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The Wellness and Human Performance program is no longer accepting new students. The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition now offers a one-year Sports Science (MS) program. Apply now to start fall 2019!

Admission Requirements


  • Physiology, 4 credits
  • Introduction to Nutrition, 3 credits

Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.

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 Procedures

Application Deadline: March 15

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