Department of Physical Education & Human Performance

Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance

Admission Requirements

  1. Application Deadlines:
    1. July 15th - Fall Semester
    2. October 15th – Spring Semester
    3. February 15th – Summer Semester
  2. Complete SUU Graduate Studies Application
    A complete application for admission must include:
    1. $60.00 nonrefundable application processing fee.
    2. Verification of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (Official transcripts).
    3. Three recommendation forms accessed through the online graduate school application process  -- excluding recommendations from SUU PEHP professors.
    4. Graduate exam scores (GRE or Miller’s Analogies).
    5. 3.0 GPA on last 60 semester hours.
  3. Candidates must meet one of the following criteria: 1) have a baccalaureate degree with a major or minor in physical education, exercise science or sports medicine; 2) have a baccalaureate degree and be a licensed or certified fitness professional (CSCS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM-CPT, ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor--Must provide copy of certification.) or 3) have a baccalaureate degree and have completed undergraduate courses in exercise physiology and biomechanics. 
  4. Candidates are expected to be computer literate, experienced in word processing and have access to a high-speed internet connection.
  5. Minimum graduate entrance exam scores must meet the following*:
    1. Miller’s Analogies (40th percentile or greater) OR
    2. GRE (152 Verbal, 152 Quantitative, 4.0 Analytical Writing)
      *Students that have a 3.25 or higher GPA for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work are exempt from taking graduate exams.  Transfer graduate students with a GPA greater than or equal to 3.00 for the last 9 semester hours are also exempt from taking graduate entrance exams.
  6. Letter of application expressing career goals and expectations of success in this program. (Submit letter as an email attachment to gradapps@suu.ed copy to anderson_j@suu.edu)

Conditional Admission

Master Degree applicants who do not meet minimum requirements may be admitted for up to one year on a conditional basis.  The PEHP Department will either admit or drop the student from degree-seeking status at the end of the one year probation.

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 12 semester credit hours if they align with current course content.

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