Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

As the only school of public health with a Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, we give students the opportunity to learn not only how exercise, physical activity and nutrition affect the individual, but also how they impact the health and function of communities at large. We provide our students with research and practice opportunities in settings as diverse as the National Institutes of Health, professional sports team, the US Department of Agriculture, the Pentagon, and the DC public school system. Whether your career goal is to influence public health policy, to train elite athletes, or to become a health care provider, we can get you there.

Department News

First-year PhD student Avinash Chandran is conducting research that he hopes can identify factors that may be driving injuries & their severity in student athletes.More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that--without additional interventions to halt the spread of Ebola--there will be 1.4 million cases of the...More
Cabinet Secretary Burwell answered questions about her new role as leader of HHS and described how her hometown shaped her management philosophy.More