Social Media for Health and Nutrition Communication

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 213

Course Description

In this course we will examine the diverse uses of social media in the current health and nutrition field and develop a framework for students to apply for future social media usage in professional endeavors. Attention will be paid to the critical analysis of the appropriateness, potential target populations, communication and health behavior strategies, the risks and benefits, and the overall intended outcomes and reach of social media communication. In small groups, students will ultimately design, implement, and develop evaluation tools for a social media campaign/initiative of their choosing. This course is 0.5 credit.  

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Priority enrollment is given to: 

  1. Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change (NICBC) students;
  2. Second-year students;
  3. Students that need the course for their specialization.

Class sessions for Spring 2018 are: March 14, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 9.


Graduate student or instructor consent.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Spring 2018 21597 Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jaharis 156 Marisa Hastie
Fall 2017 84251 Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jaharis 118 Hastie, Marisa
23151 Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jaharis 156 Marisa Hastie
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