BS - College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (Nutrition and Foods)

The BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Foods prepares students to integrate and apply the principles of biomedical, food, and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Choosing this emphasis area is the first step to acceptance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), which is an accelerated program resulting in both a bachelor's and master's degree.

During the first three years of the curriculum, students develop a foundation in science and general education. Students must apply and be admitted to the CP to complete the final two-year course of study devoted to professional courses, supervised practice, and graduate work. Upon completion of the CP, program graduates will receive:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (emphasis in Nutrition and Foods)
  • A Master of Science (Dietetics)
  • All supervised practice (fieldwork) necessary to meet the requirements to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD Exam)
  • A verification statement providing proof of completion 

The completion of only the bachelor's degree does not allow the student to be eligible to take the RD Exam. Furthermore, it is not a didactic program in dietetics. No verification statement is given after completion of only the bachelor's degree.

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:

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