Health, Nutrition, & Exercise Sciences

HNES offers five undergraduate majors; including Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Education, Physical Education and Sport Management.

At the graduate level, we offer a Ph.D. degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition, and four Master’s degrees; including a professional and post-professional master’s degree in Athletic Training, Dietetics (on-line), and HNES which has 2 options of Exercise Science/Nutrition and Leadership in Physical Education in Sport (on-line).

We also offer General Education Wellness courses through on site and distance learning. 

HNES Mission Statement

"Actively Encourage Healthy Lifestyles through Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service"


Current Research Studies Seeking Participants

 Adults 65 and older are invited to participate in a research study that will involve completing a 10-week wellness program for improving healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity, diet, sleep). Other functional and health-related measures will also be assessed. $200 will be given upon completion of the study. Contact Dr. Ryan McGrath at 701-231-6043 or at for more information.  Click here to learn more.

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