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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance

NFES Careers

Career opportunities for graduates:
Exercise Physiology
(Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Sciences)

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Sports Nutritionist
Physician’s Assistant
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Aide
Strength & Conditioning Coach Specialist
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Technician
Occupational Therapist
Corporate Wellness Instructor
Fitness Director in the Military
Health & Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer
Program Director for Senior Centers


Food & Nutrition Sciences or Exercise Physiology

Academia (eligible for Doctoral Programs)
Medical School
Supervisors for Specialized Health Programs in Colleges, Correctional Services, Police and Fire Departments
Sales (e.g. fitness equipment, medical supplies, pharmaceutical or nutritional)
Wellness Educator at Camps for Obesity, Diabetes or Asthma

Food & Nutrition Sciences
(Food Science and Nutrition Science)

Laboratory Food Tester
Food / Nutrition Journalist
Food Product Developer
Food Product Marketer
Food Equipment Marketer
Quality Control Specialist


Dietetic Internship

Research/Education Dietitian
Nutritionist in Athletic Programs
Administrative Dietitian
Clinical Dietitian
Consultant Dietitian
Food Service Director
Nutrition Journalist
Public Health Nutritionist

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