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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, 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 320Strength Training & Conditioning3NEP 402Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism3
NEP 340 Foods w/Application to Physical Activity3NEP 427Nutritional Assessment & Life COunseling3
NEP 362Biomechanical Analysis3NEP 435Exercise, Diet & Disease4
NEP 400Macronutrient Metabolism3NEP 476Exercise Testing & Prescription3
NEP 463Exercise Physiology4
Seniors Fall (13 credits)Seniors Spring (12 credits)
NEP 458Nutrition & Exercise throughout Lifecycle3MGMT 301Principles of Management & Organization3
NEP 478ECG, Medications & Procedures3NEP 480Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation4
NEP 479Nutrition & Exercise Practicum I3NEP 482Nutrition & Exercise Practicum II2
NEP 489Exercise Internship Seminar1NEP 495Interprofessional Capstone in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology3
Summer Seniors (10 credits)
NEP 490Exercise Internship10Total PROGRAM Credits64


The WSU catalog pages for NEP provide course descriptions.