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BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science / MS in Food and Nutrition (Nutrition for Sport and Exercise - Non-Thesis)

Delve into the science of physical activity, exercise, and sport and combine that study with in-depth knowledge of nutrition for sport and exercise. Housed in our nationally ranked Department of Kinesiology, the BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science combines coursework, research, and experiential learning opportunities that allow you to specialize based on your academic and career goals. Our nutritional sciences graduate program is ranked in the top 25 programs in the nation.

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of roles that support health nutrition as it connects with sport and exercise. Graduates are well prepared for careers related to exercise science with a strong understanding of sport nutrition.

Earning a master’s degree will help set yourself apart in a field that is highly competitive. A master’s degree also opens doors to a higher starting salary, a higher position when starting employment, and increased career advancement.

In addition to content knowledge in exercise science, sport, and nutrition, this degree will also provide learning opportunities such as:

  • Interdisciplinary knowledge
  • Professional experience throughout your time in the program
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership development


  1. High job placement rate
  2. Increase your marketability
  3. Apply business principles to sport, fitness, and nutrition industries


A typical program of study includes two years of prerequisite courses, with kinesiology courses beginning in year two. Expect to take at least one summer class after year three as part of the Double Dawgs pathway.


Admission to the Double Dawgs Pathway

Students can begin applying to the Double Dawgs program as early as year two. Students should have a grade of C (2.0) or higher in CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L and CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L, and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Admission to the Graduate Program

Admission requirements include submission of an application, references, a 3.0 or higher GPA, and GRE scores. Students should have two semesters of chemistry, including one semester of organic chemistry. Students should also have one semester of physiology and one semester of biochemistry on their undergraduate transcript with preferred grades of B (3.0) or higher. Admission into the Double Dawgs master’s degree program is competitive and admissions decisions are based on a holistic assessment of student achievement, including performance of UGA coursework following admission into the Double Dawgs pathway.

Note: Entrance into the Double Dawgs pathway does not guarantee admittance into the Double Dawgs master’s degree program.

For entry into the master’s degree, you will apply to the UGA Graduate School in the fall or spring of year four. If admitted, you will take graduate coursework in the summer of year four or fall of year five.

Deadline to Apply

  • Fall admission: May 1
  • Spring admission: Nov. 1

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Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

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A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study. You will typically begin with an undergraduate advisor and, as you are accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway, you will be paired with a graduate advisor.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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