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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.

Take a Tour of NEP Research

Recent Student Research

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

Laura Clart - The Role of Estrogen Receptor Beta DNA Binding Domain in Mediating Adipose Tissue and Systemic Metabolic Effects of Exercise in Ovariectomized Mice

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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We offer Study Abroad programs in Italy and Japan.

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