Frequently Asked Questions

What undergraduate degree is required for entry into the master’s program?

An undergraduate degree in exercise science is desirable, but not required. You should have a science background with courses in general chemistry, physics, exercise physiology, anatomy and calculus. Coursework in biology and physiology is a plus.

Can I apply even if I am missing some prerequisites?

Yes. You can make up a minimal number of prerequisites within your first semester of study. Consider completing them in the summer if you are applying for fall semester entry.

When is the application deadline and how long before I can expect a reply?

For domestic students, we accept applications year-round on a rolling basis. If you’d like to be considered for a teaching assistantship, apply by March 15.

International admissions deadlines are:

  • April 1 to be considered for fall semester
  • October 1 to be considered for spring semester

Is financial assistance available?

Aside from university-based assistance, we award assistantships on a competitive basis. You may also review our available scholarship, fellowship and award opportunities.

What career opportunities do graduates of the program pursue?

Many students use their degrees as preparation for further studies, such as doctoral programs, medical school or other advanced health care professions. Many are employed as exercise professionals in health care or industry or use their degrees for advancement in their present occupations. Read our alumni profiles to learn more about how they’re putting their degrees to use.