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
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Human Nutrition for Health Professionals
- 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, 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
|Juniors Fall (16 credits)||Juniors Spring (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 & Life COunseling||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|
|Seniors Fall (13 credits)||Seniors Spring (12 credits)|
|NEP 458||Nutrition & Exercise throughout Lifecycle||3||MGMT 301||Principles of Management & 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||Interprofessional Capstone in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology||3|
|Summer Seniors (10 credits)|
|NEP 490||Exercise Internship||10||Total PROGRAM Credits||64|
The WSU catalog pages for NEP provide course descriptions.
Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Spokane Health Education and Research Building
- BS NEP Overview
- BS NEP Prereqs and Curriculum
- ACSM Certification
- BS NEP Admissions and Application Information