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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, Fitness, and Health, BS

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About the Program

Eating right and exercising is not just a habit, it’s your life philosophy. If you’d like to pass on your personal experiences with healthy living and help others make positive lifestyle changes, consider the nutrition, fitness, and health program.

Traditionally, professionals have been trained in only one discipline, but key components of fitness are both physical activity and nutrition. The nutrition, fitness, and health option is one of the few programs in the country that combines coursework in exercise physiology and health promotion with a science-based nutrition curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree. For more information, please visit

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Nutrition, Fitness and Health  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits

Nutrition, Fitness and Health Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (24-27 credits)


select from University list (PHIL 11100 - Ethics  suggested)

Science, Technology & Society

select from University list

Electives 7-14 credits

120 credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List

Program Requirements

120 Credit Hours

15 Credits

14-15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

Sophomore Year - Third Semester

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

Fourth Semester

15 Credits


Responsibility for meeting graduation requirements is solely that of the student.

All students must complete 32 hours of 300 level courses or higher courses is solely that of the student at Purdue for graduation.

14 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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