Application 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. Conditional admittance is considered if a student is applying from a different professional background. Students in this position are encouraged to reach out to Zach Riley, Ph.D. to explore their options
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Additionally, all candidates must submit a sample of their own scientific writing from published or unpublished work.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.

International student information

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

Research mentors


Ready to apply? Submit your application for full consideration prior to March 15. Apply