Bachelor of Science

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


Focus your studies on the many influences of nutrition and physical activity on human health, performance and disease. Demand for graduates with such training is expected to grow as rates of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer continue to rise in the United States. Students learn and gain confidence through a unique “see-do-teach” method used across their classes.

Classes You Might Take

  • Sports Performance and Conditioning
  • Human Nutrition
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan

Learn about the full curriculum.

Emphasis Areas

Why CAFNR for Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

State-of-the-art learning facilities include the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH), which include a research kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational behavior lab.

Physical testing in NEP lab.

Career Possibilities

Medical/Dental/Physician Assistant School
Corporate Wellness
Community Health Programs
Personal/Athletic Training
Physical or Occupational Therapy School

Employers & Internship Locations

Focus on Health • Mallinkrodt Pharmaceuticals • Gastroenterology of the Rockies • Integrated Wellness Partners • Overland Park Regional Medical Center • University of Missouri Health Care

Signature Experience

Study Abroad

NEP has study abroad programs that explore the cultural aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Programs focus on “blue zones,” such as Italy, which are geographic regions with a higher than usual number of people living to be 100 years of age or older.

Study Abroad
Students in Italy

Take the Next Step


Admissions and Application

You can declare Nutrition and Exercise Physiology as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

  • Current students: Declare or change your major.
  • New students: Apply to MU and choose Nutrition and Exercise Physiology as your major.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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