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Admission Requirements


To be admitted to the exercise science program, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or better in Biology 140 or Biology 150 or its equivalent
  • Earn a grade C or better in Chemistry 120a & 124a or Chemistry 121a & 125a or their equivalents
  • Earn a grade of B or better in KIN 275, Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher

Direct Admission Program

 High school students with a strong academic record may apply for direct admission into the Exercise Science major. Students must have earned at least a 25 Composite ACT score (1150 SAT) and at least a 3.25 high school grade point average (on a 4-point scale) to be eligible for direct admission to the program.

This admission is contingent upon the student meeting state and program-specific retention requirements while a student at SIUE.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all specific program requirements
  • Complete all general education requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (at least 30 of which must be completed at SIUE and at least 60 of which must be completed at a regionally accredited 4-year institution)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Bachelor of Science requires completion of eight lecture courses in life, physical or social science, including two with labs (EL). Check the Course Equivalency Guides (CEG) at for approved courses.
  • File an application for graduation by the first day of the term in which you plan to graduate

Advisement Information  >>

exercise science
FacultyBrianne Guilford, Ph.D.,
2013, University of Kansas

Erik Kirk (Chair), Ph.D.,
2004, University of Kansas

Curt Lox, Ph.D.,
1994, University of Illinois

Bryan Smith, Ph.D.,
2004, University of Missouri

Joshua Wooten Ph.D,
2008, Texas Women's University

Benjamin Webb Ph.D
2014, Pennsylvania State University

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