48 months
6176 USD/year
6176 USD/year
5540 USD/year
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The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program offered by Washington State University focuses on the effects of nutrition and exercise on human health.

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The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program offered by Washington State University  combines study in exercise science, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social and psychological sciences with hands-on clinical experience.

The program is co-located in Pullman and Spokane. The first two years, focusing on general education and science prerequisites, are taught in Pullman. The junior- and senior-year courses are taught in Spokane, where the University's close relationship with major medical centers provides unique opportunities for clinical experience.

Strengths of the program

  • The only degree program of its kind in the Northwest region — a unique approach integrating exercise and nutrition.
  • Learn from internationally recognized faculty whose research-based recommendations serve as American Dietetic Association standards for textbooks across the nation.
  • The Health Sciences Building at WSU Spokane features state-of-the-art research labs, clinics, and other facilities.
  • Gain real-world experience with worksite internships in Spokane, a regional medical hub with 13 area hospitals, and in other locations in the region.


The degree in nutrition and exercise physiology prepares graduates to meet the nationwide demand for health care professionals. Graduates can work in a variety of settings:

  • Clinical programs in rehabilitation institutes, hospitals, and clinics
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Community and public health settings
  • University and worksite wellness programs
  • Exercise and health promotion
  • Commercial fitness centers
  • Personal and sport-specific training
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Diabetes education
  • Foodservice operations
  • Food and nutrition-related businesses and industries
  • Private practice


After completing the degree, students are eligible to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exam to become a certified ACSM Exercise Specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strength Training and Conditioning: Theory and Application
  • Foods with Application to Physical Activity
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism
  • Nutrition Assessment and Lifestyle Counseling
  • Exercise, Diet, and Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ask your high school for a copy of your transcripts that you can upload with your application. If you have earned a GED, have the testing agency send us your official GED transcript instead.
  • If you have earned college credit, ask the college to send those official transcripts to WSU as well.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6176 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6176 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5540 USD per year during 48 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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