The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Food, and Exercise integrates the sciences of whole foods nutrition and exercise. The curriculum qualifies graduates to apply for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. These national certifications will increase the success of graduates seeking employment with a bachelors degree.
Start your career immediately upon graduation or pursue graduate training.
2 years for full-time students
$678/credit hour (average)
Being in this nurturing environment has challenged me mentally, excited me and opened my eyes to a different view of the world and medicine. It has motivated me to continue my education even further and pursue the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program and continue to grow my knowledge to help others live healthier lives in every aspect of their well-being and health.
Eligibility to Earn Professional Certifications
Graduates are eligible for a number of professional certifications including the American college of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). These certifications provide a competitive edge in the job market.
Planning for Graduate School?
The BS Nutrition, Food and Exercise Program provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in exercise science and nutrition including MSNDPD and Ph.D. Graduates of the program also have most of the prerequisites for professional programs including physical therapy and medicine. Students receive excellent faculty advising and mentoring to prepare for their next step.
A Community Like No Other
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. Students progress through the program as a cohort and have an opportunity to build community and begin life-long professional relationships.
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To be admitted to the nutrition and exercise science program at Bastyr University, transfer students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete 90 quarter (60 semester) credits from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent (only courses with a grade of C or higher are transferable).
- Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and prerequisite GPA of 2.0.
- Complete the general education and major-based prerequisite courses.
Undergraduate transfer students who complete one of the following transfer degrees will satisfy the general education requirements:
- Associate of Arts (AA)
- Associate of Science (AS)
- Direct Transfer Associate (DTA) [WA state]
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) [CA state]
- California State University Breadth [CA state]
- Associate Degree for Transfer [CA state]
Note: Technical degrees, such as Applied Science degrees, will not automatically satisfy the general education requirements. They will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis.
Major-Based Prerequisite Courses
General Cell Biology w/lab (for science majors) - 1 course
General Chemistry w/lab (for science majors) - 2 courses
College Algebra or Statistics - 1 course
Introductory Nutrition - 1 course
General Education Requirements
To see examples of General Education courses, please see General Admissions for Undergraduate students.
Arts and Humanities - 5 courses
English Literature and Composition - 2 courses
Other Courses - 3 courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences - 5 courses
General Psychology -1 course
Public Speaking - 1 course
Other Courses - 3 courses
Natural Science and Mathematics - 5 courses
Major-Based Prerequisite Courses (see list) - 4 courses
Other Course - 1 course
General Electives - 3 courses or more
TOTAL: 90 quarter/60 semester credits
View a list of prerequisite courses available at Bastyr University.
Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Clinical nutrition
- Corporate wellness director
- Lifestyle coach
- Personal trainer
- Pursue graduate education in a variety of health careers including medicine, physical therapy, and public health
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.