The Eating Disorders Institute (EDI) is designed to provide professionals with research-based tools, techniques and strategies to use in medical treatment, mental health counseling, nutrition counseling or education and outreach work. Plymouth State is the only approved site in the country 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 the only M.Ed. in the country with a 15- credit focus on Eating Disorders. Experienced faculty are current practitioners in the field of eating disorders, and work to increase your understanding of the changing face of eating disorders. The complete program is offered in New Hampshire and in Arizona. Courses. In 2014, the EDI program expanded to offer courses at our Arizona. Currently the courses are held at an eating disorders treatment, Remuda Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. School professionals , health care professionals, and mental health professionals (e.g., counselors, social workers, nurses, and dieticians) who wish to specialize in eating disorder treatment, and education/outreach 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 or less by taking courses in both New Hampshire and Arizona. Students also complete a 120-hour individualized clinical/capstone experience in eating disorders.
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.