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PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

The PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) degree offers intensive research and training experience in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Students are matched and work closely with a faculty mentor on research topics with application to clinical, community, and population health.

As part of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and with a strong network of clinical and community partner organizations throughout Eastern Washington and beyond, the department is well placed to provide training and research opportunities for students interested in clinical and community-based approaches to improving population health.

The PhD program generally requires six semesters of graduate credits. Individual student research projects and work on the dissertation will vary and could require additional time.

Learn from Leaders in Research

Learn and work alongside experts in their field who serve as your faculty mentors in the PhD program.

PhD NEP Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Glen Duncan
  • Dr. Pablo Monsivais
  • Dr. Ofer Amram
  • Dr. Hans Haverkamp
  • Dr. Martine Perrigue
  • Franck Carbonero
  • Patrick Solverson
  • Catherine Jarrett

Contact Program Director Dr. Pablo Monsivais with questions about the PhD NEP program and to discuss your research interests.