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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

PhD Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Required Courses

This PhD NEP degree consists of 19 credits of core and a minimum of 53 credits of specific coursework, for a total minimum of 72 credits. From the total, a minimum of 48 credits are graded and a minimum of 24 are dissertation.

Core Courses: College Teaching, NEP 505, NEP 520, NEP 580, NURS 526, NURS 527, and PHARMSCI 577

PhD NEP-specific Courses: NEP 525, NEP 526, NEP 582, NEP 586, NEP 800 (minimum of 24 credits), and Electives (minimum of 15 credits)

Students are eligible to take Preliminary Exams after Spring semester 2. Once prelims are passed, students finish Elective credits and register for NEP 800 credits until dissertation is complete.

For official NEP course descriptions, see the WSU catalog.

PhD NEP Degree Plan

Fall semester 1 (10 credits) Spring semester 1 (10 credits) Summer term 1
NEP 505 Seminar (1) NEP 505 Seminar (1)
NEP 520 Research Methods (3) NEP 525 Adv Human Nutrition (3)
NEP 580 Biochemistry (3) NEP 526 Nutritional Epi (3)
NURS 526 Statistics (3) NURS 527 Statistics (3)
Fall semester 2 (12 credits) Spring semester 2 (9-12 credits) Summer term 2
NEP 582 Adv Ex Physiology (3) College Teaching (3)
NEP 586 Physical Activity Epi (3) Electives (6-9)
PHARMSCI 577 Bioethics (3)
Elective (3) 72 credits minimum