Declaring the Major


Students who wish to declare a major in Exercise Science or Sport Management must:

  1. Have completed a minimum of 1 semester at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0

    First Semester Transfer Students are eligible to declare if they have transferred into Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a minimum of 15 credits.

  2. Attend a department declaration meeting

 Meetings for declaring a major are scheduled throughout the *Fall and Spring semesters. Students must register online for one of these orientations. At the start of each semester, the link to register for a declaration meeting will be available and posted on the department website.  Registering for a declaration meeting indicates your attendance for a selected meeting date.  

Students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) will use the MyMajor system to submit the major declaration request. The declaration request will be approved after the student attends the department declaration meeting.  

SAS MyMajor System

SEBS MyMajor System

Students from other schools within Rutgers University-New Brunswick can declare a major in Exercise Science or Sport Management only with the approval of the Dean of their school.

As of Fall 2018, incoming SEBS students will not be able to declare a major in Sport Management.  Students who enrolled in SEBS Spring 2018 or earlier are eligible to declare a major in Sport Management.  All SEBS students are eligible to declare the Exercise Science major.

Beginning in Fall 2020, there will be a new curriculum for the Exercise Science major. This change will affect any student who declares in the Fall 2020 semester or later. You can also review the new curriculum at:

Summer Declaration Meeting:
July 28th and 29th



REGISTER HERE - Registration Closes at 9:00 PM on July 27th

Students who registered will be sent an email on the morning of July 28th. All students will have access to the virtual meeting from July 28th until June 29th to accommodate everyone's schedules and time zones. You must watch and listen to the virtual declaration meeting in its entirety. At the end of the presentation, you must enter a password and complete a short survey. A link will also be provided to students so that you can join a question and answer session (via WebEx meeting) with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Academic Advisor, Daria Gonzalez, at 7pm on July 29th.