BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Degree Program Description
The BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology offers three different emphasis areas, each with a different focus. All three areas use a science based approach; integrating human physiology, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and social/psychological sciences to study the influences of nutrition and physical activity on human health and disease. All students within these areas are exposed to significant opportunities for undergraduate research, student organizations, study abroad, hands on internships and field work as well as interaction with nationally recognized faculty in their chosen fields. Students majoring in our emphasis areas will be well prepared for health-related careers in numerous fields such as: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or for employment in fitness assessment, lifestyle intervention, cardiac rehab, education, health and wellness, exercise supervision and program administration and several different certifications. They are also prepared for graduate study in biomedical/translational sciences, exercise physiology and numerous other fields.
Major Program Requirements
The BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology is offered with three emphasis options: Human Physiology and Translational Sciences, Nutrition and Foods, and Physical Activity, Nutrition and Human Performance. All degree requirements are listed at the emphasis level. A student must choose an emphasis area for this degree.
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology are required to complete all University general education, University graduation and degree requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
If you are planning to transfer courses (including AP credit) and would like information on how they apply to a degree program(s), you can email CAFNRadvising@missouri.edu for general recommendations.
Students are admissible to transfer into Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with a cumulative GPA specific to each emphasis area. You are directly admissible as a freshman when you meet the University admissions requirements.
The BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology is offered with three emphasis options: Human Physiology and Translational Sciences, Nutrition and Foods, and Physical Activity, Nutrition and Human Performance. Please refer to the emphasis area for semester plans. A student must choose an emphasis area for this degree.
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.
MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.
Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com/index.htm. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.
Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.
If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.