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Courses in NUTRITION AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (NEP)

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Nutrition And Exercise Physiology (NEP)

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200 [SSCI] Place and Health 3 Critical review of theories and methods to determine how the natural, built, and social environments shape individual and population-level health.

310 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning for Health Professions 2 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 251; BIOLOGY 315. Foundations of strength training and conditioning for the general population.

310 (Effective through Spring 2020) Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning for Health Professions 2 Foundations of strength training and conditioning for the general population.

320 Strength Training and Conditioning; Theory and Application 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Application of scientific principles of strength and conditioning as they relate to exercise training.

320 (Effective through Summer 2020) Strength Training and Conditioning; Theory and Application 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in nutrition and exercise physiology, or admitted to the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Application of scientific principles of strength and conditioning as they relate to exercise training.

340 Essentials of Food Preparation for Health Sciences 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Experimental approach to physical, chemical and sensory properties of foods; overview of culinary techniques, technology and application to physical activity.

340 (Effective through Summer 2020) Essentials of Food Preparation for Health Sciences 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified major in nutrition and exercise physiology, or admitted to the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Experimental approach to physical, chemical and sensory properties of foods; overview of culinary techniques, technology and application to physical activity.

362 Biomechanical Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Applied sport, clinical, and occupational biomechanics.

362 (Effective through Summer 2020) Biomechanical Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Applied sport, clinical, and occupational biomechanics.

400 Macronutrient Metabolism 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats, and their utilization for energy.

400 (Effective through Summer 2020) Macronutrient Metabolism 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in nutrition and exercise physiology, or admitted to the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats, and their utilization for energy.

402 Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Absorption and metabolism of vitamins and minerals and their role in macronutrient metabolism and nutritional requirements for maintenance of health.

402 (Effective through Summer 2020) Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in nutrition and exercise physiology, or admitted to the Master of Science in Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. Absorption and metabolism of vitamins and minerals and their role in macronutrient metabolism and nutritional requirements for maintenance of health.

427 [M] Nutritional Assessment and Lifestyle Counseling 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment required in NEP 402 and NEP 435; NEP 340; NEP 400; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Basic skills and concepts of nutrition assessment and lifestyle counseling of ambulatory adults using dietary intakes, menu planning and communication skills.

427 (Effective through Summer 2020) [M] Nutritional Assessment and Lifestyle Counseling 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment required in NEP 402 and NEP 435; NEP 340; NEP 400; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Basic skills and concepts of nutrition assessment and lifestyle counseling of ambulatory adults using dietary intakes, menu planning and communication skills.

435 Exercise, Diet and Disease 4 Course Prerequisite: NEP 400; NEP 402 or concurrent enrollment; NEP 463. Pathophysiology of disease and implications for dietary and exercise interventions.

450 Management and Facilities 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Essential skills and guidelines for those in the health facility industry in establishing and maintaining a safe and proper facility.

450 (Effective through Summer 2020) Management and Facilities 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Essential skills and guidelines for those in the health facility industry in establishing and maintaining a safe and proper facility.

458 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 3 Course Prerequisite: NEP 400; NEP 402; NEP 435; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Physical activity relating to nutritional needs and dietary patterns from infancy through old age and including maternal nutrition.

458 (Effective through Summer 2020) Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 3 Course Prerequisite: NEP 400; NEP 402; NEP 435; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Physical activity relating to nutritional needs and dietary patterns from infancy through old age and including maternal nutrition.

460 Exercise Physiology for Health Professions 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 251; BIOLOGY 315 or KINES 262. Acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise; emphasis is placed upon energy systems, skeletal muscle, nervous system cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and the endocrine system.

460 (Effective through Spring 2020) Exercise Physiology for Health Professions 3 Acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise; emphasis is placed upon energy systems, skeletal muscle, nervous system cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and the endocrine system.

463 Exercise Physiology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Advanced undergraduate exercise physiology with emphasis on mechanisms regulating physiological responses to exercise across the life span.

463 (Effective through Summer 2020) Exercise Physiology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Advanced undergraduate exercise physiology with emphasis on mechanisms regulating physiological responses to exercise across the life span.

