Exercise Science and Wellness - Nutrition Science (Bachelor of Science)

Students majoring in Exercise Science and Wellness – Nutrition Science concentration may attain this degree by completing:

Course Title Credits
Jax MIX General Education Curriculum41
Pre-Professional Courses 1
BY 263Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BY 264Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CY 106General Chemistry II3
CY 108General Chemistry Laboratory II1
FCS 122Fundamentals of Food Preparation and Meal Management3
FCS 215Introductory Nutrition3
or FCS 322 Normal Nutrition
HPE 109Concepts of Wellness3
MS 204Basic Statistics3
or ST 260 Statistics/Quantitative Methods I
MGT 301Principles of Management3
SSC 101First Year Experience0
SY 221Introduction to Sociology3
General Electives1
Major Courses
HPE 209Essentials of Human Performance3
HPE 362Kinesiology3
HPE 400Exercise Physiology3
HPE 413Exercise Physiology Lab1
HPE 415Biomechanics (WI)3
HPE 430Exercise Prescription3
HPE 440Fitness Testing3
HPE 441Design of Wellness Programs3
HPE 450ESW Research Seminar (WI)3
Concentration Requirements:
BY 283Health Microbiology4
FCS 323Experimental Foods3
FCS 325Quantity Food Production3
FCS 338Community Nutrition3
NSC 228Career Paths in Nutrition and Dietetics1
NSC 420Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NSC 421Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NSC 429Advanced Nutritional Metabolism3
Total Hours120

Students will be classified as “ESW_NSC_Undecided” majors prior to assessment into the ESW program.

At the completion of the sophomore year, students may seek assessment into the ESW upper-level courses upon email invitation from the Kinesiology Office to attend the ESW assessment seminar.

Program candidates are only assessed twice per year during the ESW assessment seminar. Failure to attend the seminar will delay registration into upper-level courses. All of the following criteria must be met:

  1. The candidate must have earned a minimum of 54 semester hours of college credit.
  2. The candidate must have earned an overall grade point average of 2.50 based upon a 4.00 scale to include all HPE courses and BY 263 with a “C” or better. After assessment to the ESW upper-level courses (Nutrition Science concentration), the student is required to maintain a minimum 2.50 grade point average. In accordance with the Department of Kinesiology Grades Dismissal Policy, a student may repeat a professional course only once and may not accumulate more than three (3) grades of “D” or “F” in “professional studies” courses. In accordance with the Department of Kinesiology GPA Dismissal Policy, failure to maintain the appropriate GPA will result in dismissal from the ESW program. Reinstatement to the ESW program is at the discretion of the ESW committee.
  3. The candidate must submit one (1) written recommendation (personal, professional or academic).
  4. The candidate must confirm understanding of ESW curriculum requirements, along with personality, interests, and aptitudes consistent with a successful ESW career.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I (Jax MIX Inquiry)
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra (or higher excluding MS 204 - Jax MIX Communication) 3
Jax MIX Experience: History 3
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (Jax MIX Experience) 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness 1 3
SY 221 Introduction to Sociology 1 3
NSC 228 Career Paths in Nutrition and Dietetics 1
CY 105
CY 107
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Jax MIX Inquiry)
Jax MIX Experience 3
BY 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
FCS 122 Fundamentals of Food Preparation and Meal Management 1 3
HPE 209 Essentials of Human Performance 3
Jax MIX Expression 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
CY 106
CY 108
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
FCS 215
Introductory Nutrition 1
or Normal Nutrition
MS 204
Basic Statistics 1
or Statistics/Quantitative Methods I
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 3
BY 264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
FCS 338 Community Nutrition 3
HPE 362 Kinesiology 3
HPE 400 Exercise Physiology 3
HPE 413 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
MGT 301 Principles of Management 1 3
BY 283 Health Microbiology 4
FCS 323 Experimental Foods 3
HPE 415 Biomechanics (WI) 3
HPE 430 Exercise Prescription 3
PSY 222 Human Development (Jax MIX Experience) 3
FCS 325 Quantity Food Production 3
HPE 440 Fitness Testing 3
NSC 420 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
General Electives 1 1
HPE 441 Design of Wellness Programs 3
HPE 450 ESW Research Seminar (WI) 3
NSC 421 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NSC 429 Advanced Nutritional Metabolism 3
 Total Hours120