School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

About the School

Mission

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high caliber education for students in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science. It is committed to the engagement in and application of research designed to promote health and well-being and reduce risk of chronic disease in persons across the lifespan and throughout society. For more information regarding the degrees we offer, please vist our Programs Section.

Evolution

The school was formed in June 2011, uniting health promotion disciplines with the common goal of improving health and well-being through lifestyle modification. The Nutrition program has its origins in “Domestic Science,” first offered at ASU in 1909. The Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Kinesiology programs evolved from “Physical Culture” program begun in the early-1900s. Health Sciences and Medical Laboratory Science programs are in their infancy, having been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Programs have physically and administratively transitioned over the past three years: the Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Nutrition programs have moved from the Polytechnic campus of ASU to the Downtown campus, while the Kinesiology program is gradually moving from the Tempe campus to Downtown over the next three years.

Academic Programs

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion offers a range of baccalaureate degrees (BS, BAS), masters degrees (thesis and non-thesis options), and a unique Interdisciplinary PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness. The BS in Nutrition, Dietetics concentration, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The BAS, Medical Laboratory Science concentration, has received initial accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Courses are offered in a range of instructional options, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Traditional lecture courses are complemented with laboratory classes, most of which are taught in newly designed and constructed state-of-the-art instructional labs on the Downtown campus.

Faculty

The faculty of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing an excellent educational experience for their students, engaging in use-inspired research of direct benefit to the community at large, and serving the university, their profession, and the public. Many faculty are leaders within their field, serving as officials in professional organizations, grant reviewers and/or journal editors. They mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serving as role models for the next generation of health promotion professionals. Individual faculty have received numerous awards in recognition of their instructional, research, and/or service activities.

Accreditation

The BS in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For more information see: The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics