Prairie View A&M University Establishes “Agletics” Program for Student-Athlete Nutrition Research

Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black university in Texas, has established a collaborative program between its athletics program and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

The “Agletics” initiative leverages agriculture and nutrition studies into direct support for the university’s student athletes. The research program will provide undergraduate students in nutrition with the opportunity to study the effect of nutrition on enhancing athletic performance. As the program grows, the university hopes more student athletes will become interested in agriculture and nutrition sciences, as well as attract students from other majors to participate in multidisciplinary research.

Recently, the HBCU launched a new master’s degree in nutrition. The Agletics program will provide a seamless transition for undergraduate students to enroll in the graduate program by introducing them to research concepts and preparing them for the master’s degree curriculum.

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