BS - College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (Physical Activity, Nutrition and Human Performance)

This program is for students with a passion for health and wellness, evidence-based science, helping people, and using physical activity and nutrition to positively impact human health and performance. Students earning this degree are well-prepared for employment opportunities that include fitness assessment, lifestyle intervention education, exercise supervision and program administration in schools, businesses and hospitals, health education and promotion, and entry-level positions in cardiac and pulmonary or spine rehab. This is a rapidly expanding area with opportunities in corporate and commercial industries, government, and non-profit sectors.

In addition to the job opportunities listed above, past graduates of this area have continued their studies in a variety of areas such as graduate school for Exercise Science/Physiology, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Chiropractic, Nursing, Public Health.

Graduates of this program are qualified to sit for the following certifications without any additional courses or education beyond our core requirements: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C), ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM CPT), ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM GEI), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

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:

Interested? Here are your next steps

If you are a Prospective Student

You strive to be the best version of you. You are ready to create your own adventure. If this sounds like you—you’ve got Tiger Pride already. We invite you to take the next step.

If you are a Current Student

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