Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers liberal arts bachelor’s degree programs in Health and Exercise Science, and Nutrition. Minors are also available in Athletic Coaching, Exercise Science, and Nutrition.

Health and Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science program will prepare you for a career in fitness training and management, public health, community health education and other health-related fields. You will select one of the following concentrations:

  • Community health promotion: With a community health promotion concentration, you will learn to develop, implement and interpret health risk assessments; plan, develop and evaluate individual and group educational programs; and manage and administer health promotion programs. Courses within this track will prepare you to qualify for and pass the certified health education specialist (CHES) exam.
  • Wellness and fitness: Emphasizing scientific theory, research and application to human movement, a concentration in wellness and fitness will prepare you to pursue an advanced degree in exercise science or work in applied settings such as athletic programs, programs for school-age children, fitness centers and adult fitness programs. Upon completion of the program, you will qualify for the certified personal trainer and health and fitness instructor (ACSM) exams.
  • Exercise science: A concentration in exercise science will prepare you to attend graduate school for an advanced degree in athletic training, exercise physiology or physical therapy.


When you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Saint Francis, you will also have the option of selecting a concentration in community and health promotion or a coordinated dietetics program.

A bachelor’s degree in Nutrition will allow you to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including clinical nutrition, health promotion, food service management, research and development in food and nutrition, health and nutrition marketing, or community nutrition education. This degree program will also prepare you to continue your studies at the graduate level.