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Students have the option of intertwining an associate degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Studies with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science with completion of both in 4 years.

“The USF dietetics program has been a great opportunity to expand my educational background and career, with personalized guidance from the faculty and my advisor, as well as real life application through various classes and internships.”

Stephanie Wielosinski, '17
Kinesiology student walking on a treadmill during a fitness test

Our Health and Exercise Science program offers tremendous flexibility in career choices, from personal training and health promotion to rehabilitation and coaching.

Students can choose between a Health and Wellness or Kinesiology concentration, both of which prepare students for advanced degrees and a wide variety of health-related careers.

ACEND Accreditation Status – The USF Dietetics program has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.


Number of facilities we have affiliation agreements with where students complete internships and service learning projects.

Students writing down information in a nutrition workbook

USF’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) qualifies graduates to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Our personal training program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Fort Wayne's Biggest Loser contestants discussing proper nutrition with a USF Nutrition Major

We work with community partners to offer student service-learning opportunities including Community Harvest Food Bank, Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner, area schools and healthcare facilities.