Pre-Nutrition and Exercise
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?
Useful as a starting point when considering your academic options. Pre-NEP Advising Worksheet | pdf
+Professional School Requirements
- Introductory Chemistry I & II
- Organic Chemistry
- General Biology 1 & II
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Human Nutrition
- Public Speaking
- Completed UCORE
Admission criteria for WSU program
- B.S. NEP Supplemental Application pkt due Feb. 15.
- Applicants must be at junior standing (60 semester credits).
- All college course work completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course.
- Three letters of recommendation; two from instructors and one from an employer or volunteer supervisor.
- Evidence of experience/volunteer/community service is necessary to be admitted and certified into Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
- Personal Statement: one page essay describing your reasons for choosing and your preparation for the field.
- Not required but strongly recommended: Completion of Junior Writing Portfolio.
- Interviews are decided by the Admission Committee and occur in April.
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