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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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.


BS NEP Curriculum by semester

Fall semester Juniors (16 credits) Spring semester Juniors (13 credits)
NEP 320 Strength Training & Conditioning (3) NEP 402 Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism (3)
NEP 340 Foods w/Application to Physical Activity (3) NEP 427 Nutritional Assessment (3)
NEP 362 Biomechanical Analysis (3) NEP 435 Exercise, Diet & Disease (4)
NEP 400 Macronutrient Metabolism (3) NEP 476 Exercise Testing & Prescription (3)
NEP 463 Exercise Physiology (4)
Fall semester Seniors (13 credits) Spring semester Seniors (12 credits)
NEP 458 Nutrition & Exercise through Lifecycle (3) MGMT 301 Principles of Mgmt & Organization (3)
NEP 478 ECG, Medications & Procedures (3) NEP 480 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (4)
NEP 479 Nutrition & Exercise Practicum I (3) NEP 482 Nutrition & Exercise Practicum II (2)
NEP 489 Exercise Internship Seminar (1) NEP 495 Capstone in Nutrition & Exercise Phys (3)
Elective (3)
Summer term Seniors (10 credits) (64 total credits in NEP courses)
NEP 490 Exercise Internship (10)


NEP course descriptions in the WSU Catalog.