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Exercise Science and Nutrition (Combined Major) (EXSS / FSNU)

Program Options: B.A., B.S.

St. Kate's exercise science and nutrition major is a unique combined major that allows you to take courses from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Department of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences. This major can prepare you for graduate school programs such as exercise physiology or other health science careers.  You may decide to pursue the dietetics major to become a registered dietitian. As an RD, you will also be able to provide individual nutritional counseling.  A major in exercise science and nutrition can be modified to prepare you for graduate education depending on graduate program requirements.  Graduates work in a variety of settings in the health and fitness industry.

As an exercise science and nutrition major at St. Kate's, you will have access to a wide range of potential internship sites. You will work with your advisor to develop an internship that meets your career goals. Internship experiences include fitness centers, corporate fitness, athletic performance centers and personal training, just to name a few.

See also: Dietetics, Exercise and Sport Science

Major Requirements:

Exercise science courses:
EXSS 2750 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science (2 cr)
EXSS 2800 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 3350 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EXSS 3450 Exercise Physiology
EXSS 3550 Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXSS 3650 Methods for Fitness Professionals
EXSS 4602 Internship (2 cr)

Nutrition courses:
FSNU 2900 Food Science
FSNU 3000 Nutrition
FSNU 3250 Sports Nutrition (2 cr)
FSNU 4100 Community Lifespan Nutrition
FSNU 4250 Current issues in Food and Nutrition (2 cr)
FSNU 4300 Advanced Nutrition
FSNU 4350 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Required supporting courses:
BIOL 2200 Introduction to Microbiology
BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
EDUC 3770 Educational Methods in Dietetics and Nutrition
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Exercise science and nutrition majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FSNU 4300. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).

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