B.S. NUTRITION & EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
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Students must first complete 60 credit hours in upper-division courses. Review the program prerequisites (tab above).
Incoming freshmen applying to the WSU Pullman campus who are interested in the Program in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology (NEP) can list their area of interest as a Bachelor of Science in nutrition.
The program is designed for full-time students and offers primarily daytime courses. Working professionals interested in part-time enrollment are encouraged to meet with the academic coordinator to discuss how the coursework may fit into your schedule.
Students complete 69 credit hours to complete a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and exercise physiology.
- NEP 300 Professional Preparation
- NEP 320 Strength Training and Conditioning: Theory and Application
- NEP 340 Foods with Application to Physical Activity
- NEP 362 Biomechanical Analysis
- NEP 400 Macronutrient Metabolism
- NEP 402 Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
- NEP 427 Nutrition Assessment and Lifestyle Counseling
- NEP 435 Exercise, Diet, and Disease
- NEP 450 Management and Facilities
- NEP 458 Exercise and Nutrition through the Lifespan
- NEP 465 Nutrition and Exercise Assessment
- NEP 470 Sport Nutrition
- NEP 478 ECG, Medications, and Procedures
- NEP 479 Nutrition and Exercise Practicum I&II
- NEP 480 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
- NEP 490 Internship
- NEP 463 Advanced Exercise Physiology
- NEP 476 Exercise Testing and Prescription
- Completion of Writing Portfolio
- Capstone Class (GER)
The bachelor's program is a bachelor completion degree offering only upper-division junior/senior-level courses.
Before enrolling in the program, students are required to complete at least 60 semester credit hours of specific coursework at the freshman/sophomore level.
Grade Point Average
A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite courses, and no lower than C grade in any prerequisite course.
Prerequisite College Courses
|General Chemistry I||Human Anatomy|
|General Chemistry II||Human Physiology|
|Organic Chemistry I||Human Nutrition*|
*a course for health professionals majors is recommended
The WSU Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (B.S. NEP) is a unique two-year completion degree (junior and senior years).
During the first two years of the curriculum, prerequisites and general university requirements are completed at Washington State University (Pullman), or any institution offering equivalent courses. Prerequisite courses are not offered on the Spokane Health Sciences campus.
The last two years are completed on the Spokane Health Sciences campus. You are required to complete at least 60 semester credit hours of specific course work before enrolling on the Spokane Health Sciences campus.
The curriculum integrates exercise physiology, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social and psychological sciences. With this degree, you will be able to become a Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine certification.acsm.org.
The B.S. NEP program admits fall semester only.
The application is a two-step process. Students must apply to both Washington State University and the NEP Program separately.
Students will be required to apply to WSU unless they are already enrolled AND submit a hard copy supplemental application to NEP.
B.S. NEP Supplemental Application
The aupplemental application is available here. Application deadline is Jan. 3, 2015.
What Happens After I Apply?
Incoming freshman apply to WSU Pullman to complete the prerequisite college courses. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.
Current WSU Students seeking admission to Certify into the NEP Program
Current WSU students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. Reapplication to WSU is not required. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.
Students transferring into the NEP program who have completed the prerequisite college courses (prior to starting in the fall) at another college or university are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. Application to WSU Spokane is also required. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.
Students transferring into the NEP program that have not completed the prerequisite college courses (prior to starting in the fall) will apply to WSU Pullman as a transfer student and complete those courses on the Pullman campus. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.
Since application fees are non-refundable, please check with WSU Spokane Admissions (509-358-7537) before you apply if you're unsure about which semester or application form to use.
You are considered an international student for admission purposes if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. For more information on the Washington State University application processes for international students, go to ip.wsu.edu. You will also need to fill out the separate B.S. NEP Supplemental Application.
Grade Point Averages
To be considered for admission students must have a minimum overall GPA and Science GPA of 3.0. If your GPA is below a 3.0, and you have extenuating circumstances that you think should be considered, you may write a letter of explanation. Letters of explanation should be addressed to email@example.com.
Interviews are mandatory and conducted by invitation only. While the students we admit demonstrate very high academic achievements, grades are not the only consideration. We are looking for well-rounded, highly motivated people who would make good practitioners.
If you are invited for an interview, you will visit with a faculty member and a student ambassador for about 30 minutes each. The entire interview process takes about 2 hours.
Interviews are conducted in the spring for admission for the fall semester on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane. Interview invitations will be sent via email.
Criminal Background Check
If you are offered admission to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program, you will be required to complete a background check. If you have a criminal conviction on your record you may or may not be able to complete your degree, regardless of whether WSU grants you admission to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program.
Students may apply for financial aid and should submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 15. Instructions and the application is available at fafsa.ed.gov.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships for students in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology are awarded in the spring. Students will be notified when the scholarship application process is open.
Endowed Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
Reynolds-Biersner Scholarship Endowment in Food Science and Human Nutrition
Mary Jean Fox Scholarship
Ruth Lenore Harris Nutritional Endowment
Sarah Marie Schreck Kranz Scholarship
Cecily Kahl Nyberg Endowed Scholarship in Home Economics
Alice and Lawrence Peterson Food/Nutrition Endowment
Grace Shugart and George Severance Dietetics Endowment
Annual Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
Charles and Eleanore Meenah Scholarship
Endowed Fellowships for Graduate Students
Irwin Dyer Award for Excellence in Nutrition
Ruth Lenore Harris Nutritional Endowment
Charles G. King Graduate Fellowship
Margaret Nicholson Schafer Graduate Fellowship in Human Nutrition
M. Virginia Schafer Research Fundin Human Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Physiology
Annual Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students
Dean Fletcher Graduate Fellowship
Charles G. King Graduate Lectureship
The Program of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) admits fall semester only.
The application is a two-step process: Students must apply to both Washington State University and the NEP program separately.
If you are currently a WSU student, it is not necessary to reapply to WSU.
1. WSU ApplicationStudents will be required to apply to WSU unless they are already enrolled AND submit a hard copy supplemental application to NEP.
2. B.S. NEP Supplemental Application
Available here. Deadline for submission is the first Monday in January.
If you have questions about our bachelor’s program we would love to talk to you! Please contact student services: 1-509-358-7811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NEP Supplemental Application is available here. Application deadline is the first Monday in January.
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