Science and Application of Lifestyle Interventions
Exercise and physiology faculty use strong collaboration at MU to learn more about body systems. What do little girls dreaming of being an astronaut and women with sleep apnea have in common? They may both benefit from the research of Jackie Limberg, assistant professor in nutrition and physiology.
Jaume Padilla Receives the 2023 EEP Impact Award
Jaume Padilla, associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, will be presented the 2023 Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Impact Award at the American Physiology Summit 2023 in Long Beach, California, in April. The EEP Impact Award recognizes a mid-career primary EEP member who has either established a line of impactful research or has made…
The Bench-Bedside Interface
Finding new strategies to improve vascular health in diabetes Padilla along with his collaborators Camila Manrique-Acevedo, associate professor in medicine and Luis Martinez-Lemus, professor in medical pharmacology and physiology, recently moved to the newly opened NextGen Precision Health building. The new state of the art facility will further strengthen and expand the scope of the…
Welcome to NEP
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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Proud member of the Association of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP).
NEP is now an Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) On Campus location.
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.
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RECENT STUDENT RESEARCH
Rebecca Dirkes – Hormonal Regulation of Bone Health: Understandings of Xenoestrogens and Estrogen Receptor-Alpha
Zachary Grunewald – Role of TRAF3IP2 in obesity-associated vascular insulin resistance and dysfunction
Rory Cunningham – The role of hepatocellular eNOS in NAFLD development and hepatic mitochondrial adaptations to exercise
NEP Internship Program
Gain practical work experience in fitness centers, corporations, clinics or agencies by participating in our NEP Internship Program.
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Gain research experience in Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology by participating in our Undergraduate Research Internship Program.
Network and gain experiences in the Nutrition and Wellness Organization and/or the NEP Graduate Student Association.