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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Admissions Information

The WSU Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (B.S. NEP) is a unique two-year completion degree (junior and senior years).

During the first two years of the curriculum, prerequisites and general university requirements are completed at Washington State University (Pullman), or any institution offering equivalent courses. Prerequisite courses are not offered on the Spokane Health Sciences campus.

Jill Wagner
Academic Coordinator
HERB 318
509-358-7811
jill.wagner@wsu.edu

Grade Point Average

A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite courses, and no lower than C grade in any prerequisite course.

If your GPA is below a 3.0, and you have extenuating circumstances that you think should be considered, you may write a letter of explanation. Letters of explanation should be addressed to nep.advising@wsu.edu.

Prerequisite College Courses

General Chemistry IHuman Anatomy
General Chemistry IIHuman Physiology
Organic Chemistry IHuman Nutrition*
General BiologyPsychology
MicrobiologyEthics
BiochemistryStatistics
Public Speaking

*a course for health professionals majors is recommended

The curriculum integrates exercise physiology, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social and psychological sciences. The last two years are completed on the Spokane Health Sciences campus. You are required to complete at least 60 semester credit hours of specific course work before enrolling on the Spokane Health Sciences campus.

The B.S. NEP program admits fall semester only.

The application is a two-step process. Students must apply to both Washington State University and the NEP Program separately.

Freshman Students

Incoming freshman apply to WSU Pullman to complete the prerequisite college courses. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.

Current WSU students seeking admission to certify into the NEP program

Current WSU students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. Reapplication to WSU is not required. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the NEP program who have completed the prerequisite college courses (prior to starting in the fall) at another college or university are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. Application to WSU Spokane is also required. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.

Students transferring into the NEP program that have not completed the prerequisite college courses (prior to starting in the fall) will apply to WSU Pullman as a transfer student and complete those courses on the Pullman campus. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students are required to complete the B.S. NEP Supplemental Application. You are certified into the NEP major if you are admitted into the upper division (junior and senior years) completion program.

Since application fees are non-refundable, please check with WSU Spokane Admissions (509-358-7537) before you apply if you’re unsure about which semester or application form to use.

International Students

You are considered an international student for admission purposes if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. For more information on the Washington State University application processes for international students, go to ip.wsu.edu. You will also need to fill out the separate B.S. NEP Supplemental Application.

The Interview

Interviews are mandatory and conducted by invitation only. While the students we admit demonstrate very high academic achievements, grades are not the only consideration. We are looking for well-rounded, highly motivated people who would make good practitioners.

If you are invited for an interview, you will visit with a faculty member and a student ambassador for about 30 minutes each. The entire interview process takes about two hours.

Interviews are conducted in the spring for admission for the fall semester on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane. Interview invitations will be sent via email.

Criminal Background Check

If you are offered admission to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program, you will be required to complete a background check. If you have a criminal conviction on your record you may or may not be able to complete your degree, regardless of whether WSU grants you admission to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program.

Financial Aid

Students may apply for financial aid and should submit by the priority deadline. More information can be found at WSU Spokane Financial Aid and at fafsa.edu.gov.