Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in either Exercise Science or Nutrition.


  • 6-8 hours in Biology; 6-8 hours in Anatomy and Physiology; 6-8 hours in Chemistry; one Nutrition course; One Exercise Physiology course (recommended but not required). 
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE score: a minimum combined score in the 50th percentile or above is required
  • 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all undergraduate work (higher science GPA is desirable)
  • Three letters of recommendation: one academic, one professional, and one personal recommendation
  • Two essays (no more than 500 words each) from the following four topics: 
  1. Statement of Faith
  2. Personal philosophy on exercise/nutrition
  3. Career aspirations
  4. Your purpose and passion
  • Interview (phone, Skype, in person) for finalists