Keiser University Flagship Campus Exercise Science students recently enjoyed a nutrition-based scavenger hunt at a nearby Publix supermarket as part of their Nutrition and Weight Management course.
The assignment was designed by Julie Snyder, the University Department Chair for both the Sport Medicine and Fitness Technology and Exercise Science programs to hone student label reading abilities. “The group was assigned the challenge of completing 50 objectives intended to provide insight relating to nutritional content, the difference between macronutrients, and the importance of knowing exactly what foods provide optimal nutrition,” said Snyder.
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science combines both didactic instruction integrated with supervised practice and externships necessary to provide the student with the necessary tools to be successful in this field. The focus of this program is to prepare the student to take four nationally recognized and accredited field certifications. In addition, the coursework focuses on preparing the student with a strong foundation in science-based General Educations and a balanced offering of Core classes. Following graduation from the Exercise Science program, students will have the necessary requirements to pursue a degree in a variety of medical fields including physical therapy.
“Being athletes, these students were on point and embraced the challenge,” added Snyder of the ‘application to theory’ adventure.