COPE Save the Date


COPE and VSB will host a one-day interactive and engaging conference that pairs the evidence-based research on mindfulness and mindful eating techniques used in a healthcare/clinical setting with consumer behavior research on food policy and environment’s impact on food choice.

Villanova CoN and VSB

The Mind-Environment Connection: Using Mindfulness to Promote Healthy Choices.

Speakers:  Cheryl Harris MPH RD 
                  Susan Stabler-Haas, PMHCNS-BC

Eating in Context: Perspectives on the Consumer, the Context, and Policy Drivers of Food-related Decisions.

Speakers: Paul Rozin, PhD 

Keynote speaker: Tatiana Andreyeva PhD; Director of Economic Initiatives, Rudd Center

LOCATION: Driscoll Hall, Villanova University

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Contact hours available for nurses and dietitians

For more information, contact Rebecca Shenkman, COPE Director at or 610-519-5931.


Interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities? Please refer to this document below for more information. Thank you!






February 23, 2018, COPE will offer a 1-day workshop for NPs interested in learning more about nutrition care, covering topics such as weight management, cancer, diabetes, and gerontology. Contact hours will be available.

Registration to open fall 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

STD NP course

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ANCC Accredited Provider

In June 2013 accreditation was granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded.

Villanova University College of Nursing  / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 

CPE accredited Provider

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) meets the official criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2012 - 2015).  Providership # 698849

ACSM Approved Provider

Non-Endorsement Statements

ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Villanova University or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provide Status does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.