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MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) houses a metabolic kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational research lab to facilitate research.

Welcome to Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

MISSION:The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri is to improve the health of Missourians and the larger population through research, teaching and outreach related to nutrition and physical activity. We strive to be a diverse set of leaders, innovators and educators who promote improved human health through our focus on nutrition and physical activity.

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Exercise is Medicine

NEP is now an Exercise is Medicine On Campus location. Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), is a health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which encourages primary care physicians to include physical activity when designing treatment plans. We will be hosting EIM-OC events on campus twice a year (in May and October). To be learn more about this initiative or to be more involved with these activities contact Dan Smith.

Recent Student Research

Terese Zidon - Effects of Exercise and Phytoestrogens on White Adipose Tissue Health in Estrogen Deficient Rodents

Tim Heden - Most Effective Time to Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes

Learn more about our DEGREE PROGRAMS
Opportunities for STUDENTS
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NEP Internship Program: gain practical work experience in fitness centers, corporations, clinics or agencies.

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Undergraduate Research Internship Program: gain research experience in Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology.

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Study Abroad in Italy or Japan.

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Student Organizations: network and gain experiences in the Nutrition and Wellness Association and/or the NEP Graduate Student Association