Diet and Exercise


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: None

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate understanding and technical competency in the fundamental principles and concepts of nutrition and exercise science.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication and the ability to work successfully in teams to solve multidisciplinary problems.
  3. Effectively prepare and deliver technical information to food science/human nutrition and exercise science professionals as well as to the general public.
  4. Find, evaluate, and accurately interpret research literature.
  5. Critically evaluate information, including the ability to distinguish verifiable facts from value claims, detect bias, and identify sources of conflicts.
  6. Understand the dimensions of issues facing professionals in the field of nutrition and exercise science, including ethical, cultural, and environmental components.
  7. Identify important health-related interactions between dietary nutrients and exercise used to assess and design dietary and exercise programs for maintenance of optimal health.
  8. Evaluate and synthesize metabolic, dietary, and exercise research to devise advanced strategies in exercise and dietary intervention.
  9. Design, conduct, and interpret research.
  10. Apply theoretical information to solve practical problems.
  11. Submit a paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Lorraine Lanningham-Foster
Phone: 515 294-4684
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: October 1 of junior year

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Brenda Emery, Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
220 MacKay Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1123