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Exercise Science and Nutrition

College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Fascinated by the science of human movement? Are fitness and wellness important to you? Combine two holistic disciplines with St. Kate's unique exercise science and nutrition major.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your exercise science and nutrition degree in four years.

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Access to Research, Internships, and Jobs in the Field

Our two state-of-the-art research labs — Food Science and Women’s Health Integrative Research (WHIR) — allow students and faculty to explore ways of moving, fueling our bodies, and honing our athletic skills.

Students in our exercise science and nutrition program benefit from access to a wide range of potential internship sites, including fitness centers, corporate fitness organizations, and school nutrition programs — to name only a few.

Students pursuing this program have the opportunity to work as personal trainers, including conducting fitness assessments and exercise testing, and prescribing an exercise regime for participating faculty and staff members.

St. Kate's EXSS students using the WHIR Center on our St. Paul, MN campus for their research
Careers in Exercise Science and Nutrition

With a degree in exercise science and nutrition from St. Kate's, you'll be prepared for careers in fitness and wellness in a variety of settings, including:

  • sports medicine practices
  • injury management and sports management clinics
  • strength and conditioning/health promotion centers
  • physical therapy and rehabilitation organizations
  • athletic training and personal training in a private practice

The exercise science and nutrition bachelor's degree is also excellent preparation for graduate school in programs such as exercise physiology or sports medicine and for health science careers in sports medicine, dietetics, and injury management. You also have the opportunity to pursue additional courses to become a licensed nutrition counselor.

Program Accreditation

St. Catherine University’s exercise and sport science program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Learn more about accreditation for this program