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Nutrition and Fitness


B.S. Nutrition and Fitness

The Bachelor of Science in nutrition and fitness focuses on nutrition, physiology and the numerous connections to health, wellness, fitness and sport. This major prepares students for employment in clinical, commercial fitness, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and corporate or community-based wellness and fitness professions. Nutrition and fitness is also an excellent pre-professional program for students interested in pursuing graduate education in areas such as exercise physiology, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, chiropractic or medicine. Students’ career intentions will inform their decisions on elective coursework selection while completing the program of study. Although not required, completion of the Nutrition and Fitness major qualifies graduates to sit for certification examinations offered by professional organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, among others. This is accomplished by offering an inter-disciplinary approach to nutrition and fitness with other fields of science such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, health and statistics. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Minor in Nutrition and Fitness

The nutrition and fitness minor is for students, who are seeking a general understanding of nutrition and fitness for either professional and/or personal interests. The program will enhance the marketability of those entering the health-related field upon graduation, particularly those seeking employment as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, fitness instructor, wellness coach, athletic coach, etc. This program will prepare students for certification exams offered by professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The program will help to guide and enable each student to make informed, healthy lifestyle choices that can apply to both their professional and personal interests and goals. This minor is open to all students regardless of their major. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.


Last Updated 5/26/23