The Nutrition and Wellness Concentration prepares students to excel in professions which enhance physical well-being and health and human performance. Today's interest in healthy lifestyles is translating into a remarkable range of career opportunities related to diet, fitness, and health. Targeted coursework allows students to learn the professional, technical, and interpersonal aspects of their career with an emphasis on the prevention of chronic diseases. Career possibilities include work as a personal trainer, health/fitness instructor, corporate fitness director, health promotion specialist, lifestyle coach. The major provides an excellent foundation for those considering graduate coursework in community health, health promotion, public health, and nutritional sciences.
The Nutrition Science/Pre-Medicine Concentration is an excellent foundation for those considering a career in medicine, dentistry or other health science profession. Depending on where the student plans to continue their education, this concentration may meet the academic requirements for medical school, dental school, or other health careers like nursing, physical therapy or health education.