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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

MS Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Required Courses

The order in which MS CPD students take courses, and the total required credits, varies depending on the type of BS degree and other related courses on individual transcripts. Below are degree plans that serve as a starting point for each type of BS, but know that they will be individualized for each student by their faculty advisor.

See bottom of the page for a summary of Graduation Requirements. For official NEP course descriptions, see the WSU catalog.

BS NEP Plan A

Students who enter the MS CPD with a WSU BS NEP degree have two options for completing the required courses. Here is the first:

Fall semester 1 (13 credits) Spring semester 1 (15 credits) Summer term 1
NEP 505 Seminar (1) NEP 505 Seminar (1)
NEP 520 Research (3) NEP 542 MNT II (3)
NEP 537 MNT (4) NEP 540 Clinical SP (11)
NEP 573 Community (2)
NEP 580 Biochemistry (3)
Fall semester 2 (13 credits) Spring semester 2 Summer term 2
NEP 501 Community SP (5)
NEP 551 Food Mgmt SP (5)
NEP 701 Exit Exam (3)

BS NEP Plan B

Students who enter the MS CPD with a WSU BS NEP degree have two options for completing the required courses. Here is the second:

Fall semester 1 (13 credits) Spring semester 1 (14 credits) Summer term 1
NEP 505 Seminar (1) NEP 501 Community SP (5)
NEP 520 Research (3) NEP 505 Seminar (1)
NEP 537 MNT (4) NEP 542 MNT II (3)
NEP 573 Community (2) NEP 551 Food Mgmt SP (5)
NEP 580 Biochemistry (3)
Fall semester 2 (14 credits) Spring semester 2 Summer term 2
NEP 540 Clinical SP (11)
NEP 701 Exit Exam (3)

BS in Nutrition

Students who enter the MS CPD with a BS in Nutrition/Dietetics generally follow this degree plan:

Fall semester 1 (13 credits) Spring semester 1 (12 credits) Summer term 1 (11 credits)
NEP 505 Seminar (1) NEP 476 Exercise Testing (3) NEP 540 Clinical SP (11)
NEP 520 Research (3) NEP 505 Seminar (1)
NEP 537 MNT (4) NEP 542 MNT II (3)
NEP 573 Community (2) NEP 551 Food Mgmt SP (5)
NEP 580 Biochemistry (3)
Fall semester 2 (11 credits) Spring semester 2 (13 credits) Summer term 2
NEP 479 Practicum I (3) NEP 490 Exercise Internship (10)
NEP 489 Internship Seminar (3) NEP 701 Exit Exam (3)
NEP 501 Community SP (5)

 

BS in Exercise

Students who enter the MS CPD with a BS in Exercise Science/Physiology generally follow this degree plan:

Fall semester 1 (13 credits) Spring semester 1 (11 credits) Summer term 1
NEP 340 Foods (3) NEP 402 Vitamins & Minerals (3)
NEP 400 Macronutrients (3) NEP 427 Counseling (3)
NEP 505 Seminar (1) NEP 435 Ex, Diet, & Disease (4)
NEP 520 Research (3) NEP 505 Seminar (1)
NEP 580 Biochemistry (3)
Fall semester 2 (9 credits) Spring semester 2 (13 credits) Summer term 2 (14 credits)
NEP 458 Lifecycle (3) NEP 501 Community SP (5) NEP 540 Clinical SP (11)
NEP 537 MNT (4) NEP 542 MNT II (3) NEP 701 Exit Exam (3)
NEP 573 Community (2) NEP 551 Food Mgmt SP (5)  

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum of 41 graduate-level credits
  • 440 Supervised Practice hours in Clinical Nutrition
  • 160 Supervised Practice hours in Foodservice Management
  • 200 Supervised Practice hours in Community Nutrition
  • 400-hour Exercise Internship
  • MS CPD Exit Exam
  • ACSM certification or Departmental Exercise Exam

Exercise Certification Details

Students coming from the BS NEP Program must provide a copy of their ACSM-EP® certification, or take the departmental exercise exam, which needs to be completed no later than the first semester after admission into the MS CPD. Non-BS NEP graduates with a background in exercise science must have the ACSM-EP® certification or take the departmental exercise exam no later than the first semester after admission into the CPD. Non-BS NEP graduates with a background in nutrition must take the departmental exercise exam after the student has completed NEP 490 Exercise Internship. Non-BS NEP graduates are eligible to sit for the national ACSM-EP® certification exam following graduation from the MS CPD NEP, if desired.

  • The student needs to give a copy of the ACSM-EP® Certificate to CPD faculty to be kept on file or
    receive a passing score (≥70%) on the departmental exercise exam, per ACEND guidelines and
    requirements.

 

Contact information

Jill Wagner
NEP Academic Coordinator
nep@wsu.edu
509-358-7811

Learn more about the MS CPD

Admissions Details
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WSU Academic Calendar
WSU and NEP Schedule of Classes
Objectives and Outcomes
MS CPD Student Handbook
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Cost & Financial Info

WSU Graduate Tuition and Fees
WSU Spokane Financial Aid
Scholarships & Assistance
Spokane Housing Info
Establishing WA Residency

MS CPD Accreditation

Program is accredited from Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2020 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

ACEND contact infomation:
120 South RIverside Plaza, Ste 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600 ext. 5400
ACEND@eatright.org
https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend