Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sports Nutrition Education Programs

Sports Nutrition Education Programs

The institutions listed below offer courses, certificates, or advanced degrees that include sports nutrition, exercise science, exercise physiology, or kinesiology or a related topic as a component of the program. The dietetic internships and coordinated programs in dietetics listed may offer an opportunity for some competencies to be achieved in the area of sports nutrition. The information is current as of February 2013. If you know of new programs to add, contact SCAN at


University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
School of Health Professions, Department of Nutrition Sciences:

MS, PhD Nutrition Sciences
Dietetic Internship



California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, CA

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion:

MS Kinesiology Exercise Physiology

Dietetic Internship: Department of Human Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture


California State University-East Bay - Hayward, CA

College of Education and Allied Studies
: Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

BS Exercise Nutrition and Wellness

MS Exercise Physiology


California State University, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
College of Health and Human Services, School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences Department:

MS Nutritional Science, Certificate Program in Sports Nutrition

Coordinated Program in Dietetics  


California State University - Sacramento, CA

BS Nutrition and Food

BA Special Major in Dietetics

Dietetic Internship (post Baccalaureate


San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences:

BS Foods & Nutrition


MS in Exercise Physiology
MS in Nutritional Sciences
Dual MS in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences



Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition:

MS Food Science and Nutrition, Specialization in Nutrition and Exercise Science

Online MS Degree Dietetics

Coordinated MS/CP Program in Dietetics


University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO

Department of Health Sciences Beth-EL College of Nursing and Health Sciences:

MS Health Sciences – Nutrition

MS Health Sciences Sports Health & Wellness
MS Sport Nutrition



University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Nutritional Sciences:

BS Nutritional Sciences
MS, Phd Nutritional Science


University of New Haven - New Haven, CT
College of Arts and Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics:

BS Nutrition and Dietetics

MS Human Nutrition



University of Delaware - Newark, DE
College of Health Sciences, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition:

BS Nutritional Sciences

BS Dietetics

BS Applied Nutrition

MS Human Nutrition
Dietetic Internship – Online Program



Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
College of Human Services, Department of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences:

MS Food & Nutrition with specialization in Sports Nutrition

PhD Exercise Science with specialization in Exercise Physiology

Dietetic Internship

Institute of Sports Sciences and Exercise Medicine:

MS Exercise Science


University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department:

BS Food Science and Human Nutrition

Combined Master of Science-Dietetic Internship Program (MS-DI), Nutrition Education and Wellness Concentration

University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL
College of Professional Studies, Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science

MS Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science


Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Nutrition

MS Health Sciences with a Specialization in Nutrition
Coordinated Program in Dietetics


University of Georgia - Athens, GA
College of Family and Consumer Science, Department of Foods and Nutrition

MS Foods and Nutrition w/courses available in Exercise Science

PhD Foods and Nutrition w/courses available in Exercise Science
Dietetic Internship
College of Education, Department of Kinesiology

MS, PhD Exercise Science


University of Hawaii-Manoa - Honolulu, HI
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Science

BS Food Science & Human Nutrition, Sports and Wellness Track
MS Nutritional Science
PhD Nutrition




Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

MS Nutrition and Wellness

Dietetic Internship



Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Department of Foods & Nutrition, Department of Health and Kinesiology

BS Nutrition, Fitness & Health (NFH) - Dietetics
MS, PhD Sport and Exercise Psychology
MS, PhD, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP)
Coordinated Program in Dietetics


University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
College of Medicine Graduate Center Nutritional Sciences/Clinical Nutrition, Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences:

MS Nutritional Sciences (Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Wellness/Sports Nutrition)

PhD Nutrition Sciences

Dietetic Internship



Boston University - Boston, MA

Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

MS Nutrition in Nutrition Option1:

Option 2:

Master of Science/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI


Simmons College - Boston, MA
Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences – Nutrition

BS Nutrition and Dietetics

Certificate in Sports Nutrition

BS, MS Nutrition and Health Promotion

BS Exercise Science/MS Nutrition Program

Dietetic Internship:


University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition

Online Nutrition Classes

MS Public Health Nutrition (Online)
Dietetic Internship



Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Doisy School of Allied Health Professions, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics:

