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MS in Exercise Science Admission Requirements

Minimal Departmental Prerequisites

  • BIOL 2457 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2458 Human Physiology
  • MATH 1302 College Algebra
  • KINE 3300 Functional Anatomy
  • KINE 3301 Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KINE 3315 Physiology of Exercise

Individual graduate advisors / research mentors may require additional prerequisites courses.

A pre-program of study will be written and signed by the prospective student and the graduate advisor.

Before You Apply it is Encouraged That You Reach Out To Potential Graduate Advisors / Research Mentors to Determine:

  1. If the graduate advisor/research mentor is currently accepting graduate students.
  2. If the graduate advisor/research mentor requires additional prerequisite courses in addition to the Departmental prerequisites for admission.
  3. Review the graduate advisors requirements and expectations of his/her graduate students.
  4. Develop a prospective degree plan listing the required coursework which must be signed by the candidate and his/her graduate advisor/research mentor and approved by the graduate program director.

List of Graduate Mentor Faculty is maintained on the Faculty Mentors page (click or tap to view). MS Exercise Science students are mentored by Department of Kinesiology Graduate Studies Committee Faculty and affiliates.

Admissions Standards for Master’s Degree

  1. Undergraduate degree from a U.S. accredited institution or an equivalent foreign institution.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or above during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or in any previous graduate program.
  3. GRE Quantitative score of 144 and Verbal score of 153. Additionally, satisfactory Writing scores are required. If scores are below these standards the application will still be considered as the Department takes all components of the application into consideration.
  4. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section.
  5. A resume or CV of the applicant (maximum of 2 pages). This should highlight the educational background of the applicant, work / volunteer history, awards, research experience etc.
  6. All Master’s students are originally accepted as “Non-thesis track”.

Additionally, in some circumstances letters of reference may be requested.

Probationary Admission

Applicants failing to meet the above admission criteria may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

  • Professionally relevant experience
  • Additional writing samples and/or information may be requested

Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.

A graduate advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the graduate advisor.