The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) offers upper-division programs in Athletic Training, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, Communication Science, Emergency Medicine, Health Information Management and Rehabiliation Science. Students are required to complete 60 college credits including specific prerequisite courses prior to matriculation to SHRS. Please view information on program admission requirements below. Applications are submitted in the spring semester of the sophomore year. A student can submit the online application while in the process of completing prerequisite coursework.
- Completion of at least 60 credits of coursework prior to matriculating to SHRS. Applications may be submitted while prerequisite requirements are in progress.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0). Please note that admission to some programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.
- Minimum grade of C- in all prerequisite courses taken at Pitt. (Minimum grade of C required for credit transfer from other institutions.)
- AP credit transfer guidelines are available at http://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/advising/pdf/APCredit_08-09.pdf
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all admission requirements prior to enrollment. Please visit the individual department web pages for more information.
Pitt Students including all regional campuses
If you are a current Pitt student interested in one of the following Undergraduate majors: Athletic Training, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Health Information Management, or Rehabilitation Science, please complete the following:
- SHRS Online Application (An application fee is not required for internal transfer applications).
- Personal Statement
- One letter of recommendation
- Submit transcripts. Pitt transcripts are available at the University Registrar’s Office, G-3 Thackeray Hall. Coursework completed at other institutions must also be submitted. A copy of transcript(s) submitted to Pitt is acceptable.
- If you are applying to more than one program you must submit a separate application and all required documents for each program.
After your application is complete, it is submitted to the Department's Admissions Committee for review. Most admissions decisions are available 4-6 weeks after your application is complete. We request applicants to monitor the status of their application by logging into their application. You will also receive an electronic notification once your application is complete. Your decision letter will also be sent through your online application account. Therefore, please retain your online application pin number and password to access all admission communication. Accepted students are required to complete an Undergraduate Academic Program Change Form at the academic office of your old school.
Students interested in majoring in the Communication Science program need ONLY fill out the Undergraduate Academic Program Change Form after completion of at least 3 semesters. This form is available in the Academic Center of the school they are currently attending.
External Transfer students
Students transferring from a school other than the University of Pittsburgh must apply through the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Transfer students must also submit the supplemental information required for SHRS which includes a statement of purpose and letter of recommendation. This supplemental information is part of the transfer application. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer. Contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 412-624-7488 with any questions.
Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines
Please view link for specific admission requirements and application deadline for the program you are applying:
Athletic Training: March 15
Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition: March 15
Communication Science: *Rolling admission process.
Emergency Medicine: March 15, (*Rolling admission for senior transfer applicants).
Health Information Management: *Rolling admission process.
Rehabilitation Science: February 15 (Pitt students), March 15 (non-Pitt transfers).
Admission for all undergraduate programs is for the fall term only. Applications must be complete by the deadline with all required documents.
*The Rolling admission policy means that there is no application deadline; admission is offered on an ongoing basis to qualified students until the class is filled. For most SHRS programs, class size is limited and therefore we encourage students to apply as early as possible.
*Please note that some SHRS programs require you to complete clinical education/internships/practicum or supervised practice at facilities external to the University. Many facilities require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34 clearance, and a drug screen to determine whether you are qualified to participate in the clinical education. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.