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Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

BS NEP Prerequisites and Curriculum

Applicants to the BS NEP program must first complete a specific set of prerequisite courses and the WSU general education requirements. These courses can be taken at WSU Pullman, a Washington community college, or another university. With careful planning, the courses could be fulfilled at an out-of-state community college, as well.

The following prerequisite courses are required:

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

Advising worksheets to the right list prerequisite equivalent courses at various colleges and universities. If your school isn’t listed, feel free to contact Jill Wagner, our Academic Coordinator, at for more information.

Once admitted to the program, students complete 64 credit hours in upper-division courses on the WSU Spokane campus. Additionally, the Junior Writing Portfolio and Senior Capstone course must be completed by all students.

NEP course descriptions in the WSU Catalog.

BS NEP degree plan

Fall semester Juniors (16 crs) Spring semester Juniors (13 crs) Summer term Juniors
NEP 320 Strength & Cond (3) NEP 402 Vit & Min Metabolism (3) Have fun!
NEP 340 Foods (3) NEP 427 Nutritional Assess [M] (3) Rest!
NEP 362 Biomechanics (3) NEP 435 Exercise, Diet & Disease (4) Earn $$!
NEP 400 Macro Metabolism (3) NEP 476 Exercise Testing & Rx (3)
NEP 463 Exercise Physiology (4)
Fall semester Seniors (13 crs) Spring semester Seniors (12 crs) Summer term Seniors (10 crs)
NEP 458 Nutrition Lifecycle (3) NEP 450 Mgmt & Facilities (3) NEP 490 Exercise Internship (10)
NEP 478 ECG (3) NEP 480 Cardiac Rehabilitation (4)
NEP 479 Practicum I (3) NEP 482 Practicum II (2)
NEP 489 Internship Seminar (1) NEP 495 NEP Capstone [M] (3)
Elective (3) (64 total credits)