B.S. Exercise and Sport Science Application Information

    
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The next application will open during the Spring 2023 semester and will be due March 1, 2023

  

 

  • Overall SCSU GPA:  minimum 2.70, which equates to a B- average (a 2.69 will not be accepted)
  • Successful completion of the following core courses:
    • HMS 160 – Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
    • PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition
    • PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
    • BIO 200 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
    • BIO 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
    • BIO 100 – Zoology or BIO 120 – Microbiology
    • CHE 120 – General Chemistry
    • MAT 122 - Precalculus
  • Core course GPA of a 2.70 or higher for these 8 courses and no single grade lower than a C-, which you will need to complete before program acceptance (you may have your final core courses in progress at the time of your application submission).
  • Overall SCSU GPA:  minimum 2.50, which equates to a C+/B- average (a 2.49 will not be accepted)
  • Successful completion of the following core courses:
    • HMS 160 – Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
    • PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition
    • PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
    • BIO 200 or HMS 281 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 201 or HMS 282 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • BIO 100 – Zoology or BIO 120 – Microbiology
    • PHY 103 – Physics and Technology for Healthcare Professionals
    • MAT 107 – Intro to Statistics or MAT 122 - Precalculus
  • Core course GPA of a 2.70 or higher for these 8 courses and no single grade lower than a C-, which you will need to complete before program acceptance (you may have your final core courses in progress at the time of your application submission).

Once you have met application eligibility in the appropriate section above, you will make a formal application to the Exercise and Sport Science program which includes the following:

  1. Introductory typed essay presented to the faculty demonstrating a command of the English language.  This essay MUST include long- and short-term career/professional goals, and a statement of justification for program entry.
  2. Resume
  3. Letters of recommendation (2); can come from employers, coaches, high school teachers, guidance counselors, or college faculty OUTSIDE of the Exercise and Sport Science program.  No friends or family members.
  4. SCSU transcript (unofficial copy from Banner Web is acceptable)
  5. Official transcript from other institutions (if applicable)
  6. Interview with faculty panel to express proper attitudes and dispositions for the professional Exercise and Sport Science program, which will be scheduled the week following application deadlines.  These interviews will be conducted by at least one faculty member and one graduate student.  Interview tips include:
  • Students should report to the interview with appropriate, business professional attire
  • Prepare questions for the interviewers
  • Be prepared with knowledge about the faculty, program, and required coursework
  • The purpose of the interview is for the student to demonstrate to the faculty the appropriate attitude and disposition needed for success in the exercise and sport sciences.

How to apply

You will apply electronically by submitting the application materials listed in the above section (items a-e) through our application portal, TK20, free of charge.  You can access this portal by clicking the blue “Apply Now” button on the top of this page when it becomes available. 

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Application deadlines

If you are applying during the FALL semester for spring semester admission, application materials in the above section (items a-e) must be submitted online via Tk20 by 5:00pm ET on October 1st. 

If you are applying during the SPRING semester for fall semester admission, application materials in the above section (items a-e) must be submitted online via Tk20 by 5:00pm ET on March 1st. 

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the due date will be extended to the following Monday. 

If you miss the application deadline, and there is not a legitimate, documented reason, you must wait until the next semester to apply.  There are no exceptions.  Missing the deadline will delay your acceptance into the Exercise and Sport Science program and will prevent you from registering for upper-level HMS courses. 

What to expect after submitting your application

You will receive an email notification of your admission status within a week following the interview, which will be prior to course planning advisement and registration.  If conditionally admitted to the Exercise and Sport Science program due to in progress core courses, a formal acceptance will be sent after successful completion of your courses and an updated GPA is calculated.

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The department of Health and Movement Sciences welcomes transfer students from the community and technical colleges and four-year institutions.  Transfer students who wish to apply to the Exercise and Sport Science program must first place their Undergraduate Admission Transfer Application and have an “admitted” to SCSU decision for the term the student plans to attend prior to submitting an application to the Exercise and Sport Science program.  Gaining acceptance to the university does not guarantee acceptance to the Exercise and Sport Science program.

All equivalent program core and major courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities are considered in the Exercise and Sport Science application process.  While all official transcripts should be submitted to SCSU’s Transfer Student Services as part of the university application review process, an additional set of official transcripts that have program courses will also be required as part of the Exercise and Sport Science program application.  As part of the Exercise and Sport Science admission process, all grades from equivalent program core and major courses will be calculated and reviewed.  Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for admission to the Exercise and Sport Science program.  Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission into the Exercise and Sport Science program.

Note on Advising:  Newly admitted students to the university are first advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center prior to registering for courses.  Once the semester begins, Pre-Exercise and Sport Science students completing fewer than 60 credits will be advised through the Center for Pre-Professional Programs within the College of Health and Human Services.  Those completing 60 or more credits or have already been admitted to the Exercise and Sport Science program will be assigned a faculty advisor within the department of Health and Human Services. 

If you should have any questions, please contact the Exercise and Sport Science program coordinator, Dr. William Lunn