic understanding of mind-body-spirit health, teaching students to draw connections between food, exercise science and health psychology. It also focuses on food for disease prevention, behavior change and development of nutrition programs.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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