Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Sports Nutrition

Become an expert in sports nutrition. Guide athletes with evidence-based nutritional advice.

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Learn how our 100% online programs can help you get ahead in the exercise science field.

Deadline to Apply: June 22, 2022
Classes Start: July 6, 2022


Complete your degree in 12-18 months

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Anytime, anywhere learning on your schedule

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Program Details

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition concentration is designed for working adults, with asynchronous classes so you can learn anytime, anywhere. We keep class sizes small, so you can connect with your classmates and professors. Dual concentrations are also available.

Why Pursue A Sports Nutrition Degree?

The Sports Nutrition concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and physically active individuals. The program focuses on using evidence-based principles in designing and implementing exercise and nutrition programs and interpreting research in the field of exercise and sport nutrition. This strand prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the job outlook for dietitians and nutritionists will be rosy, increasing by 20%. Additionally, those who take the exam can open doors in personal training and the food, beverage, and supplement industry.

Learn more about studying sports nutrition online in our Q& A with Professor Anna Turner. You can also read our article, Is Sports Nutrition the Right Path for You.

Industry Certification

This program prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Career Outlook

Graduates build careers in fitness, wellness and sports management. Many of our students gain employment as:

  • Sports Nutritionists
  • Performance Nutritionists
  • Virtual Health Coaches
  • Wellness Coaches

Start Date

July 6, 2022

Deadline to Apply

June 22, 2022

Cost Per Credit


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Theresa Miyashita, PhD, Faculty Leader, Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Ryan Richmond

MS Applied Exercise Science – Sports Nutrition Concentration

“The online format allows for me to continue expanding my business and professional goals while still pursuing a Master’s degree. I was initially worried as I had not previously had much experience with online coursework, but the format allows for structured, discussion based learning amongst peers.”

Admission Requirements


Core Courses 18 Credit Hours

AES 6020 Kinesiology I
AES 6030 Kinesiology II
AES 6050 Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science
AES 6200 Applied Exercise Physiology
AES 6300 Exercise and Sport Nutrition
AES 6990 Capstone Experience

Concentration Courses 12 Credit Hours

AES 6320 Vitamins and Minerals
AES 6340 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
AES 6360 Practicum: Sports Nutrition
AES 6380 Special Topics Seminar in Sports Nutrition