Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

The mission of this department is to prepare students to serve and lead through the development of healthful lifestyles. Our students will be change agents among those they serve as they model a wellness lifestyle and provide a role model for Christian values to participants and colleagues.

The Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center serves as a classroom for Kinesiology courses, and the Human Performance Laboratory allows students to assess health and participate in research.

ACU's faculty of Christian scholars and professionals are the foundation for student success. Each faculty member is an expert in their field, and at building supportive relationships with ACU students.

MEET THE FACULTY

Undergraduate Programs

The mission of this department is to prepare students to serve and lead through the development of healthful lifestyles. Students who major in Kinesiology or Nutrition are planning to lead others to healthful lifestyles in community, corporate, commercial or clinical settings. They will be change agents among those they serve as they model a wellness lifestyle and provide a role model for Christian values to participants and colleagues.

Accrediting Body: The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND); Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)

  • Kinesiology BS Major
    • Athletic Training Track
    • Health Promotion Track
    • Generalist Track
    • Pre-Physical Therapy Track
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy Track
    • Sport and Recreation Management Track
  • Nutrition BS Major
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics Track

    Accrediting Body: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND a division of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

    • Community Concentration Track
    • Exercise Science Track
    • Food Service Track
  • Coaching Minor
  • Nutrition Minor
 

Graduate Programs

ACU’s graduate nutrition programs are among the first in the nation to offer an emphasis on poverty and community, and ACU's graduate athletic training program offers a unique opportunity for students desiring to pursue a M.A.T. at a smaller NCAA Division I school.

Accrediting Body: The Dietetic Internship has received candidacy status for accreditation with the accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Accrediting Body: ACU is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states. The M.A.T. program is currently under review by SACSCOC. The program is pending SACSCOC approval, which is expected by January, 2018.

Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.