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Diet and Exercise, B.S./M.S.

Administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Department of Kinesiology.

This is an accelerated program with concurrent enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Courses included have been approved as meeting the academic requirements of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) in preparation for admission to accredited dietetics internship programs; the DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. There is a $30 fee for the verification statement of completion of the accredited dietetics program. Additionally, courses are included to meet the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) requirements for certification at the level of Certified Exercise Physiologist.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in their field of study using written, oral, visual and/or electronic forms.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in ethical data collection and interpretation, literature review and citation, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Participate effectively in a group or team.
  • Integrate creativity, innovation, or entrepreneurship in ways that produce value.
  • Describe sociocultural competence relative to diversity, equity and/or inclusion.
  • Explain how human activities impact the natural environment and how societies are affected.
  • Meet program specific learning outcomes for the Diet & Exercise major.

Degree Requirements

Total Degree Requirements: 120 cr. for bachelor's degree and 36-40 cr. for master's degree

International Perspectives: 3 cr.

U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.

Students must fulfill International Perspectives and U.S. Diversity requirements by selecting coursework from approved lists. These courses may also be used to fulfill other area requirements.

Communications and Library: 10 cr.

ENGL 1500Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 2500Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 1600Introduction to College Level Research1
SPCM 2120Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total Credits10

Social Sciences: 6 cr.

PSYCH 1010Introduction to Psychology3
KIN 3660Exercise Psychology3
Total Credits6

Mathematical Sciences: 6-8 cr.

Select at least 3 credits from:3-4
College Algebra
Preparation for Calculus
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Select at least 3 credits from:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics I
Total Credits6-8

 Physical Sciences: 13 cr.

Select from:5
College Chemistry
and Laboratory in College Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
CHEM 2310Elementary Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 2310LLaboratory in Elementary Organic Chemistry1
PHYS 1150Physics for the Life Sciences4
or PHYS 1310 General Physics I
Total Credits13

Biological Sciences: 13 cr.

BBMB 3010Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 2550Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
BIOL 2550LFundamentals of Human Anatomy Laboratory1
BIOL 2560Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
BIOL 2560LFundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory1
MICRO 2010Introduction to Microbiology2
Total Credits13

Diet and Exercise undergraduate courses to be completed or in progress when applying for admission to the program: 21-23 cr.

Select from:1-2
Professional and Educational Preparation
Introduction to the Discipline of Kinesiology
and Orientation and Learning Community in Kinesiology and Health
FSHN 1670Introductory Human Nutrition and Health3
FSHN 2140Scientific Study of Food3
FSHN 2150Advanced Food Preparation Laboratory1-2
or FSHN 1150 Food Preparation Laboratory
FSHN 2650Nutrition for Active and Healthy Lifestyles3
FSHN 3400Foundations of Dietetic Practice2
FSHN 3600Advanced Nutrition and the Regulation of Metabolism in Health and Disease3
HS 1100Personal and Consumer Health3
KIN 2580Principles of Physical Fitness and Conditioning2
Total Credits21-23

Acceptance into the B.S./M.S. PROGRAM is required BEFORE spring semester of the THIRD year.

Humanities and Ethics: 6-9 cr.

Select 6 credits from approved Humanities list6
Select 3 credits from approved Ethics list3
Note: If ethics course is on the humanities list, it can meet both requirements.

Diet and Exercise remaining undergraduate courses to complete the bachelor's degree requirements: 42 cr.

HS 3800Worksite Health Promotion3
ATR 2200Basic Athletic Training2
or HS 3050 Instructor's First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
KIN 2590Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs3
KIN 3450Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities3
or FSHN 3920 Food and Nutrition Services Management
KIN 3580Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3590Exercise Physiology Lab1
Select two from:6
Sociology of Physical Activity and Health
Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan
Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
KIN 4620Medical Aspects of Exercise3
FSHN 3610Nutrition and Health Assessment2
FSHN 3670Medical Terminology for Health Professionals1
FSHN 4300U.S. Health Systems and Policy2
FSHN 4660Nutrition Counseling and Education Methods3
HSPM 1330Food Safety Certification1
HSPM 3800Food Production Management3
HSPM 3800LFood Production Management Experience3
NUTRS 5630Community Nutrition and Health *3
Total Credits42

Diet and Exercise graduate courses to complete the master's degree requirements: 36-40 cr. 

