Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness

An education in Public Health, Dietetics, Nutrition Science, Exercise Science or Fitness and Wellness can connect you with a variety of challenging career options and interesting vocational choices:

• With research revealing the impact that diet and physical activity have on health, the above-mentioned areas of study are emerging as increasingly sought after degrees.

• They are rapidly growing professions that offer a wide range of opportunities and salaries.

• With an ever-increasing emphasis on preventive medicine and a nationwide interest in a vegetarian diet and an active and healthy lifestyle, the job outlook for health science professionals is great.

• The demand is even greater for graduates with training in vegetarian lifestyle principles and professional health and fitness certifications.


Today, people are interested in health, nutrition and fitness because they want to feel and look good. Our degree programs are designed to provide exceptional instruction and preparation to work in Public Health, Wellness or Nutrition.


  • A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a multidisciplinary degree focusing on public health practice that offers an abundance of career opportunities. This degree is ideal for those wishing to gain satisfaction from working to improve the lives of others. A graduate degree gives public health professionals a competitive edge over other professionals and offers the opportunity to:

• Gain knowledge of factors that influence, local, national and global health policies.
• Apply quantitative and qualitative skills needed for problem solving.
• Develop strategies to solve health-related problems
• Be positioned for a role in leadership in health promotion and disease prevention


  • With a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, you can become a professional health scientist who helps people achieve their personal health-related goals. 


  • If you are passionate about helping people to get fit, manage weight and help fight chronic diseases through exercise prescription and positive lifestyle change, choose the B.S. in Exercise Science. This degree is constantly evolving and changing with the field.


  • Choose the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics to help prepare you to work closely with people, solving nutrition-related health problems and saving lives. This degree prepares you for work in areas of clinical nutrition, food service management and community nutrition and public health.


  • If you aspire for a career in medicine or dentistry, choosing the B.S. in Nutrition Science will give you expertise in an area of increasing importance to patients everywhere.


  • The Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) is a wellness degree that encompasses a variety of areas in the health field. Students can place an emphasis in either nutrition or fitness. This degree covers the required coursework for admission into Physical Therapy (PT) programs. 


Whatever your choice, you will learn from highly respected, qualified and widely published faculty who are dedicated to your success.

Beyond books, you will connect with students and faculty rich in ethnic diversity, giving you a cultural experience invaluable to today's increasingly international society.

All this is housed within a warm, Christian atmosphere that fosters excellence in all students. Connect with us and we'll help you become the knowledgeable, resourceful health science professional you want to be!