Exercise Science and Nutrition - BA, BS
This unique major provides an excellent overview of both exercise science and nutrition. It is an ideal choice for students who want to deepen their knowledge of fitness and wellness. Exercise science and nutrition graduates are well-suited to work in health clubs, corporate or community wellness programs, or as wellness entrepreneurs. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in exercise physiology, sports medicine, public health, and many other health sciences.
This program includes fundamental courses from both the exercise and sport science and nutrition science curriculums. Some courses in this program also prepare students for additional nationally recognized certifications. For example, Exercise Testing and Prescription prepares students to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) exam.
Exercise science and nutrition majors will have access to a wide range of potential internship sites. Students work with their advisor to develop required internships that meet their career goals. Internship experiences include fitness centers, corporate fitness organizations, and school nutrition programs, just to name a few.
This major is offered in the College for Women only.
|Exercise and Sport Science Courses|
|EXSS 2750||Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science||2|
|EXSS 2800W||Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise Science||4|
|EXSS 3200||Health Behavior Psychology||4|
|EXSS 3350||Kinesiology and Biomechanics with Lab||4|
|EXSS 3450||Exercise Physiology with Lab||4|
|EXSS 3500||Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning||4|
|EXSS 3550||Exercise Testing and Prescription with Lab||4|
|or EXSS 4614||Fieldwork|
|FSNU 2300||Nutrition Foundations||4|
|FSNU 2900||Food Science||4|
|FSNU 3250||Sports Nutrition||2|
|FSNU 3350||Lifelong Nutrition||4|
|FSNU 3770||Nutrition Education and Counseling||4|
|FSNU 4270||Current Issues in Foods and Nutrition||4|
|Select one from:||2-4|
|Intercultural and Community Nutrition with Lab|
|Foodservice Operations Management with Lab|
|All exercise science and nutrition students are required to complete a senior portfolio|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|BIOL 2200||Introduction to Microbiology with Lab||4|
|BIOL 2610||Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab||4|
|BIOL 2620||Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab||4|
|CHEM 1110||General Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|IPE 1030||Healthcare Teams Foundations and Medical Terminology||2|
|IPE 4200W||Healthcare Teams - Evidence-Based Practice||4|
|PHIL 3400||Biomedical Ethics||4|
|PSYC 1001||General Psychology with Lab||4|
|PSYC 2025||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
|Select one from:||4|
|Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences|
|Statistical Analysis for Decision Making|
|Statistical Methods in Psychology|
|Statistical Analysis with Corequisite|
Exercise science and nutrition majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors and the fourth writing requirement by completing EXSS 2800W Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise Science and IPE 4200W Healthcare Teams - Evidence-Based Practice. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice).