Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (Human Physiology and Translational Sciences)

I am Interested in This Major

This degree program is highly multidisciplinary, integrating human physiology, nutrition, pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biology, sociology/psychology, and related areas to gain both a broad and a deep understanding of the determinants of human health and disease. Due to the department's unique configuration (only department on campus that spans three colleges - School of Medicine, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources), students in this program have access to many researchers and resources represented from each unit. Students selecting this area of study will be well-prepared for health-related careers such as Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician's Assistant, as well as for graduate study in Biomedical/Translational Sciences.

The department also offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research, including an opportunity to apply for paid undergraduate research internship opportunities that span the academic year. 

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: