Sports Nutrition Emphasis

Students enrolled in the Nutritional Sciences graduate program may elect to complete an area of emphasis in Sports Nutrition. This emphasis area spans general wellness, competitive athletes, children, older adults, and people with disabilities.

Quick Facts

  • Pursue sports nutrition courses, internships, and research as part of your graduate degree in Nutritional Sciences
  • Requires 12 and 15 credit hours in nutrition and exercise science (approximately 4 to 5 courses)
  • Upon completion, your transcript will indicate you met requirements
  • Improve nutrition and physical activity habits in clinical, community and athletic settings
  • Develop research skills in scientific and practical principles of nutrition for sport and exercise


Required core courses 7 credits

  • NUTR/KINS 8230 Advanced Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport (3) OR NUTR/KINS 6220 Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport (3)
  • KINS 6630/L Exercise Physiology (4) OR KINS 6690/L Neuromuscular Physiology (4)

Electives degree requirements MS (5 credits), or Doctorate (8 credits)

  • KINS/NUTR 6700 Weight Management Coaching (3)
  • KINS/HPRB/NUTR 7600 Public Health Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions (4)
  • NUTR 6070 Research Methodology in Human Foods and Nutrition (2)
  • NUTR 6230E Current Issues in Sports Nutrition (3)
  • NUTR 6560 Nutrition, Health, and Aging (3)
  • NUTR 8530 Nutrition and Disease Processes I (3)
  • KINS 6300 Exercise Epidemiology (3)
  • KINS 6320 Exercise and Aging (3)
  • KINS 6690-6690L Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KINS 7330/L Metabolic and Cardiorespiratory Aspects of Exercise (4)
  • KINS 7340 Exercise Psychology (3)
  • KINS 7690 Advanced Skeletal Muscle and Mitochondrial Physiology (3)
  • KINS 8300 Exercise, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Diseases (3)
  • NUTR/KINS 7940 Nutrition Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport Internship (3-9)
  • Core requirement options not taken to fulfill core.


List the courses you plan to take to meet the Nutrition for Sport and Exercise area of emphasis only. Do not list your other coursework.
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But submitting this form you confirm that information provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge. Your major professor or advisor will be asked to recommend you for this program. You will hear from the program director after your application has been reviewed.

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