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Nutrition and Kinesiology students

Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology

Where great careers take shape.

From coursework to practicum, gain the experience you need to excel. We are proud to provide a quality education in a Christian environment and prepare you for your career, whether your eye is set on becoming a registered dietitian, working in sport management, or another profession in health and fitness.

Studying in the health care capital of America allows for ample opportunity in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and health and fitness facilities. Engage in lab research projects or work with graduate students and professors. Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities that will put your career on the right track.


Our programs

Exercise Science

Earn a degree that will pave your path to a career as a physical or occupational therapist, physician assistant, chiropractor, nurse, or any other professional health care 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.

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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 the all skills you’ll need to thrive in the field of fitness, wellness, and strength and conditioning.

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Health and Physical Education

Our expert faculty will train you to develop both physical activity and health curricula programs. You will dive into the classroom and the gym at a local K-12 school for hands-on 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.

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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 accepted into dietetic internship programs and went on to become RDs.

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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 bring about a healthier lifestyle through their diet and nutrition. We can provide experiences to prepare you to become a registered dietitian through supervised practice and graduate level coursework.

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