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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Nutrition and Human Performance

  • Fuel Your Career in Nutrition and Sport Science with a Nutrition and Human Performance Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon University's nutrition and human performance program combines your interests in both nutrition and sport science to give you a solid basis in biological sciences, nutrition and exercise science. Learn how nutrients fuel the body and affect your mind, examine diseases, and gain extensive training in exercise and nutritional science to prepare you for a rewarding career working with elite athletes or in medical and clinical settings. 

    • Apply your classroom knowledge through projects with Gannon's athletic teams and community partners.
    • Put your knowledge and skills to use in a clinical practicum during your senior year.
    • Complete a customized internship of 100 hours in length at a minimum.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Nutrition and Human Performance

    • Understand the factors that impact physical performance both in competitive and non-competitive settings.
    • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of how nutrients can fuel the body, examine disease states, and learn about psychophysiological perspectives of nutrition.
    • Develop the foundational knowledge in the biological sciences, nutrition and exercise science to prepare you to be successful in the field.
     

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Gain extensive training in exercise science with significant exposure to nutritional science as it relates to elite athletes and in medical and clinical settings.
    • Experience significant hands-on opportunities for both exercise testing and prescription, as well as nutritional assessment and dietary programming.
    • Investigate the professional pathways for nutrition in public health, private practice and hospital and clinical settings.
     

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key nutrition and human performance courses including:

    Nutrition and Health: Learn how to address various health and medical conditions by developing nutritional plans for all weight and health conditions.

    Advanced Sport Nutrition: Explore nutrients as they relate to sports, fitness and human performance through an in-depth study.

    Nutritional Assessment: Use anthropometric measurements, family, personal and medical histories, dietary intake, and psychosocial factors to draw conclusions for nutritional and other interventions.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Our nutrition and human performance program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and highquality educational opportunities, you can:

    • Prepare for graduate studies in Gannon's new Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science program to increase your professional marketability.
    • Pursue certification opportunities through the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Sports Education Program, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
    • Enter a field that is increasingly in demand and with a starting wage in excess of $41,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low studentto-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.