The nutrition, exercise and health science option is designed for those students interested in planning, conducting and managing health-related fitness and wellness programs in a variety of settings. Graduates are prepared to enter a variety of health/fitness/recreation-related positions such as fitness/wellness programs provided by corporations for their employees; fitness health assessment, and cardiac rehabilitation programs provided by hospitals or medical clinics; programs provided by YMCAs, private health clubs and commercial fitness clubs; government or private agencies which provide health or fitness assessment or lifestyle behavior modification programs for employees or other groups of individuals; and community recreation centers, and other health, fitness or lifestyle related endeavors.
Career opportunities related with this major include positions in Sports Nutrition, Corporate Wellness, Private Health Clubs, or Community Health Promotions.
The Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science has a nationally and internationally recognized faculty with an integrated approach to healthy lifestyles and didactic program in Dietetics requirements can be met with additional course work. Students can also qualify for the Health/Fitness Instructor Certification Exam from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Notable facilities include specialized laboratories for sensory analysis of food, food preparation, and testing, and nutrition research laboratories including state-of-the-art equipment.