Master's Programs

The Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences (NFES) offers two degree programs at the master's level: Exercise Physiology and Food & Nutrition. The combination of these respective areas within a single department facilitates integrative studies between diet and physical activity in the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of chronic disease states, as well as studies on the quality and safety of food.

Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Non-thesis programs include additional coursework as well as comprehensive examinations. All students are admitted to the non-thesis track. The request to switch to a thesis track can be made in consultation with your major professor after the first semester of study if you are in good academic standing. A dietetic internship may be available to those who qualify.

Majors & Areas of Specialization

The Exercise Physiology degree offers three majors:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition +
  • Sports Sciences

The Food and Nutrition degree (major in Nutrition and Food Science) offers three specializations:

  • Food Science +
  • Nutrition Science +
  • Nutrition Education and Health Promotion +

+ available with or without a dietetic internship