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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

MS CPD Admissions Information

Note: The MS CPD application deadline for fall 2016 has passed. If you’re interested in applying for fall 2017, please be aware that the deadline is January 10, 2017.

Applications for admission are submitted to the WSU Graduate School, according to the requirements explained here.

General Admission Process Information

Applications will be processed by the Graduate School, and then sent on to NEP for receipt by the Academic Coordinator.

Our academic coordinator will perform an initial analysis of each application with respect to completion of all the necessary components. A checklist will be initiated that reviews whether the student has completed the prerequisites required for each M.S. degree.

The application packets, with checklists, will be submitted to the chair of the NEP admissions committee, who will make an initial determination regarding assignment of applications for the M.S. Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (CPDNEP) to the director.

The director will screen application packets and will then convene the committee to discuss the applications. A rubric will be applied to score the applications, followed by discussion.

Qualified candidates will then be invited to interview for admissions.

The application portfolio and the formal interview are rated using a point system.

Acceptance into the program is based on meeting the admission criteria, the student’s readiness for the program judged by the interview committee, and the availability of an adequate number of quality supervised practice sites for the community, clinical, and management rotations.

GRE Scores

GRE scores are required beginning fall 2014. They must be submitted at the time of application to the Graduate School.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants will be asked to have three references: two from instructors and one from an employer.


The members of the CPDNEP admissions committee will constitute the interview team. For students who live outside Washington state and are unable to travel to Spokane for an interview, video conference or telephone interviews will be arranged as appropriate. A rubric will be used to score performance at the interview.

Jill Wagner
Academic Coordinator
HERB 318