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New Program: Master’s in Nutrition for Wellness

We are launching our second degree program for Bastyr University California: Master of Science in Nutrition for Welness. Read all about it:

The newest accredited degree program at Bastyr University California offers something old and something new. The Master of Science in Nutrition for Wellness builds on the success of Bastyr’scurrent nutrition programs, which are among the University’s most popular. The new program adds a focus on teaching nutrition to groups in a variety of settings and media.

That’s an unfilled niche, says Debra A. Boutin, MS, RD, chair of Bastyr's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science.

“We wanted to come at nutrition in a new way,” says Boutin. “It’s about training people at a graduate level to understand the science behind nutrition. That prepares them to share about whole foods in a way that has integrity and accuracy.”

Graduates of the new program will be qualified to lead the wellness programs that have risen in popularity at workplaces, health care organizations, schools and senior centers. Graduates might develop nutrition programs for grocery store chains, produce cooking demonstrations or lead grant-funded public health projects. Or they might become entrepreneurs, using video, writing, consulting or other methods to bring nutrition information to others.

The common thread will be an ability to translate ever-changing scientific research into accessible information that can change peoples' lives.

“We’re hoping to attract the same kind of passionate people who come to our Washington nutrition programs,” Boutin says. “People who really want to work with groups and become comfortable with media and publicity.”

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Posted by on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:03am


This blog contains the most recent updates and developments for Bastyr University's San Diego campus, which opened in fall 2012.

The San Diego campus and clinic is located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard in the center of the city's life sciences cluster and approximately 14 miles north of downtown.

It lies within walking distance of the San Diego Coaster commuter train (which connects to more light-rail lines), and is within a short drive of the University of California-San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital and the VA San Diego Medical Center.