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Florida State University

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition and food science Human nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition and food science Food science
Master of Science (MS) Sports nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition and food science Nutrition science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition and food science Food science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition and food science Nutrition education and health promotion
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition and food science Clinical nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Exercise physiology
Master of Science (MS) Sports sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Exercise physiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Preliminary examination, minimum of 24 credit hours dissertation, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

116
Applied
66
Accepted
29
Enrolled
57%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.2%
Black or African American 1.1%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 9.89%
Unknown 2.2%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Body composition, functional food, chronic disease and aging response; food safety, food allergy, and safety/quality detection methods; sports nutrition, energy and human performance; strength training, functional performance, cardiovascular physiology, sarcopenia
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
613,329

Location & Contact

Address 120 Convocation Way
436 Sandels Building
Tallahassee, FL  32306-1493
United States
Contact Dr. Chester Ray
Department Chair
Email: caray@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-1850
Fax: 850-645-5000