How To Apply

To apply to the Applied Physical Activity and Health Promotion MS program, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or its equivalent from an accredited institution to be considered for admission. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required.

 Applicants that have a bachelor's or master's degree in exercise physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, and nutrition may be eligible for course waivers. Course waivers do not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the degree. Course waivers are permitted for a maximum of six credits. Students receiving course waivers have the ability to pursue additional coursework in place of their area of study. 

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Laptop Requirement

Laptops are integrated into the curriculum at the College of Public Health to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom. Incoming students are required to have a laptop that meets certain minimum hardware specifications. Review full laptop requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code 5688.
  • WES Evaluation is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Transfer students: Relevant graduate courses taken at other accredited universities may be considered for transfer credit. Students may transfer a maximum of six credits.

Nonmatriculated student policy: Nonmatriculated students may take a maximum of nine credits. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: March 1
  • Spring Admission: Nov. 1