Pre-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
specialist and advisor
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
A unique program that combines two disciplines into one degree.
The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at WSU is a 2-plus-2 program and is designed for students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
+What is a 2+2 program?
Admission requirements for WSU NEP program:
- BS NEP Application packet due Jan. 31 for following Fall semester start
- Applicants must be at junior standing (60 semester credits)
- Cumulative and NEP prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course
- 3 letters of recommendation: 2 from instructors and 1 from an employer or volunteer supervisor
- Experience/volunteer/community service related to nutrition and/or exercise physiology is required to be admitted to and be certified into the NEP program. No required amount is set but enough to establish a good understanding of the field.
- Personal Statement: 1 to 2-page essay describing your reasons for choosing and your preparation for the field.
- Junior Writing Portfolio can be completed within your 1st year of the Spokane NEP program (required after having 60 credits)
- An in-person interview may be offered to candidates in March who do not meet all of the GPA and/or course requirements, but whose experience, recommendations, or other circumstances suggest they could be successful in the BS NEP program.
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