School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

  • ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

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The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP) is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high-caliber education for students interested in nutrition, exercise science and health promotion, kinesiology, health sciences, medical laboratory sciences, and public health. The school is committed to the engagement in and the application of research designed to promote health and well-being and to reduce the risk of chronic diseases across the lifespan and throughout society.

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences Program

The Exercise and Nutritional Sciences program was specifically designed to prepare scholars and leaders to address this growing health problem and help meet the ever increasing demand for developing effective physical activity and nutrition programs for all segments of society. In contrast to programs that divide nutrition science and exercise science into separate specializations, the Exercise and Nutritional Sciences program integrates exercise and nutrition research with health promotion research using a problem-centered rather than a pure disciplinary approach. The Exercise and Nutritional Sciences PhD program is designed to allow students to tailor their course of study in two broad areas: Nutrition Sciences and Health or Exercise Sciences and Health.  

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Programs

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Employment in the areas of exercise and wellness, kinesiology, and healthy lifestyle promotion is expected to increase 19-37% from 2010 to 2020, according to O*Net Online. Growth will be driven by efforts to reduce health care costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors. Graduates with a degree from Exercise Science and Health Promotion have developed the skills and strategies needed to promote physical activity and health in community, rehabilitation, academic, business, and agency settings. They are prepared for careers in roles such as health promotion specialists, wellness directors, physical activity and fitness leaders, and exercise physiologists and for admission into graduate schools physical and occupational therapy and other allied health careers.

Health Sciences Program

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the health sciences field represents the largest single industry in the U.S., accounting for more than 14 million jobs across 200 different professional positions. In addition, seven of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health related, generating 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016. ASU offers three concentrations in health sciences including health policy, healthy lifestyles coaching and pre-professional for those interested in medical fields such as dentistry, medicine, osteopathic, physical therapy and pharmacy. There is also a pathway for students with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Nutrition Program

Students in ASU’s nutrition programs understand how food choices can prevent health problems and increase quality of life. ASU offers rigorous and complete nutrition education through classroom theory and hands-on application in our state-of-the-art instructional labs. Students gain practical field experience while providing community service to organizations. Students completing the dietetic option may become a Registered Dietitian through our nationally accredited program; 100% of students in our Dietetics Internship program have passed the National Examination for Registered Dietitians over the past ten years. Our PhD program is uniquely inclusive of physical activity, nutrition and wellness.

Public Health Program

Public health professionals help transform the world by working to improve the health and vitality of communities, from local neighborhoods to global settings. Their focus is promoting the health of populations, wherever they live, work, and play. The BS in public health provides students with knowledge and skills in the core concepts of public health, namely health behavior, health statistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health administration and policy. Graduates are prepared to fill entry-level positions in public and community health as well as to further their education through the MPH, MHA, or other advanced degrees. The MPH degree is offered by the University of Minnesota to a cohort of students at ASU. The program, which focuses on public health administration and policy, prepares students for leadership positions in public health organizations. Graduates of the program are competent to plan, implement, evaluate, and monitor public health functions in local, state, national and international settings.


School Highlights

  • Second largest dietetics program in the country
  • First PhD program to fully integrate fields of Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness
  • 100% first time pass rate on National Examination for Registered Dietitians in 2015