Washington State University

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


PO Box 1495

Spokane, WA 99210

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 PhD NEP degree offers an intensive research and training experience in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Students are matched and work closely with a faculty mentor on research topics with application to clinical, community, and population health. Applications may have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any field, however, must complete all natural and social science prerequisite courses prior to entry into the program.


WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 72

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $11,782 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $25,214 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $575 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 003800

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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