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Nutrition & Exercise Science: Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition & Exercise Science
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.

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.

Requirements for Matriculation 


These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. An undergraduate degree in nutrition and exercise sciences or an equivalent area with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
2. Students without an undergraduate degree in one of the above areas must satisfy the following:
a) An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
b) A course in anatomy and physiology (BIOL 043 or the equivalent).
c) Two courses in nutrition (FNES 263 and 264 or the equivalent).
d) A course in exercise physiology (FNES 342 or the equivalent).
e) Approval of the graduate nutrition and exercise sciences advisor.
f) An interview may be required.



Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Fall Deadline May 15
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineDecember 15
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

Letters of Reference3
Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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