FSHN 5810Seminar **1
FSHN 5900CSpecial Topics: Teaching **1
FSHN 6810Seminar **1
Seminar Reflection **
NUTRS 5010Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients4
NUTRS 5610Medical Nutrition and Disease I4
NUTRS 5630Community Nutrition and Health *3
NUTRS 5640Medical Nutrition and Disease II *4
KIN 5010Research Methods in Physical Activity3
KIN 5050Research Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology3
KIN 5500Advanced Physiology of Exercise I3
or KIN 5510 Advanced Physiology of Exercise II
STAT 5870Statistical Methods for Research Workers4
Select 3-6 additional credits (FSHN students select 3 credits, KIN students select 6 credits) from:3-6
Advanced Physiology of Exercise I
Advanced Physiology of Exercise II
Exercise and Health: Behavior Change
Physical Activity Assessment for Health Related Research
Select 2-3 credits for creative component or 6 credits for thesis research:2-6
Creative Component
Creative Component
Research in Nutritional Sciences

 Course counts toward both bachelor's and master's degrees.


 Requirement for students in the FSHN Department.

Go to FSHN courses.

Go to KIN courses.

Diet and Exercise, B.S./M.S. 

First Year
FSHN 1100 or KIN 2520 and KIN 25301-2ENGL 25003 
CHEM 1630 or 17704FSHN 16703 
CHEM 1630L or 1770L1HS 11003 
ENGL 15003KIN 25802 
LIB 16001STAT 1010, 1040, or 22603-4 
MATH 1400, 1430, 1600, or 16503-4  
PSYCH 10103  
 16-18 14-15
Second Year
BIOL 25503BBMB 30103SPCM 21203
BIOL 2550L1BIOL 25603U.S. Diversity3
CHEM 23103BIOL 2560L1 
CHEM 2310L1FSHN 26503 
KIN 25903FSHN 21403 
ATR 2200 or HS 30502FSHN 1150 or 21501-2 
MICRO 20102HSPM 13301 
 15 15-16 6
Third Year
FSHN 34002Acceptance into the program required before spring of the third year KIN 5990, FSHN 5990, KIN 6990, or NUTRS 69901-3
FSHN 36003FSHN 36102STAT 58704
KIN 35803FSHN 36701 
KIN 35901HSPM 38003 
Select from:3HSPM 3800L3 
 KIN 36603 
PHYS 1150 or 13104Select from:3 
Apply for admission to the BS/MS program by Oct. 1   
 16 15 5-7
Fourth Year
KIN 50503NUTRS 56404KIN 5990, FSHN 5990, KIN 6990, or FSHN 69901-3
KIN 5500, 5510, 5670, or 57003KIN 50103 
FSHN 43002KIN 55103 
FSHN 6820 (FSHN Dept)RKIN 46203 
NUTRS 56104FSHN 5810 (FSHN Dept)1 
NUTRS 5630 (Time conflict with NUTRS 5010 next fall)3FSHN 6820 (FSHN Dept)R 
 15 14 1-3
Fifth Year
NUTRS 50104KIN 3450 or FSHN 39203 
FSHN 6820 (FSHN Dept)RKIN 6990, NUTRS 6990, KIN 5990, or FSHN 59902 
Additional: KIN 5500, KIN 5510, KIN 5670, or KIN 57003FSHN 46603 
HS 38003FSHN 5900C (FSHN Dept)1 
Humanities/Ethics course3FSHN 6810 (FSHN Dept)1 
 Humanities/International Perspectives3 
 13 13

Planned course offerings may change, and students need to check the online Schedule of Classes each term to confirm course offerings: This sequence is only an example.