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Nutrition and Kinesiology students

Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology

Where great lives of influence, skill and service take shape.

From coursework to practicum, gain the experience you need to excel. At Lipscomb, you will receive an immersive education in a Christian environment where compassion, innovation and bold leadership are valued and encouraged. We will prepare you for influence in your career, whether your eye is set on becoming a registered dietitian, working in sport management, or leading in health and fitness.

By choosing to study in the health care capital of the U.S., you will receive ample opportunity to work in local hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and health and fitness facilities. Engage in lab research projects with our advanced facilities and work alongside graduate students and professors to publish and present your findings. Our many experiential learning opportunities will prepare you for success in your chosen career — to make a lasting difference in every life you serve.



Exercise Science

Earn a degree that will pave your career path as a physical or occupational therapist, physician assistant, chiropractor, nurse or any other professional health field you could imagine. When you graduate, you’ll join the rest of your peers who landed careers in the field or were admitted to the allied health graduate schools of their choice.

About Exercise Science

Fitness and Sports Studies

Kick your future into high gear with a degree in fitness and sports studies. This unique program combines the fundamentals of kinesiology with courses in business and psychology to equip you with all the skills you’ll need to thrive in the fields of fitness, wellness and strength and conditioning.

About Fitness and Sports Studies

Health and Physical Education

Our expert faculty will train you to develop programs in both physical activity and health curricula. You will immerse yourself in the classroom and gym at a local K-12 school for in-person experience with students of all ages.

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Sport Management

With its three major league teams and four Division I NCAA schools, Nashville is the perfect city for you to score shadowing experience, internships and jobs. Study in a program that provides you with a comprehensive business education and the added exercise science knowledge to elevate your expertise.

About Sport Management


Study under passionate faculty who are dedicated to your growth and success. Our program is known for its ability to prepare graduates for graduate study and careers in nutrition and dietetics. Once you earn your degree, you could go on to join 100 percent of your peers who were placed into jobs in the field or accepted into graduate programs following completion of the program.

About Dietetics

Food Systems Management

From this program, you can go on to culinary school, restaurant management and nonprofit management — with a firm foundation in business, since you’ll automatically earn a business minor. Between coursework, faculty mentorship and internship opportunities, you’ll be well-prepared for whatever it is you are called to do.

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Exercise and Nutrition Science (M.S.)

There’s never been a better time for health professionals in today’s world, and we know you want to set yourself apart. Approach health holistically by studying in a program that combines the interrelated fields of exercise science and nutrition.

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Dietetic Internship (Graduate Level)

Your passion is to help others live a healthier lifestyle through their diet and nutrition. We provide experiences to prepare you to become a registered dietitian through supervised practice and graduate level coursework.

About Dietetic Internship


Over 90%

Placement Rate for Dietetic Internships


Graduate School and Career Placement Rate

Kinesiology and Nutrition Labs

The spacious labs and a variety of equipment in the kinesiology facilities help to facilitate both faculty and student research. During the senior year, kinesiology students design and implement a research project which they are encouraged to submit and present at the annual on-campus Student Scholars Symposium. Students work in teams of two to three to complete research concerning fitness of various groups, conditioning methods, balance, reaction time, dietary supplements to enhance performance, and efficacy of different exercise protocols. Their research experience is valuable when they go to graduate school or begin working in various kinesiology careers.

Kinesiology Lab

Students in the kinesiology lab working out


Nutrition Lab

Students cooking in the nutrition lab