Selection for admission is determined by the graduate faculty in the Department of Applied Health. In addition to Graduate School admission standards, the student's grade point average and course work content from previous professional preparation will be used to determine qualifications for entrance into the program. Admission to the program will be limited to 20 students per year. Preference will be given to applicants who have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (A=4.0) and hold a valid teacher certification. In addition, only courses in which the student earned a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit.
Admission may be granted to applicants who have a bachelor's degree and meet the aforementioned criteria, although any prerequisites necessary to study in a particular emphasis are at the discretion of the program adviser.
Students selecting the non-thesis track must demonstrate competence in the content comprising the major (kinesiology and area of emphasis) by passing a written comprehensive examination. Students who elect to prepare a thesis must present an oral defense of the thesis.
The deadline is approximately one month before the start of classes. (Definite dates are on the application.)