Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2017-38


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: February 27, 2017

Date of Second Reading: March 27, 2017

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – School of Nutrition and Health Promotion – for the name change of a graduate degree – from: PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness – to: PhD in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The name change is to help improve the visibility of our PhD program to perspective students. Specifically, our intent is to provide a name that will be clearly recognized by potential applicants as a degree with specific rigor and that still conveys our interdisciplinary uniqueness in exercise, nutrition and health promotion.