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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!



COPE Healthy decision making

COPE and Villanova School of Business (VSB) hosted a one-day interactive and engaging conference that paired 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.

Created for nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, health coaches, business professionals and policy experts, the two-part conference included The Mind-Environment Connection: Using Mindfulness to Promote Healthy Choices  and Eating in Context: Perspectives on the Consumer, the Context, and Policy Drivers of Food-related Decisions.

Check out our Op-Ed piece highlighting our conference, published in Morning Consult, written by Rebecca Shenkman MPH RDN LDN and Beth Vallen PhD  

Op-Ed: A New Approach to Combat America's Obesity Epidemic


Speaker Slides

* Rozin_Misguided Perspectives Slides_3 per page.pdf
The Sometimes Misguided Pursuit




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


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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.