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Admission to the Exercise Science Program

Application to the program is required of all interested students who were Freshmen and transfers beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.  Students enrolling prior to this time have open access to this major.

In order to apply you MUST have completed, or currently be taking, the following courses:  GKIN 100, KIN 202, BIO 290, BIO 270, CHEM 131.  Please note that there are no exceptions.

Application should be made by the deadline (October 1 for Fall Semester, March 1 for Spring Semester) in the semester in which it is anticipated that the prerequisites will be completed.

100 students per academic year will obtain entrance to the program.  The judgement will be based on performance in the pre-requisite courses.  Other relevant experiences (work, research, etc.) will be considered in order to differentiate students after students have been rank-ordered according to grades.

Students may re-apply once.

Repeat-Forgive grades are NOT counted in the application consideration.  Therefore, if you did not do well in one of the prerequisite courses, it would NOT help your chances for admission to re-take the course.

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