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Admission Requirements


  • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credits)

Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress. A minimum grade of C is required in all prerequisite courses.

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0). Admission may be considered for applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 if other supporting evidence of their ability to complete the graduate program is provided.​
  • An interview may be required.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline: March 15. If spots are available after the deadline applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Application Deadline for highly competitive practical experience positions: January 15. Some of the practical experiences are highly competitive and may require an on-campus interview. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the department to schedule an interview.

All applicants must:

  • Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.
  • Submit the application fee of $50 (U.S.).
  • Submit an essay—a description of professional and educational goals that are realistically attainable during enrollment in the graduate program.
  • Submit three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities. These letters should address the applicant’s academic, professional and personal attributes, and potential for meaningful graduate study.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.
  • Additional requirements for international applicants