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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 it is 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…

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…

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,…

Preparing Students for Success

Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics has prepared master's student Samantha Tracy for her future career

The accelerated master’s coordinated program in dietetics within the nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) degree program offers students a unique opportunity to earn two degrees in just five years. The program prepares students to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN). Students who complete the program come away with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology, with an emphasis in nutrition…

Sharing New Experiences

Hannah Durbin and her mother, Roseann, are embarking on a new adventure in the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program

This past summer, Hannah Durbin approached her mother, Roseann, with information about a program at the University of Missouri that she was interested in potentially pursuing. Hannah had just earned her bachelor’s degree in event and convention management from Stephens College – and she thought the accelerated master’s coordinated program in dietetics, through the nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) degree…

Senior Spotlight: Madysen Kinsler

Kinsler will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Growing up in a town of less than 2,500 people, Madysen Kinsler briefly considered continuing her education at the University of Missouri. However, with an undergraduate student enrollment of nearly 10 times her hometown, Kinsler didn’t want to feel overwhelmed as a student. Kinsler, who grew up in Elsberry, Mo., settled on Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Mo., instead. Kinsler wasn’t…

Faces of CAFNR: Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Introducing the faculty members from NEP

We asked NEP faculty members to introduce themselves to their CAFNR colleagues! Learn more about our new colleagues in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Jennifer Bean What is your role/title? I am an associate teaching professor and the director of the Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics What courses do you teach and/or what is your research focus? | Within the…

Q&A With Emma Baer

Baer is a senior in nutrition and exercise physiology

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in nutrition and exercise physiology, with a focus in human physiology and translational sciences? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? Coming to Mizzou as a pre-med student, I knew I wanted a degree program that would provide me the core knowledge…