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Admissions

Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Completed graduate application form.
  • Payment of $30.00 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited colleges or universities which show a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • A 500-word or more essay describing your professional experiences and/or goals as they relate to the pursuit of the Master of Health and Human Performance.
  • Two letters of recommendation assessing the applicant’s academic potential, character, and maturity. One letter must be from a person associated with this professional area who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s involvement in and commitment to health and performance.
  • Candidates may take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to fulfill the entrance test requirement. Additionally, the test requirement may be waived if one of the following conditions is met: the candidate has an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale, the candidate currently holds a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or the candidate has obtained at least 30 hours of graduate level work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for undergraduate work. Undergraduate work may have been completed in a related major.
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) – 550
    • Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) – 213
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) – 79
    • IELTS – 6

Transfer of Credit Policy

A student may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours of credit into the Master of Science in Health and Human Performance program from an accredited graduate institution or program. Transfer credits must be in courses equivalent to courses in the program. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director and the Registrar and have been earned within the past ten years.

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