Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
The BS degree program in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences provides for intensive study in the combined disciplines of nutrition and exercise sciences, and is designed for students specializing in the maintenance of cardiovascular health and wellness through healthy diets and regular physical activity. Students are prepared for positions in corporate- and hospital-based programs in health, cardiovascular fitness, wellness, and cardiac rehabilitation; community based programs in nutrition and fitness for adults and senior citizens; and adult health and fitness programs in health clubs, adult education centers, sports medicine and physical rehabilitation centers, and preventive health agencies.
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Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Code: 329)
The Master of Science Program in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences offers students the opportunity for advanced study in three areas of specialization including nutrition, exercise science, or nutrition and exercise sciences. To be eligible for admissions to the MS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, applicants must have a strong academic background in chemistry, biology, and nutrition and exercise sciences. Without this background, individuals will need to major at the undergraduate level in nutrition and exercise sciences before applying to the graduate program. Those who have completed an undergraduate major in chemistry, biology nutrition, or exercise science may be considered for entry with completion of course deficiencies. The entrance to the field of nutrition and exercise sciences is achieved through completion of the BS Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. The graduate program is intended for those individuals who are seeking advanced study in the discipline.Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Specialization (Concentration Code: 329NE)
The MS degree program with specialization in nutrition and exercise sciences provides for advanced study in the combined disciplines of nutrition and exercise science. The program offers opportunity for in-depth study through didactic learning, hands-on field experience, and the development and completion of individual research projects. The program will develop highly competent professionals in the field of nutrition and exercise sciences who will be prepared to provide the general public with legitimate, prudent, and effective ways to improve health, wellness, and fitness in the global marketplace.
Students are prepared to direct and administer programs in nutrition, cardiovascular fitness and wellness in a wide variety of corporate, hospital, community, sports medicine, physical and cardiac rehabilitation centers, and other clinical and preventive health agencies. In addition, the program will prepare students to enter doctoral programs in nutrition and exercise sciences, and conduct research that will contribute to the body of knowledge in this
new and growing discipline
Exercise Science Specialization (Concentration Code: 329ES)
The MS degree program with specialization in exercise science offers a sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in adult fitness and wellness, corporate and executive fitness, general health promotion, and cardiac rehabilitation. Students are exposed to cardiovascular fitness programs in commercial and clinical settings where their primary responsibility is initiating, directing, and evaluating programs that promote enhanced health and fitness.
Coursework is blended with clinical experience, and students are mentored in the development and completion of individual research projects. The human performance laboratory provides for measurement of muscular strength and endurance, body composition analysis,
and metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory function during exercise. Clinical research experiences
that focus on the health implication of regular exercise as well as in-depth supervised field experiences are provided through a wide variety of corporate and clinical internships. In addition, the program prepares
students for more advanced study in exercise science.Nutrition Specialization (Concentration Code: 329NU)
The MS degree program with specialization in nutrition offers a sequence of courses that enhance the clinical background of dietitians and nutritionists who work with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, community programs, schools, wellness programs, and governmental and privately funded programs. The program offers opportunities for in-depth study through didactic learning, hands-on clinical and field experience, and the development and completion of individual research projects. Students are prepared for
careers in nutrition in a wide variety of corporate, hospital, media, and community centers, as well as in other clinical and public health agencies. In addition, the program will prepare students for more advanced study in nutrition.
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