Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Admission criteria for M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, a Biological Science, Psychology, or a related field
  • 1 year of general biology
  • 1 year of general chemistry plus lab
  • Exercise physiology plus 12 additional credits of coursework in advanced physiology, chemistry, kinesiology/exercise science, physics, calculus, or psychology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in science courses related to the field
  • *GRE (verbal, quantitative & writing).  Minimal combined score of 300 (Minimum verbal 150; minimum quantitative 150)
  • TOEFL (if English is a second language or undergraduate degree was completed in a non-English speaking country):  Minimum score of 220 for computer-based test and of 560 for paper-based test.  The minimum IBT-internet based TOEFL is:  Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, Listening 17.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a science professor, are required.  If applying for admission to the PhD program, at least two recommendations must be from science professors.
  • A personal statement regarding interest in graduate study

* GRE requirements are optional for Applicants who apply to our program for admissions.

Application Deadlines

M.S. Program Deadlines
  U.S. Non-U.S.
  Spring 10/1 8/1
  Fall 12/1 12/1


Ph.D. Program Deadlines
  U.S. Non-U.S.
  Fall 12/1 12/1
  Financial Aid 12/1