Of increasing interest to the general public as well as many corporations is the relationship of nutrition to fitness or "wellness." The nutrition and fitness concentration is designed to provide a strong foundation in nutritional sciences combined with a broad array of courses in exercise science and physical activity. The educational objective is to prepare students to compete for positions in the fitness area with private clubs and corporations, or for graduate study. Students not wishing to pursue becoming registered dietitian are advised to take advantage of this option.
The nutrition and fitness concentration is most appropriate for students with strong interests in the nutritional and physiological sciences who are proficient in a variety of physical activities and who are interested in working in a health/fitness club or in a corporate wellness program. It also provides a suitable background for graduate study in either nutrition or exercise science. This is an emerging employment area and students are advised that job opportunities may not be clearly defined.