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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

NEP Group

The BS in NEP at Washington State University Spokane (WSUS) has a unique focus on the preparation of students for exercise and nutrition-related careers in disease prevention and rehabilitation, as well as corporate, private health and fitness industries. In addition, it provides the student with the basic scientific preparation necessary for the pursuit of advanced degrees in exercise science, nutrition, or other allied health and medical fields

The BS NEP degree offers an interdisciplinary evaluation of the multiple effects of nutrition and physical activity on the health of individuals. Areas of study include exercise science, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social/psychological sciences and environmental factors.  Students gain experiential learning through laboratories and practicum focusing on exercise physiology and nutrition, followed by a semester-long internship.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the BS NEP Degree Program

Upon completion of the BS NEP degree graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate foundational information to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as professions and/or advanced graduate training in the health sciences.
  2. Critically analyze and apply scientific data and clinical information to develop innovative and ethical evidence-based recommendations regarding nutrition and physical activity.
  3. Demonstrate effective culturally competent communication skills orally and in writing for specific audiences.
  4. Demonstrate professional standards and strive to exceed them.

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Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Spokane Health Education and Research Building
Third Floor