B.S. Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science

B.S. Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science

Overview

The major consists of three years of university work, plus two semesters of Nutrition and Exercise Science Program courses.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science will:

  1. Demonstrate active Christian faith through service, fellowship, and engagement.
  2. Exhibit a breadth of knowledge with regard to nutrition and exercise science by displaying competency via both oral and standardized check-point exams.
  3. Be able to identify and utilize evidence-based, reputable, and reliable sources of health information.
  4. Be able to determine which tests and markers are best used to assess an individual's health status, as well as the physiological rationale for these tests and markers.
  5. Students will be able to recognize health issues or other problems in the world around them and formulate an evidence-based strategy to address and improve/resolve the issues.
  6. Possess the ability to deliver nutrition and exercise information to health professionals, as well as the general public, via both personal conversation and professional presentation.
  7. Students will be equipped to help others, both domestically and internationally, prevent and manage health problems that are related to nutrition and exercise.

Students must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

89 hours

See Degree Plan

19 HOURS CHEMISTRY 

  • CHEM-1115 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM-1215 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM-3115 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM-4014 - Biochemistry I and Lab

23 HOURS BIOLOGY 

  • BIOL-1115 - General Biology: I Cellular and Molecular Systems
  • BIOL-2033 - Nutrition
  • BIOL-2244 - Human Anatomy
  • BIOL-2624 - Principles of Microbiology
  • BIOL-2913 - Biostatistics
  • BIOL-3224 - Human Physiology

3 HOURS MATHEMATICS 

  • MATH-1213 - College Algebra

3 HOURS BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CHOSEN FROM

  • PSYC-1113 - General Psychology I
  • SOCI-1113 - Perspectives in Sociology

2 HOUR SCIENCE SEMINAR

  • GNSC-1711 - Freshman Science Seminar
  • GNSC-2711 - Sophomore Science Seminar

4 HOURS PHYSICS WITH LABORATORY

  • PHYS-1114 - College Physics I

COMPLETE 35 HOURS NES PROGRAM

  • NESP-1013 - Introduction to Exercise Science
  • NESP-2123 - Public Health Nutrition Missions
  • NESP-3004 - Science of Food
  • NESP-3013 - Lifespan Nutrition
  • NESP-3023 - Biomechanics
  • NESP-3033 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • NESP-3123 - Health Issues
  • NESP-3114 - Exercise and Physiology and Lab
  • NESP-4123 - Nutrient Metabolism
  • NESP-4133 - Nutrition and Exercise
  • NESP-4443 - Capstone in Nutrition and Exercise Science

NUTRITION EMPHASIS

  • NESP-3004 - Science of Food
  • NESP-3013 - Lifespan Nutrition

EXERCISE EMPHASIS

  • NESP-3023 - Biomechanics
  • NESP-3033 - Exercise Testing and Prescription

Note: Program Requirements:

Before taking any 3000/4000 level biology classes, you must:

  1. Complete 18 hours of biology foundation
  2. Maintain a major GPA of 2.5
  3. Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Complete GNSC-1711 and GNSC-2711; while enrolled, students must seek approval to add upper division biology courses.
  5. Complete ENGL-1213 with a grade of "C" or better.
  6. Obtain departmental approval.

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