Undergraduate Programs

In the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, we teach students how the human body functions in response to various environmental challenges. We offer a BS in Exercise Science with five concentration opportunities that allow students to complete pre-requisite studies for postgraduate training in health careers. Our undergraduate programs provide the preparation students need to excel in the most highly sought after health and wellness careers.

We are one of only a few U.S. schools of public health that offer a Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. What does that mean for our students? Our Bachelor of Science (BS) programs deliver a versatile background in topics such as physiology, psychology, nutrition and exercise science. Those lessons are combined with the latest research and training in methods to promote an active and healthy lifestyle in order to improve the health of the public.

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Milken Institute School of Public Health offers the following undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science programs:


Pre-Medical Professional Concentration (physician, nursing, physician's assistant)

Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

Pre-Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Concentration

BS in Exercise Science with no concentration (ideal for students who want to pursue minors in fields such as public health, nutrition etc.)


Additionally, students may choose to add a minor to another major. The department offers minors:

Exercise Science


The programs above are our current programs that are accepting new students. To find program information for programs that have been retired and no longer accept new students, visit the academic program archive.

Please Note: Credits for Lifestyle, Sport and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses are not recognized toward degree requirements for any Milken Institute SPH program.