Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Exercise Science (M.S.)

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The Master of Science in Exercise Science is an advanced degree designed to broaden understanding of health, wellness, and performance in a variety of client populations.  This program gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge in the core of exercise science (exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, statistics and research methods). 


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Requirements

Accepting applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall entry terms.

  • $50.00 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (2.5 to 2.99 admission on a cautionary basis)
    • Official College Transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope or sent via an official electronic sending service such as E-Script, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc.)

    • If you would like for Liberty University to request that your college transcripts be submitted and do not have a current balance at your university, please complete the Transcript Request Form (for domestic students only).
  • Statement of Purpose (should be between 500 and 800 words). The applicant should address the following:
    • Reason for wanting admission into the Graduate Exercise Science Program at Liberty University
    • Career aspirations and how being admitted to this program will help achieve those career goals
    • Cognate area(s) of interest and explanation as to why that specific area(s) is the best fit for you
  • Recommender Contact Information for 2 academic and/or professional sources (complete through provided link)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Undergraduate prerequisites (can be taken after admission):
    • Undergraduate physiology or exercise physiology for EXSC-510: Advanced Exercise Physiology.
    • Undergraduate biomechanics or physics (or a similar course) for EXSC-550: Advanced Biomechanical Analysis.
    • Undergraduate statistics or tests and measurements (or similar course) for EXSC-520: Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science.
    • Students may receive instructor permission to take one (or more) of the three above graduate courses, which would be granted only after the director of the program and the course instructor have carefully reviewed the student’s undergraduate transcript to see if their grades in related science courses suggest that the student can be successful in that specific graduate exercise science course as well as the overall exercise program.
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

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