Ph.D. in Exercise Science

Admission Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Ph.D. in Exercise Science you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants may be admitted into the Ph.D. program with a Master's in Kinesiology or related field, or directly after completing undergraduate study in exercise science, kinesiology or related field.
  • Applicants must maintain a GPA of at least 3.25/4.0 for the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and 3.2/4.0 for all previous graduate work to be considered. 
  • GRE scores are recommended as one component to strengthen the prospective student’s application. 
  • Additionally, all candidates must submit a sample of their own scientific writing from published or unpublished work.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Each individual applicant will be required to interview with a graduate faculty member involved in the admission process.

You must identify a graduate faculty member to perform your research with and your research must be congruent with that faculty member's.

Are you ready to apply?

  • Apply to IUPUI using the graduate online application and pay the $60 application fee.

For Intended Program and Plan,” select the following answers to each question:

  • What type of degree do you intend to pursue?: Doctoral/PhD
  • Academic Program: SHHS - Exercise Science
  • Academic Plan: Exercise Science PHD
  • Are you applying to a dual degree program: No
  • Term: Fall 2019
  • Recommendations: upload your letters here
  • Personal Statement: upload your statement here