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Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Students in the BS NEP program learn to use nutrition and exercise as a form of medicine, and as a wellness practice, when working with patients and clients. Once admitted to the BS NEP, students choose between the Applied Exercise Track and the Community and Population Health Track.

With either track, students are eligible to take a variety of certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

NEP graduates take jobs at cardiac rehabilitation clinics, fitness centers, strength and conditioning centers serving athletes, public health agencies, and health care facilities. The degree also provides foundational coursework for application to graduate school in areas such as dietetics, medicine, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health.

Practical experience while in the BS NEP is integral to preparing students for a successful career. In senior year, students run the NEP Health and Fitness Clinic on campus. And the final requirement for the degree is a 400-hour internship.

BS NEP Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate foundational information to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as employment opportunities and/or advanced graduate training in the health sciences.
  2. Critically analyze and apply scientific data and clinical information to develop effective and ethical evidence-based recommendations regarding nutrition and physical activity.
  3. Demonstrate effective culturally competent communication skills orally and in writing for a variety of audiences.
  4. Demonstrate professional standards and strive to exceed them.

BS NEP Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.

CAAHEP contact information:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
caahep.org

BS NEP Director (Interim)
Dr. Glen Duncan
glen.duncan@wsu.edu

 

 

Contact information

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