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Learn from some of the best and brightest faculty, scientists, and practitioners. Spokane students are surrounded by a community that cares about their success, and this community extends far beyond the campus boundaries.


Undergraduate Programs

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If you want a career in nursing, nutrition and exercise physiology, or speech and hearing sciences, fulfill your core requirements and prerequisites at one of our other WSU campuses a community college, or another accredited institution, and complete your degree here.

BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Focuses on the effects of nutrition and exercise on human health. Graduates are eligible for the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Professional certification exam. Another year of study prepares students for the Registered Dietitian credential.

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BS in Nursing

The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares students for a lifelong career in nursing practice.

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BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences

This pre-professional program lays the foundation for further study in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Students learn about the physiological, neurological, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of development, communications, and communications disorders.

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BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The post-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program educates RNs wanting to advance their nursing knowledge, broaden their perspective of clinical practice, and enhance their leadership potential.

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Professional Programs

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WSU Spokane’s professional programs focus on health care practice in medicine, nursing, nutrition, and pharmacy and build on the advantages of clinical understanding in supportive settings with professional connections and real-world experiences.

Doctor of Medicine

The MD program in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains you to be more than a physician. It equips you with a rich breadth and depth of experience that fast-forwards your understanding of the practice of medicine.

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Doctor of Pharmacy

The ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The PharmD program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

This practice-oriented doctoral-level degree prepares nurses to assume leadership positions or work as advanced practice nurses with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, or in community-based/population-focused nursing.

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MS Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

The MS CPD prepares students for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam administered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program focuses on the effects of nutrition and exercise on human health. The interdisciplinary approach allows students to focus on dietetics and develop a solid grounding in principles of exercise physiology, exercise testing, and exercise prescription.

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Graduate Programs

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WSU Spokane provides an ideal environment for our students to engage with faculty noted for their contributions to science, business, government, and culture.

Advanced Degree Programs in Education

WSU Spokane, in collaboration with the WSU Pullman College of Education, is pleased to offer doctorate and master’s degree programs that may be completed through coursework substantially taken in Spokane.

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Administrative Credential Programs in Education

WSU Spokane offers administrative certificate programs that prepare educators for professional advancement.

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Teaching Endorsements in Education

WSU Spokane offers select teaching endorsement programs with coursework available on the Spokane campus. Endorsement classes may be included on a Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree program of study.

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Master of Nursing (MN)

Prepares advanced practice nurses with the leadership skills to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate health care, as well as formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society.

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PhD in Nursing

Prepares nurse scholars and faculty who teach students and conduct research in personal areas of interest.

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MS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

The MS NEP degree offers students of all undergraduate disciplines a pathway into nutrition and exercise physiology education and research, preparing them for careers in healthcare, academia, and public health. In this two-year program, students work closely with faculty members on a research topic in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology.

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PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

The PhD NEP degree offers an intensive research and training experience in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Students are matched and work closely with a faculty mentor on research topics with application to clinical, community, and population health.

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PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.

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MA in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Centers on the diagnostic and therapy needs of children and adults with speech, language, learning, and hearing disorders.

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