Prerequisites for Nutrition Bachelor's Degree Programs
Entering undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 with a grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Before enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories. Surplus credits not used to satisfy basic proficiency or science requirements may be applied to the appropriate general education requirements.
Note: You may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework.
Basic Proficiency and Science Requirements
|English literature or composition||9 quarter credits|
|General psychology||3 quarter credits|
|College algebra||4 quarter credits|
|General chemistry (science-major level with lab)||8 quarter credits|
|General biology (with lab)||4 quarter credits|
|Introductory nutrition (should include metabolism)||5 quarter credits|
General Education Requirements
|Natural science and mathematics (for BSN basic track)||5 quarter credits|
|Natural science and mathematics (for all other tracks)||8 quarter credits|
|Arts and humanities||15 quarter credits|
|Social sciences||15 quarter credits|
|Speech communication or public speaking||3 quarter credits|
|Electives||16 quarter credits The number of elective credits may vary depending upon the exact number of quarter credits earned in the other prerequisite categories. Total prerequisite credits must equal at least 90 quarter credits.|
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Program Summary - BSNX
Exercise and nutrition are integral to good health. In the nutrition and exercise science degree program, you’ll learn to combine whole-food nutrition with expertise in exercise science and holistic health. You’ll 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.
By gaining a deep understanding of the impacts proper nutrition and physical activity have on health and wellness, graduates of this program are poised to serve in multiple roles at the forefront of a new health paradigm - one that places emphasis on prevention and well-being.
- Modern Training Facilities - Students develop skills in exercise testing and research in a fully equipped exercise science laboratory. Our modern whole-food nutrition kitchen offers students a place to develop culinary skills and understanding of nutritional concepts.
- Hands-on Experience - Bastyr has developed relationships with area medical centers, sports medicine clinics and health clubs where students can gain practical working experience.
- Highly qualified faculty coupled with small class sizes and a strong advising program.
- Well-Rounded Approach - The curriculum includes courses in exercise physiology and biomechanics, 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 Electives - 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 and aikido.
Learn about career opportunities and see examples of how graduates use their degrees.
Quick Facts - BSNX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition and Exercise Science
- Completion of the equivalent of two years of college course work
- 2.75 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
Length of Program
2 years, full time
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Corporate wellness director
- Lifestyle coach
- Personal trainer
See examples of how our graduates use their nutrition and exercise science degrees.
With a few additional courses students can pursue admittance into the following programs:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractor schools
- Medical schools
- Nursing programs
This program prepares you for success on the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certification exams.
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Tuition for Bachelor's Degrees
Average first-year costs for a typical credit load in the 2015-2016 academic year. The first year is considered fall, winter and spring quarters.
Tuition & FeesFees include a $25 quarterly student activity fee. See the University catalog for a full schedule of fees.
Books & Supplies
TotalThe budget used to determine financial-aid eligibility allows for an additional $21,600 for a 9-month period of living expenses.
|Bachelor of Science (All Majors)||45||$24,273||$2,250||$26,523|
See also Financial Aid at Bastyr
PLEASE NOTE: For financial aid purposes, cost of attendance includes costs above, plus $21,600 per nine months to cover room & board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Books and Supplies are calculated using a formula not actual.
Curriculum - Bachelor's in Nutrition & Exercise Science
This table lists the tentative schedule of courses for each quarter. Also included: the number of credits per course (Crdt.), lecture hours each week (Lec.) and lab/clinic hours each week (L/C). Course descriptions are available in the Course Catalog.
Expected Learning Outcomes
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science has established the following expected learning outcomes for all its Bachelor of Science programs:
- Biological/Medical Sciences
- Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning
- Critical Thinking Skills
- General Health and Wellness
- Nutrition, Whole Foods and Exercise Science
- Promotion of the University's and the Department's mission and vision
The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2016. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2016 academic year. For the 2015-2016 course catalog, click here.Click here to download the PDF file.