The Eating Disorders Institute (EDI) is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with clients and students affected by eating disorders. You’ll focus your program on the development of educational and outreach opportunities for delivery in school systems or communities. Plymouth State is an approved site to offer a 12-credit eating disorder core curriculum which satisfies the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)requirement towards future certification.
Plymouth State offers one of the few graduate programs with a focus on Eating Disorders in the country, and is the only one of its kind in the Northeast. Experienced faculty are current practitioners in the field of eating disorders, and work to increase your understanding of the changing face of eating disorders. In January 2014, the EDI program expanded to offer courses with host partner, Mirasol Recovery Centers in Tucson, AZ.
Educators, health care professionals, and mental health professionals (e.g., counselors, social workers, nurses, and dietitians) who wish to specialize in eating disorder treatment, may enroll in a 15-credit certificate program that can also be integrated with a MEd in Health Education or Human Relations. The EDI program can be completed in approximately one year by taking two courses during the fall and spring terms and completing a 120-hour clinical experience. The program may be completed in two years through enrollment in one course per term and completing the clinical experience.
Use the Course Matrix to see when Eating Disorder course will be held.
MEd in Health Education, Eating Disorders
Master’s Core Component – 9 credits
|ED 5000 Social Behavior in a Diverse Society||3|
|ED 5005 Social Psychology and Mythology across Cultures||3|
|ED 5010 Philosophy, Ethics, and Education||3|
|ED 5030 Research Design||3|
Eating Disorders Institute Component – 12 credits
|HL 5160 Eating Disorders: Awareness and Prevention||3|
|HL 5170 Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders||3|
|HL 5180 Nutrition: Education and Counseling||3|
|HL 5190 Medical and Physiological Aspects of Eating Disorders||3|
Elective Component – 9 credits
With your advisor, you’ll choose nine credits of electives appropriate to your program of study.
Capstone Experience – 3 credits
|HL 5150 Eating Disorders Clinical||3|
NH Eating Disorders Resource Directory
The following is a resource guide of eating disorder providers (including mental health providers and nutrition therapists) located in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and northern Massachusetts. This guide serves as a tool to assist school personnel, families and health care providers in understanding signs and symptoms of eating disorders and then making appropriate referrals when necessary.