476 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 320; NEP 463; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physical education, physiology, and rehabilitation.

476 (Effective through Summer 2020) Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 320; NEP 463; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physical education, physiology, and rehabilitation.

477 Human Health Behavior and Behavioral Interventions 3 Analysis of health-related behaviors and the social, cultural, and environmental context in which they occur; examines how psychological and behavioral traits shape individual-level patterns of physical activity, diet, and health; explores how behavior change theories are used to develop health interventions for individuals and application in clinical and community settings.

478 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 435; NEP 463; NEP 476; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Development of ECG interpretation skills, including 12-leads, with emphasis on procedures and impact of medication in resting and exercising persons.

478 (Effective through Summer 2020) Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 435; NEP 463; NEP 476; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Development of ECG interpretation skills, including 12-leads, with emphasis on procedures and impact of medication in resting and exercising persons.

479 Nutrition and Exercise Practicum I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: NEP 427; NEP 435; NEP 476; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised experience in applying exercise and nutrition assessment techniques and developing exercise and nutrition prescription for normal and diseased subjects.

479 (Effective through Summer 2020) Nutrition and Exercise Practicum I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: NEP 427; NEP 435; NEP 476; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised experience in applying exercise and nutrition assessment techniques and developing exercise and nutrition prescription for normal and diseased subjects.

480 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 435; NEP 463; NEP 476; NEP 478; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Principles and applications of exercise assessment/prescription and nutrition recommendations and program management to cardiopulmonary and rehabilitation situations and populations.

480 (Effective through Summer 2020) Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEP 435; NEP 463; NEP 476; NEP 478; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Principles and applications of exercise assessment/prescription and nutrition recommendations and program management to cardiopulmonary and rehabilitation situations and populations.

481 Principles of Population Health 3 Course Prerequisite: NEP 477. Foundation of population health including an understanding of the difference between population and individual heath, and the history, role, and practice of public health; epidemiological theories, concepts, and measures; social determinants of health and inequalities in health; population-based approaches to improve health; draws on a wide range of health research, aiming to apply principles and use examples related to obesity, chronic disease, diet, and physical activity.

482 Nutrition and Exercise Practicum II 2 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: NEP 479; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised experience in applying exercise and nutrition assessment techniques for normal and diseased subjects.

482 (Effective through Summer 2020) Nutrition and Exercise Practicum II 2 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: NEP 479; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised experience in applying exercise and nutrition assessment techniques for normal and diseased subjects.

489 NEP Internship and Professional Development Seminar 3 Course prerequisite: NEP 463; NEP 476; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Preparatory activities for students to successfully apply for and complete an internship; activities to enhance professional development and group-level and/or one-on-one advising; delivered in a seminar format. S, F grading.

489 (Effective through Summer 2020) NEP Internship and Professional Development Seminar 3 Course prerequisite: NEP 463; NEP 476; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Preparatory activities for students to successfully apply for and complete an internship; activities to enhance professional development and group-level and/or one-on-one advising; delivered in a seminar format. S, F grading.

490 Exercise and Nutrition Internship V 10 (0-30) to 15 (0-45) Course Prerequisite: NEP 489; admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised offsite exercise field experience to assess normal and diseased populations and develop/apply exercise prescriptions and nutrition recommendations. S, F grading.

490 (Effective through Summer 2020) Exercise and Nutrition Internship V 10 (0-30) to 15 (0-45) Course Prerequisite: NEP 489; certified major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Supervised offsite exercise field experience to assess normal and diseased populations and develop/apply exercise prescriptions and nutrition recommendations. S, F grading.

495 [CAPS] [M] Interprofessional Capstone in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nursing, or Speech and Hearing Sciences at WSU Spokane; senior standing. Culminating experience for senior undergraduates in NEP and health science fields; interprofessional approach to address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of health conditions.

495 (Effective through Summer 2020) [CAPS] [M] Interprofessional Capstone in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in health science program at WSU Spokane; senior standing. Culminating experience for senior undergraduates in NEP and health science fields; interprofessional approach to address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of health conditions.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

501 Community Supervised Practice 5 (1-12) Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Review of literature in dietetic education and health promotion including supervised practice in community facilities.

