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Nutrition and Exercise Science Programs at the Land-Grant Universities: Assessment

This is an exciting time for the academic and professional fields related to health, nutrition, and exercise science. Better understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, coupled with nationwide attention on such health problems as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis present many opportunities and challenges to university campuses. To meet these challenges, many of the land-grant universities will need to change, modify, or enhance existing nutrition programs to include an exercise science emphasis or option as well as health education and health promotion program areas. An assessment of the number and types of nutrition and exercise programs currently in place at the undergraduate and graduate levels benchmarks successful programs from a national perspective.  A summary report and program guidance is available and should be of interest to nutrition department chairs, family and consumer science program directors, and faculty in nutrient, kinesiology, and related fields.

Contact Shirley Gerrior, NIFA national program leader, for more information



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Last Updated: 09/15/2008