Physical Education - Nutrition (Master of Science in Education)

Nutritionist works with client at desk

The graduate concentration in Nutrition at Jacksonville State University is designed to prepare students for advanced study in nutrition and future employment in the field of nutrition and related careers in wellness and corporate fitness. Special attention is also given to knowledge and skills necessary for students preparing for the ISSN Certified Sport Nutrition exam and potentially preparing for a program leading to becoming a Registered Dietitian. The Nutrition program prepares graduates for interaction with both healthy active populations and populations that are affected by chronic diseases (e.g., CVD, diabetes) and the impact of nutritional interventions in these populations.

Potential Careers

Here are some of the most common places that would hire a Sports Nutritionist or Sports Dietitians:

  • Colleges and universities
  • High school teams
  • Athletic departments at teaching facilities
  • Professional and regular sports organizations
  • Competitive athletes
  • Athletic clubs and gyms
  • Food corporations including sports nutrition products
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research
  • Private practice and coaching
  • Consulting, brand spokesperson, and media/social media
  • Writing/authors
  • Content creation

Median Annual Salary

Sports Nutritionist (Alabama)


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Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Gina Mabrey, Department Head 
(256) 782-8059