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Exercise Physiology Admission Requirements

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Application Procedures”). 

In addition, prospective students must submit the following items for admission to the Master’s of Science program in Exercise Physiology:

  1. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with a Kinesiology or related field focus
  2. Three letters of recommendation – references will be emailed a link to submit their letter via the online application system
  3. A resume
  4. A statement of purpose that addresses why you would like to pursue graduate education in Exercise Physiology at EIU.  Your statement should be at least one page in length, and it should explain your past experiences as well as your career goals after the completing the degree.

* KSR 4340 – Principles of Exercise Physiology, KSR 4440 – Physical Fitness Assessment and Evaluation, and KSR 4450 – Exercise Prescription for Apparently Healthy and Special Populations or equivalents are required for admission to the program.

Provisional Admission

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99 must have received a grade of B or better in KSR 4340, 4440 and 4450, or equivalent. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75-2.99, who have not completed KSR 4340, 4440, and 4450, or equivalent, will be provisionally admitted. Failure to earn a grade of B or better in KSR 4340, 4440, or 4450, while in the program, will result in dismissal from the program. 

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Dr. Andrew Kerins, Graduate Coordinator

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Fax: 217-581-7973

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