Sports and Exercise Emphasis

Food and Nutritional Sciences students


The Nutrition in Sports and Exercise emphasis provides you with a broad background in food and nutritional sciences, along with further study of exercise science and the specialized nutritional requirements for physically active individuals.

If you wish a more in-depth background in exercise science, you may select this emphasis in addition to the DPD.

Entering the Major

You may enter the major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

Faculty contact

Daniela Gheleva

Assistant Professor of Nutrition; Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics; Director of Food and Nutrition
PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Phone: 206-281-2309
Office: Peterson Hall 204A