Admission Information

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    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

    Internal candidates who have an interest in pursuing a Master of Science degree will be evaluated at the conclusion of their junior year. Qualified students will then be eligible to take 500 level courses in conjunction with their senior year coursework provided that they possess the following qualifications.

    • Cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 3.0.
    • Completion of all prerequisite coursework to date with a grade of C or better.

    Candidates who do not meet the requirements for early start as well as external candidates applying for the program will apply during the fall/spring of their senior year and will be considered for enrollment if they possess the following qualifications.

    • Undergraduate degree (or expected degree completion prior to enrollment) in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or related field. 
    • Minimum overall and prerequisite GPA of 2.75.
    • 3 letters of recommendation

    ADMISSIONS PROCES

    Internal candidates who wish to be considered for early enrollment will be considered according to the entry guidelines that have been set forth above. Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school application. Students will be notified of admissions decisions by March 15th of their junior year. Students who meet early entry enrollment requirements will be "provisionally accepted" and will meet full acceptance requirements upon review of the spring transcript of the junior year. Students whose overall or prerequisite GPA falls below 3.0 at the conclusion of the spring, while not eligible to take graduate level courses during the senior year, may reapply for admission to the program during the senior year.

    External candidates will be considered on a rolling basis for the summer cohort of the calendar year for which they are applying. Students will not be accepted for fall or spring semester entry. Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school application as well as 3 letters of recommendation. Students will be notified of admissions decisions after review by the department admissions committee.

    PREREQUISITES COURSEWORK 

    Prerequisites for internal candidates are highlight below. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each.

    Two biology courses (with labs)

    One chemistry course (with lab)

    Statistics

    •         SPRT130    Sport Nutrition or suitable replacement
    •         SPRT240    Sport Psychology 
    •          SPRT250   Exercise Psychology 
    •         SPRT310    Research Methods
    •         SPRT360/361 Kinesiology with Lab
    •         SPRT390/391 Exercise Physiology with Lab
    •         SPRT400/401 Exercise Testing and Prescription

    External candidates should possess the following prerequisite coursework, achieving a grade of C or better in each.

    •         Nutrition (1 course)
    •         Exercise Physiology (1 course with lab preferred)
    •         Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 courses)
    •         Psychology (2 courses)
    •         Kinesiology / Biomechanics / Functional Anatomy or similar (1 course)
    •         Exercise Testing and Prescription (1 course with Lab)
    •         Research Methods and/or Statistics (1 course)