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Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Faculty working with Students: 8
Students: 0
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0.00%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall applications now open
Campus:
  • Spokane: Yes
Tests required:
  • GRE general test
  • TOEFL

Degree Description:

The MS in NEP is starting new in Fall 2018. We are looking forward to admitting our first class! Applications are currently being accepted.

Regular physical activity and proper nutrition are the cornerstones of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The teaching and research foci of the NEP graduate programs provide advanced training in both disciplines. As a department in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and with a strong network of clinical and community partner organizations throughout Eastern Washington and beyond, we are well placed to provide training and research opportunities for students interested in clinical and community-based approaches to improving population health.

The MS NEP degree offers students of all undergraduate disciplines a pathway into nutrition and exercise physiology education and training, preparing them for careers in industry, academe, and public health, or further preparation for the PhD degree. In this two-year program, students will work closely with faculty members on a research topic in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and complete all natural and social science prerequisite courses prior to entry into the program.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the MS NEP must first complete a set of prerequisite courses, typically fulfilled at the undergraduate level.

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology I and II
  • Chemistry I and II
  • Ethics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Statistics

 

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

3.0 overall GPA in undergraduate degree

3.0 average in prerequisite courses

No individual prerequisite course with less than a C grade

Personal statement

3-4 letters of recommendation

Interview recommended

GRE Verbal and Quantitative generally at or above the 50th percentile; Analytical Writing score of 3.5 or above

TOEFL or IELTS for international students

Faculty Members:

Chaytor, Naomi, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Emotional, cognitive and functional correlates of chronic medical conditions

Duncan, Glen E, Ph.D., RCEP

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

The relationships among cardiovascular fitness, body fat content, and metabolic disease, lifestyle interventions designed to modify diet and increase habitual physical activity, and non-biological determinants of physical activity and obesity.

McDonell, Michael, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Miller, Lindsey

Serves as: co-chair or member of graduate committee

Monsivais, Pablo, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Palmer, Guy Hughes, DVM, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Roll, John, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Human behavioral pharmacology, the development and refinement of behavioral interventions for addiction and other psychiatric disorders, as well as technology transfer issues.

VanDongen, Hans, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Sleep Research

Contact Information:

Jill Wagner
SHER 318
665 North Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
509-358-7811