School Status

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Mar. 1, 2005

School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
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For immediate release:
Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
Receives School Status

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science is now the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, effective Summer Quarter 2004.

“The switch to School status recognizes the unit’s professional accreditation and certification requirements,” says Acting Dean Mitchell Maki of the College of Health and Human Services.

The change also reflects the close ties between physical activity, nutrition and good health; the plans to secure external funding for research programs and community service projects; and overall improved services.

The School offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in kinesiology and nutritional science. One of the newest B.S. degree options in kinesiology focuses on rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, where students learn to develop activity programs for older adults and for people with disabilities.

A Coordinated Dietetics Program—one of only two in California providing internships for registered dietician exam students—is also offered by the School. Upon passing the national exam administered under the direction of the American Dietetic Association, graduates are recognized as registered dieticians.

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