The nutrition, exercise and health science program incorporates an evidenced-based approach to the health-, metabolic-, and performance-related principles that underlie the integration of nutrition and exercise. The program provides the scientific foundations to prepare you for many nationally recognized certification examinations, as well as admission to athletic training and physical therapy graduate programs.
Engage in challenging curriculum combining multiple sciences along with nutrition and health courses. This program provides comprehensive preparation for study at the graduate level.
Research and Outreach Opportunities
Conduct research alongside expert faculty on one of several nutrition and health topics. Engage in programming and make an impact across the state through the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases or Nebraska Extension.
Learn about nutrition, exercise, food and culture in Japan or study the sports medicine practices of ancient Greece during faculty-led global experiences.
NUTR 100 Healthy Living
Various risk factors and personal behaviors that affect health.
NUTR 150 Career Preparation in Nutrition and Health Sciences
Philosophy and goals of academic programs, curricula, certifications, career opportunities and graduate programs in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.
NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Introduction to nutrient function in the body, nutrient chemistry and energy metabolism. Role of nutrients in health and disease.
NUTR 384 Biomechanics of Human Movement
Anatomical and mechanical principles as related to human movement.
CHEM 109A/L General Chemistry (and lab)
Introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties of the states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure.
LIFE 120/L Fundamentals of Biology (and lab)
A systems approach to the study of life at the cellular level, investigating cellular structures, chemical processes, cell metabolism, cell division, gene expression and introducing patterns of inheritance.
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