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ADMISSIONS
See how to apply to the Exercise Sciences program

Degree Options

See the recommended course sequences for each below.

Application process step-by-step

BS in Exercise Science (all tracks)

  1. Apply through the Office of Admissions: Start application 
  2. Choose your "applicant category" and follow that link for further instructions.
  3. Once you are accepted by the Office of Admissions, you may contact us to enroll as a pre-admit.
  4. You may formally apply to the Exercise Science program when you've met the pre-admission requirements listed below.
    • Note: courses must average 2.5 GPA with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher for full admission to the program.
  5. Complete the following prerequisite coursework prior to the Spring semester you wish to apply for full admission into the program:
    • 3100:200/201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I + lab *
    • 3100:202/203 Human Anatomy & Physiology II + lab *
    • 3300:111 English Composition I *
    • 3300:112 English Composition II *
    • 5550:125 Introduction to Exercise Science *
    • 3750:100 Introduction to Psychology
    • 3850:100 Introduction to Sociology
    • 7600:105 or 7600:106 Introduction to Public Speaking or Effective Oral Communication
    • Math Requirement

      *All grades for prerequisite coursework above must be “C” or higher.
  6. You will be admitted to the major after completing the above coursework with the required grades. Once you are fully admitted you will then be assigned an Exercise Science program faculty advisor.

Application Deadlines:

Contact info:

Contact our Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator with any admission or program questions you may have.


BS in Sport Studies (all tracks)

  1. Apply through the Office of Admissions: Start application 
  2. Choose your "applicant category" and follow that link for further instructions.
  3. Once you are accepted by the Office of Admissions, you may contact us to enroll as a pre-admit.
  4. You may formally apply to the Sport Studies program when you've met the pre-admission requirements listed below.
    • Note: courses must average 2.5 GPA with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher for full admission to the program.
  5. Complete the following prerequisite coursework prior to the Spring semester you wish to apply for full admission into the program:
    • 3300:111 English Composition I *
    • 3300:112 English Composition II *
    • 5550:100 Introduction to Sport Studies
    • 3750:100 Introduction to Psychology
    • 3850:100 Introduction to Sociology
    • Speech/Oral Communication
    • Natural Science with lab
    • Natural Science
    • Math Requirement

      *All grades for prerequisite coursework above must be “C” or higher.
  6. You will be admitted to the major after completing the above coursework with the required grades. Once you are fully admitted you will then be assigned an Sport Studies program faculty advisor.

Application Deadlines:

Contact info:

Contact our Program Coordinator with any admission or program questions you may have.


MS in Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness

Pre-admission requirements:

  1. Bachelors degree from accredited university, conferred prior to program start date.
    • Application can be submitted during final semester of bachelors degree.
    • No restrictions on type of undergraduate degree; any bachelors degree accepted.
  2. Full admission = 2.75 GPA or better for all undergraduate coursework OR a 3.00 GPA for the last 64 credits of undergraduate coursework.
    • Provisional admission = 2.5 – 2.74 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.
    • Undergraduate GPA lower than 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework may preclude an applicant from obtaining admission.
  3. Note: GRE scores are not required.

Application:

  1. Applications go through the Graduate School
  2. To begin the online application, you will need to create an application account
  3. You may upload the required materials below through this account, or you may email them to gradsch@uakron.edu.
    • Three (3) references using either the standard reference form found within the Graduate School online application account OR typed and signed professional reference letters.
    • Statement of Purpose
  4. Forward official undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) transcripts to the Graduate School mailing or email address listed below.
    Note: If you attended The University of Akron, you do not need to send your transcripts.
  5. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit evidence of sufficient English proficiency. See options/details here.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until each program reaches its admission capacity. There is no strict deadline.
  • Summer/Fall admission - application material reviews and personal interviews begin early-February
  • Spring admission - application material reviews and personal interviews begin early-September

Contact info:

The Graduate School

  • Graduate School Admissions
    The University of Akron
    515 Leigh Hall
    Akron, OH 44325-2101 (USA)
    gradsch@uakron.edu
    330-972-7663

Contact our graduate Program Coordinator with any admission or program questions you may have.

  • Dr. Ron Otterstetter, Program Coordinator
    330-972-7738
    ro5@uakron.edu