BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Degree Program Description

The BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology offers three different paths, 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.

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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.

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Semester Plan

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.

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Degree Audit

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 http://www.transfer.org. 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.

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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 would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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