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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

With the BS NEP degree students are eligible to take a variety of certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). It also provides foundational coursework for application to graduate programs, such as dietetics, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or public health.

After completing a specific set of prerequisite classes (see list below) and the WSU general education requirements, an application (also below) is required to enter the BS NEP program. The prerequisites and general education courses can be taken at any accredited community college or four-year university.

Advising worksheets will guide applicants on which classes are eligible prerequisites at other schools. If your college or university is not listed, feel free to contact the NEP Academic Coordinator, Jill Wagner, at

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.


Contact information

Jill Wagner
NEP Academic Coordinator

BS NEP Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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



  • Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology I & II
  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Public Speaking

Application Info

The BS NEP program starts in Fall semester only. Application deadline is always January 31.

WSU students must fill out the BS NEP application to transfer to the Spokane campus, as well as the BS NEP Recommendation Form. Non-WSU students must submit BOTH a WSU Spokane application and the BS NEP application, as well as the BS NEP Recommendation Form. Full instructions are on the application.