Both diet and exercise are critical contributors toward health and wellness, which are of increasing interest.
There is a need for healthcare and wellness professionals with expertise in both nutrition and physical activity.
This degree is an excellent preparatory degree for students who are:
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
Graduates pursue health/fitness promotion careers in:
- Sports Teams
- Consulting Firms
- Gyms and Fitness Centers
- Athletic and Health Clubs
- Recreation and Leisure
- Food Industry
- Wellness Center
- Public and Private Clinics
Students may also elect to supplement their academic training with national certification in a specific area (e.g. personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, fitness specialist). Academic plans could also be created to become a Sports Dietitian.