Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science
Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science (HPNES) combines human nutrition and kinesiology for a flexible, rigorous and exciting major that provides you the skills necessary to educate individuals, groups and communities on issues related to all aspects of health promotion, with emphasis on nutrition and physical activity.
By studying both Exercise Science and Nutrition, I was able to learn how I could be more efficient with my exercise, yet yield greater results by understanding what I was putting into my body. The HPNES program allowed me to appreciate that an individual's health is not limited to just ones eating habits or their exercise regimen, rather knowing how these two areas relate and by having one's exercise and nutrition in-sync, you can tremendously improve your overall health, well-being and quality of life.
Provides students a means to address academic, professional and social issues pertinent to successful career development.
A community of nutrition students who explore the world of nutrition and dietetics through community outreach efforts, expert lectures, exposure to the most recent nutrition-related media productions, and other beneficial resources.
The national honor society of family and consumer sciences. The group recognizes and encourages excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
Student group that provides fun nutrition and physical fitness classes to 6-8 graders at Focus Learning North Academy in Columbus which has a large Somali student population.
Provide opportunities for students to learn more about health and fitness. Students will be welcomed from different backgrounds and majors to join together in a positive atmosphere and work towards developing their knowledge of fun, fitness activities.
Certified Health Education Specialist
Demonstrate your expertise and show prospective employers your skillset through certification by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.
American College of Sports Medicine certification
Your degree from Ohio State qualifies you to pursue certification as an exercise professional.
A career in health education can take many directions. Graduates have started their careers at healthcare facilities, non-profit or public health organizations, government and private industry. With specific choices in courses, the HPNES degree is also a springboard to an advanced degree in health and wellness.
This program is direct admit
Minimum program hours