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Two university of Central Missouri students receive $5,000 scholarships in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology
Brian Hughes UCM Athletic Training Education program
Nick University of Central Missouri Physical Education major




Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology Student Organizations | University of Central Missouri

Student Organizations

The Student Dietetic Association provides members with numerous opportunities for leadership, community service and networking. Association members benefit by participating in both service and engaged-learning atmospheres.

Club activities include:

  • Assisting UCM Jennies basketball team develop healthier diets.
  • Providing counseling services to the UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center on nutrition.
  • Volunteering at Harvester's by supporting and participating in the annual Heart and Crop Walk.
  • Sharing dietetic knowledge through the Kansas City, Mo., Root Deep Urban Farm. The farm is a city program that teaches people food cultivating skills and encourages the sales of produce to their local community.
  • Obtaining SDA funds by catering UCM events through menu planning, food preparation and food service at events.

SDA has received several travel grants from UCM's student activities that allowed members to travel to national conferences in San Diego, Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago, and Denver.

Forming in October of 2012, our newest organization, the Health/Fitness Association was created to foster interest and professional development for exercise science, corporate fitness and pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy students.

Club activities include:

  • Attending state, regional and national conferences, including the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association conferences.

The Physical Education Club stimulates interest and professional growth in the field of physical education through active participation in professional organizations and experiences.

Club activities include:

  • Volunteer opportunities for events such as UCM's mule relays.
  • Fund raising development and participation.
  • Producing and selling "survival" bracelets to support student travel and educational enhancement.
  • Club members attend the annual Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference in Lake Ozark, Mo.

The Athletic Training Student Association provides members opportunities to advance as professionals in the field of athletic training.

Club activities include:

  • Attending state, district and national athletic training education events and conferences.
  • Participating in the annual American Heart Association of Johnson County Heart Walk.
  • Volunteering time for club fund raising activities to support student travel to various conferences and seminars.