501 (Effective through Fall 2020) Community Supervised Practice 5 (1-12) Review of literature in dietetic education and health promotion including supervised practice in community facilities.

505 Graduate Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. Weekly presentations by experts centered around a theme that addresses current issues and controversies in the broad fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. S, F grading.

520 Research Methods in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. Current research designs and methods in nutrition and exercise physiology including behavioral and basic sciences emphasizing chronic disease prevention.

520 (Effective through Fall 2020) Research Methods in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3 Current research designs and methods in nutrition and exercise physiology including behavioral and basic sciences emphasizing chronic disease prevention.

525 Advanced Human Nutrition 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. Topics in applied human nutrition with an in-depth study of contemporary nutrition research and applications in public health.

526 Nutritional Epidemiology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. The relationship between nutritional status, diet, and disease at the community and population level.

526 (Effective through Fall 2020) Nutritional Epidemiology 3 The relationship between nutritional status, diet, and disease at the community and population level.

537 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Theory and practical application of medical nutrition therapy for a variety of disease states. Required preparation: previous college-level courses in pathophysiology and nutrition assessment.

537 (Effective through Fall 2020) Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4 (3-3) Theory and practical application of medical nutrition therapy for a variety of disease states. Required preparation: previous college-level courses in pathophysiology and nutrition assessment.

537 (Effective through Summer 2020) Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4 Theory and practical application of medical nutrition therapy for a variety of disease states. Required preparation: previous college-level courses in pathophysiology and nutrition assessment.

540 Clinical Supervised Practice 11 Course Prerequisite: NEP 537; admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Clinical supervised practical experience for graduate students in coordinated program in dietetics.

540 (Effective through Fall 2020) Clinical Supervised Practice 11 Course Prerequisite: NEP 537. Clinical supervised practical experience for graduate students in coordinated program in dietetics.

542 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3 Course Prerequisite: NEP 537; admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Theoretical and practical application of advanced medical nutrition therapy principles to complex disease states.

542 (Effective through Fall 2020) Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3 Course Prerequisite: NEP 537. Theoretical and practical application of advanced medical nutrition therapy principles to complex disease states.

551 Management Practices in Food Service 5 (1-12) Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Advanced principles and supervised experience in food systems, institutional food service management, school food service and community feeding programs.

560 Geographic Information Systems in Health and Social Sciences 3 Utilizing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools to examine and visualize epidemiological and social science data; assess public health, social, and policy issues including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and drug use; explore how this work can be applied to interventions. Required preparation must include a college-level statistics course. (Crosslisted course offered as NEP 560, SOC 560).

573 Nutrition in the Community 2 Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. Public health from a nutrition perspective including current issues in nutrition healthcare, overview of existing programs and assessment of program planning.

573 (Effective through Fall 2020) Nutrition in the Community 2 Public health from a nutrition perspective including current issues in nutrition healthcare, overview of existing programs and assessment of program planning.

580 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. In-depth evaluation of current research in the fields of exercise physiology and nutrition; exploration of different topics by different instructors on a rotating basis.

580 (Effective through Fall 2020) Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. In-depth evaluation of current research in the fields of exercise physiology and nutrition; exploration of different topics by different instructors on a rotating basis.

582 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 (2-3) Systematic study of energy metabolism and acute and chronic adaptations of physical activity at the whole systems level. Recommended preparation: Undergraduate coursework in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and exercise physiology.

585 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 Exercise and nutrition assessment/prescription and program management in rehabilitation for populations in various disease states.

586 Physical Activity Epidemiology and Public Health 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to NEP Graduate Program. An in-depth evaluation of topics relevant to the study of physical activity and public health globally.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

701 Master's Independent Capstone Project and /or Examination V 1-6 May be repeated for credit. Capstone project or final examination for professional master's degree under the Graduate School. The credits will include a balloted evaluation of the student's completion of the program's capstone/examination requirements by the program's graduate faculty. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and obtain approval from their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 701 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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