Science and Application of Lifestyle Interventions
Dojin Ryu to head Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences
Dojin Ryu has been named director of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES) in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) in CAFNR and the School of Medicine, effective Aug. 1, 2023.
Parks receives 2023 Edwin Bierman Award for diabetes research
The award, presented by the American Diabetes Association, recognizes Parks as a leading scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of macrovascular complications, such as heart disease, and the treatment of diabetes.
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.
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.
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.