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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

BS NEP Admissions Information

The BS NEP application deadline for Fall 2018 is January 31, 2018.

The BS NEP degree integrates exercise physiology, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social and psychological sciences. The final two years are completed on the WSU Spokane campus. An application is required for all students.

The program admits fall semester only.

Prospective students must apply to both WSU Spokane AND the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program. These are two separate application procedures.

Current WSU students are required to apply to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program only.

GPA Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the BS NEP prerequisite courses. No grade lower than a C is allowed in any individual prerequisite course.

Prerequisites and WSU general education requirements

Applicants must be on track to complete BS NEP prerequisites and WSU general education requirements prior to the Fall semester start in the BS NEP program. Whether taken at WSU Pullman, a community college, or another university, the total credits must total a minimum of 60 semester units to be an eligible applicant.

For details about the prereqs and advising worksheets for a variety of schools, see the BS NEP Prerequisites and Curriculum page.

Personal Statement

Students are required to submit, as part of the application, a personal statement that addresses such topics as: career goals, work or volunteer experience in the field of nutrition, exercise, or wellness, reasons for choosing WSU, other information that will help the Admissions Committee know you as a person and student.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants will be asked to include three letters of reference, ideally two from instructors and one from an employer or volunteer supervisor.


An applicant will be invited to interview if the BS NEP Admissions Committee requires more information to determine if the student is prepared for a rigorous health sciences degree program. If an applicant meets the GPA requirements, has strong recommendations, and well-documented experience in the field, an interview will not be required.

Other Useful Info

  • International students are defined as those who are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. For more information on the WSU application processes for international students, go to The BS NEP application is required in addition to the application to WSU.
  • For students offered admission to the BS NEP program, a background check is required. If you have a criminal conviction on your record you may or may not be able to complete your degree, regardless of whether WSU has granted you admission to the BS NEP program.
  • We highly encourage students to apply for financial aid by the priority deadline. More information can be found at WSU Spokane Financial Aid and at Also, all applicants to the BS NEP program are eligible for department scholarships.




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Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
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