BS Nutrition and Dietetics

MS Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration Nutrition and Physical Performance

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO
College of Health and Human Services, Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation

MS Nutrition and Exercise Science



Montana State University - Bozeman, MT
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Department of Health and Human Development

MS Exercise Physiology and Nutrition


New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth - Morristown, NJ
Department of Foods and Nutrition

MS Nutrition
Dietetic Internship


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark, NJ
School of Health Related Professions

MS Clinical Nutrition

PhD Health Sciences - Nutrition Track
Dietetic Internship
BS Health Science Coordinated Program


New York

Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
School of Education and Human Services, Health and Human Performance Department

MS Health & Human Performance

Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus - Brookville, NY
School of Public Health Professions and Nursing, Department of Nutrition

MS Nutrition-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Concentration
Dietetic Internship:


Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, NY
Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Nutrition

MS Nutrition and Education

MS Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


Dietetic Internship


University at Buffalo, State University of New York - Buffalo, NY
School of Public Health and Health Professions
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

BS/MS Exercise Nutrition

BS/MPH Exercise Science

PhD Exercise Science
Dietetic Internship


North Carolina

East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
College of Health and Human Performance, Dept. of Kinesiology:

MS Exercise Science

College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Nutrition Science

MS Nutrition and Dietetics with a concentration in Nutrition for Wellness and Performance
Dietetic Internship
Distance Education


North Dakota 

North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND
College of Human Development and Education, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (HNES)

MS Exercise/Nutrition Science

MS Dietetics (Online)
Coordinated Program in Dietetics



Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

BS Nutrition – Dietetics Concentration

BS Nutrition – Nutrition and Health Sciences Concentration

BS Exercise and Sport Science

MS and PhD Exercise and Sport Science



Mansfield University - Mansfield, PA
Robert Packer Department of Health Sciences

BS Nutrition (Dietetics)

BS Nutrition (Sports Nutrition)


Marywood University - Scranton, PA
Nutrition and Dietetics Department

MS Sports Nutrition & Exercise Science
Dietetic Internship (on-site dietetic & distance education dietetic internship)
Coordinated Program in Dietetics


University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition

BS Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition
MS Coordinated Masters in Dietetics
MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences – Sports Medicine
MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences - Wellness and Human Performance


California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA
College of Education and Human Services,Department of Health Sciences & Sport Studies: MS Exercise Science and Health Promotion



Baylor University - Waco, TX

Center for Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health Research, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

PhD Exercise, Nutrition & Preventive Health 
US Military – Baylor University MS Nutrition

Dietetic Internship: US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium


Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX
Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences

MS Nutrition
Online MS Nutrition
MS Exercise and Sports Nutrition

Dietetic internships:
Combined Master's Dietetic Internship (Denton)
Combined Master's Dietetic Internship (Houston)


University of Texas - Austin, TX
College of Education, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education

BS Exercise Science

M.Ed. Exercise Science


University of Houston – Houston, TX
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Department of Health and Human Performance

MS Human Nutrition

MA Sport and Fitness Administration
PhD Kinesiology
BS Human Nutrition

Dietetic Internship



University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
College of Health, Division of Nutrition

MS Nutrition Sciences

Coordinated Masters Program – Dietetics
Coordinated Masters Program -Sports Nutrition


James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
Department of Kinesiology

MS Nutrition and Physical Activity
MS Health Sciences with a Concentration in Dietetics (Online Program)


Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise

BS Foods, Nutrition, and Exercise

MS and PhD Nutrition or Exercise Science

Dietetics/Didactic Program

Dietetic Internship


Washington, DC

George Washington University Medical Center - Washington, DC
School of Public Health and Human Services, Department of Exercise Science

MS Strength and Conditioning
MPH Physical Activity in Public Health
MS Clinical Exercise Physiology




IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition - Australia

Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee offers a postgraduate-level distance-learning program in Sport and Exercise Nutrition


United Kingdom

Loughborough University - Leicestershire, UK
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, MSc Exercise Physiology
MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition
MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology
MSc Sport and Exercise Science


For more information on Dietetic Internships click here
For more information on Coordinated Programs in Dietetics click here


Sports Nutrition Education Programs updated by:
- Laura Georgian, MS

March 2013