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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Degree Program

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)! As a future Tiger, we want you to get a glimpse of what you can experience in the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
Preparing for the dental field (click to read)
Preparing for the dental field »

All CAFNR undergraduate students take part in a “signature experience” during their time on campus. This is denoted as the “RISE” Initiative: Research, International, Service learning, Experiential learning.

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. The nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) degree program offers interested students a pathway to careers in the medical field, including dentistry.

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impact the largest industries in the region and address the most significant challenges in our world today, including agricultural policy and economics; tourism and hospitality; food nutrition, production, processing and safety; environmental sustainability; and animal and human health.

  • CAFNR awards $1.5 million in scholarships annually
  • Graduation rate is 17% higher than state and national averages
  • 98.8% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 51% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
  • Multiple accelerated programs provide opportunities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously
Making an Impact
Building a career in medicine (click to read)
Building a career in medicine »

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

CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with Tamia Ray (click to read)
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with Tamia Ray »

A degree from CAFNR impacts your future and career, as well as the core components of society — helping to feed the world and keep it healthy. This past Senior Spotlight features Tamia Ray, a recent graduate of the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program, as she shares her favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared her for the future.

Clubs and Organizations
Get Involved in CAFNR! (click to read)
Get Involved in CAFNR! »

Build leadership skills and friendships in more than 40 CAFNR-specific clubs and organizations. Each program has activities tailored to its students, in addition to many College-wide opportunities. Getting involved is a great way to expand on classroom learning, meet others with similar interests — and have some fun along the way!