Eating Disorders

The Eating Disorders Institute (EDI) provides professionals with research-based tools, techniques, and strategies for use in medical treatment, mental health counseling, nutrition counseling, and education and outreach work.

Plymouth State University’s eating disorders program includes these exclusive options.

  • The nation’s only MEd program with a 15-credit focus on eating disorders.
  • The nation’s only 12-credit eating disorders core curriculum that satisfies the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) requirement toward future certification.
  • The nation’s premier eating disorders certificate program of its type.

Experienced faculty members include current practitioners in the field who are devoted to increased understanding of the changing face of eating disorders.

All options can be completed entirely in New Hampshire; at PSU’s partner institution, the Meadows Ranch in Wickenburg, AZ; or by combining courses from both sites.

Certificate Program

The 15-credit graduate certificate program benefits school, health care, and mental health professionals (e.g., counselors, social workers, nurses, and dietitians) who want to specialize in eating disorder treatment and education/outreach. The program, which includes a 120-hour individualized clinical/capstone experience in eating disorders, can be completed in approximately one year or less. The certificate program may be integrated with Plymouth State’s MEd programs in health education or human relations.

MEd in Health Education, Eating Disorders

Master’s Core Component – 9 credits

Eating Disorders Institute Component – 12 credits

Elective Component – 9 credits

With your advisor, you’ll choose nine credits of electives appropriate to your program of study.

Capstone Experience – 3 credits

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.

New Hampshire Eating Disorders Resource Directory (PDF)

HL Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Eating Disorders (HL) classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.


Dr. Mardie Burckes-Miller

Professor of Health Education
Director of the Eating Disorders Institute
Graduate Program Coordinator for Eating Disorders

Phone: (603) 535-2515