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Florida State University's leading-edge programs in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences (NFES) prepare scholars and practitioners to excel in professions which enhance physical well-being, health and human performance by providing a firm foundation in essential scientific and technical knowledge and practical skills through teaching, research, publication and service. Today’s interest in healthy lifestyles is translating into a remarkable range of career opportunities related to diet, fitness, and health. Targeted coursework allows students to learn the professional, technical, and interpersonal aspects of their career with an emphasis on the prevention of chronic diseases laying a foundation for experiential learning through internships and laboratory activities. Approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students each semester are served by our outstanding teaching and research faculty who help create a challenging academic environment.