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Making Connections

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. When Limberg and her team of graduate students were examining the effects of hypoxia — low oxygen — and the body’s response, they found that women and…

An Exceptional Evening

CAFNR honors six of the college’s outstanding alumni at the 2022 Column Awards

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2022 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri. Animal Sciences…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Amy Marek

Marek serves as an academic advisor for the nutrition and exercise physiology, and food science and nutrition degree programs

How rewarding is it to work with students in the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences? The most rewarding part of the job is getting to know each student and helping them create their own path to graduation. Being the academic advisor for two degree programs, it can seem like student meetings and emails are endless but it’s all…

Preparing for the Dental Field

Nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP), biochemistry offer students a pathway to careers in the medical field, including dentistry

With 14 unique programs, a degree from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) prepares students for careers in a variety of fields. CAFNR alumni impact the largest industries and address the most significant challenges in the world today, including animal and human health, environmental sustainability, food nutrition, tourism and agricultural policy. Two of those…

Sadia Moumita Honored During Tap Day Ceremony

Sadia Moumita, a junior nutrition and exercise physiology major, was inducted in the QEBH honorary society during the University of Missouri’s 95th Tap Day ceremony, held Friday, April 29. In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of MU’s six secret honorary societies. The six societies –…

Senior Spotlight: Quinn McDonald

McDonald will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Quinn McDonald has always considered himself a fitness fanatic and two opportunities sold him on coming to the University of Missouri to further his education. McDonald wanted to study nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP), and he wanted to take advantage of the MU Student Rec Complex, an award-winning facility. He felt both opportunities would allow him to grow in his…

Jackie Limberg on the Board of Directors for the American Autonomic Society

Jackie Limberg, assistant professor in nutrition and exercise physiology, is on the board for the American Autonomic Society (AAS). Limberg is also the chair of the communications committee. AAS was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system. The society sponsors annual meetings and provides a…

Elizabeth Parks Named President of the Obesity Society

Elizabeth Parks, professor in nutrition and exercise physiology, was recently named president of the Obesity Society. The Obesity Society is a scientific membership organization dedicated to improving people’s lives by advancing scientific-based understanding of causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of…

One for the Record Books

A Guinness World Record holder, Tyler Lutz is gaining valuable hands-on learning experience through the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program

A multi-sport athlete at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Mo., Tyler Lutz quickly found success as a triple and long jumper on his school’s track and field team. That success turned into a passion for Lutz, as he began precise exercises to maximize his leaping ability. Lutz has continued to perfect his craft as a student at the…

Building a Career in Medicine

Nutrition and exercise physiology degree incorporated all of Mubinah Khaleel's interest areas

Born and raised in Columbia, Mo., Mubinah Khaleel knew that when the time came for her to choose a place to continue her education, the University of Missouri was going to be her top choice. And when it came to choosing a degree, Khaleel wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother and sister, who both studied nutritional sciences,…