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Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Department

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Department Chair: David Aguilar-Alvarez
Location: Reed K. Swenson Building, Room 302
Telephone Contact: Marrisela Lopez 801-626-6741
Professor: Jennifer Turley; Associate Professor: David Aguilar-Alvarez; Assistant Professors: Bryan Dowdell, Saori Hanaki, Damon Joyner, Sachini Kodithuwakku Arachchige, Stacie Wing-Gaia; Instructors: Samantha Hill, Jamie Stein

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS) in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education offers programs that teach skills and knowledge needed to maintain and enhance human performance and well-being through exercise, fitness, sport, and optimal nutrition. We offer undergraduate students exceptional educational experiences in a variety of teaching environments supported by faculty with diverse expertise. Our state-of-the-art facilities - including fully equipped laboratories (biomechanics, human performance, nutritional biochemistry, and foods), a networked computer lab, and ample indoor and outdoor fitness and activity arenas - provide outstanding areas for student instruction and research. With a curriculum designed to develop professional knowledge and skills, our graduates enter the workforce as fitness and nutrition professionals in a variety of educational, health and fitness settings, and are prepared to pursue graduate studies in their respective career fields.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, our department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise and Sport Science (Fitness Professional and Exercise Science emphases) and Nutrition Education (Integrative Nutrition and Sports Nutrition emphases) and a Nutrition Education minor. We also support the efforts of undergraduates seeking the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree, offering Exercise Science and Nutrition Education and as emphases for the BIS Program.

Mission Statement

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS) supports and enhances the mission of the University through learning, access, and community partnerships in exercise and nutrition sciences. We provide effective instruction, exploratory research, and engaged service to prepare exercise, fitness, and nutrition professionals for the workforce and graduate studies and to promote optimal health, human performance, and overall well-being.


  Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Course Descriptions  


    Bachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.


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