Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Exercise Science

Students in this degree program build an in-depth knowledge of the body's physiology and mechanics, as well as an understanding of mind-body wellness and the role of nutrition in health.
Length of Program: 2 years, full time.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington

Program Overview

There are many ways to turn your passion for fitness and nutrition into a meaningful, successful profession. As a student in Bastyr’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science program, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the body's physiology and mechanics, as well as an understanding of mind-body wellness and the role of nutrition in health.

Program Highlights

  • Equipped training facilities. Develop skills in exercise testing and research in a fully equipped exercise science laboratory. Our whole-food nutrition kitchen offers students a place to develop culinary skills and understanding of nutritional concepts.
  • Hands-on curriculum. Bastyr has developed relationships with area medical centers, sports medicine clinics and health clubs where students gain practical experience.
  • Personalized experience. With highly qualified faculty, small class sizes and a strong advising program, students are given the focused attention they deserve. 
  • Well-rounded approach. The robust curriculum includes course work in exercise physiology, the basic sciences, nutrition and health psychology, all of which cultivate a robust, nuanced understanding of health and wellness.
  • Fertile learning environment. Bastyr's 51-acre campus and the adjacent 316-acre Saint Edward State Park offer athletic fields and miles of hiking, running and biking trails, as well as access to Lake Washington.

Active extracurricular options. A variety of classes and clubs allow the exploration of a wide range of health and fitness activities, including yoga, tai chi, hapkido, belly dancing, aikido, access to Bastyr’s 51-acre campus and Saint Edward State Park.

Career Opportunities

A few ways to turn your nutrition calling into a career: 

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Corporate wellness director
  • Lifestyle coach
  • Personal trainer

See how our graduates are using their degrees to make a healthier world for all.

Campus Location - Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington Campus

Set in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr’s expansive Seattle-area campus provides a serene, natural environment for students to deepen their health education. Our campus is located in the Seattle suburb of Kenmore, Washington, and encompasses 51 acres along the shore of Lake Washington. 

At our Seattle-area campus, you’ll enjoy dynamic classroom environments and unique facilities for research, laboratory and clinical experiences. Our campus location also affords you easy access to the rich cultural experiences of the Seattle metropolitan area and unlimited exposure to the natural wonders of the Puget Sound region.

General Requirements

Length of Program

2 years, full-time

Program Entry

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science is a bachelor’s degree completion program, specifically developed for students who have already started their undergraduate degree. Entering students will have completed the equivalent of two years of college coursework before enrolling. Bastyr enrolls new degree-seeking students for the Fall Quarter entry.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science program at Bastyr gives students a deep understanding of the impacts proper nutrition and physical activity have on health and wellness. Reference our curriculum table for the number of credits per course, course hours and lecture hours each week.

Graduates of this program are equipped to serve in multiple roles at the forefront of a new health paradigm - one that emphasizes prevention and well-being. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog
Contact an advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science program.

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Prerequisites

  • Completion of the equivalent of two years of college coursework
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses
  • 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories 

Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.

A full course outline can be found in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science program description of the Academic Catalog.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Are you ready to take the next step toward pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science degree? Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!

Professor Highlights

Professor Highlights: 

Cynthia Bartok, Student Ambassador

Cynthia Bartok, PhD, RD
Learning never stops – my time in the classroom is an opportunity to continue to grow and learn as well!

Cynthia Bartok, PhD, RD, is a core faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science whose interests include weight management, health promotion, public health, sports nutrition, maternal infant nutrition, and nutrition research.

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