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Exercise Science and Nutrition Major

The exercise science and nutrition major is a unique combined major offered jointly by the departments of Exercise Science and Family, Consumer and Nutritional Science. The major includes 24 credits from each department.

A wide range of internship opportunities allows you to choose a site and develop a learning contract with your advisor that matches your interests and goals. Graduates may work in a variety of health and fitness settings. This major also prepares you for graduate school programs in exercise physiology or sports medicine areas.

See below for a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
PSYC 1000: General Psychology
EXSS 1030: Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Issues
ENGL 1000: Human Experience in Literature*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Winter
CHEM 1010: General Chemistry
EXSS 3100: History and Philosophy of Sport and PE
PSYC 2020: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
HIST: History course*
LANG/Elective: Foreign language or elective*

Fall
BIOL 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2200: Microbiology
EXSS 2750: Introduction to Exercise Science
FCNS 2900: Food Science
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*

Winter
BIOL 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II
EXSS 3550: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
FSNU 3000: Nutrition
MATH/STATS: Mathematics/statistics course*

Fall
EXSS 3100: History and Philosophy of Sport and PE
EXSS 3750: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
EXSS 3250: Sports Nutrition
EXSS 3090: Leadership Methods in Exercise Science
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective

Winter
FSNU 4250: Issues in Food and Nutrition
FSNU 4300: Advanced Nutrition
EDUC 3770: Educational Methods in Nutrition
EXSS Elective
Elective

Fall
FSNU 4200: Community Nutrition
FSNU 4350: Medical Nutrition Therapy
EXSS 3450: Exercise Physiology
EXSS 4602: Internship
EXSS Elective

Winter
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
FSNU 4950: Internship/Independent Study
EXSS 3550: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Design
Elective
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.