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NEP Student Awards at Health Sciences Research Day
More than 200 research projects were virtually displayed during the 2020 Health Sciences Research Day. The annual event showcased research from MU undergraduate, medical and nursing students, as well as pre- and post-doctoral trainees. The event featured a range of health research, including immunology, nutrition and exercise physiology, diabetes, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and health psychology. Students…
USDA-NIFA Invests More Than $53 Million to Help U.S. Farmers Prosper
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced grant investments of more than $53 million across three unique programs for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and military veterans to support American agriculture. This year, USDA-NIFA awarded grants to four regional entities contributing to the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. Long-term,…
Dr. Parks Elected to Leadership at The Obesity Society
Dr. Elizabeth Parks, Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has been elected to begin a 4-year leadership path in The Obesity Society (TOS). Established in 1982, TOS is the leading professional organization focused on the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity, with approximately 2,500 members world-wide. Beginning this November, Dr.…
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.
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.
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.
Study Abroad Programs
We offer programs in Italy and Japan starting in Summer 2022.