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

A group of five-to-eight-year-olds got a hands-on tour of Milken Institute SPH labs that included “weird,” “cool,” and “awesome” exhibits.More
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