MSENS Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What undergraduate degree is required for entry into the master’s program?

    Admission to the program requires a baccalaureate degree in a related field, such as health science or nutrition.
  2. Can I apply even if I am missing some prerequisites?

    Yes. Students can apply prior to completing pre-requisite courses. If admitted, your academic advisor will notify you which pre-requisite courses you need and your options for completing them.
  3. What courses must I complete in order to take graduate courses in exercise science?

    Students must complete the following courses or their equivalents prior to starting graduate courses:
    • Basic nutrition course or equivalent
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Exercise testing and prescription course or equivalent
    • Exercise physiology course or equivalent
    • Statistics course or equivalent
  4. When is the application deadline and how long before I can expect a reply?

    Students are admitted on a rolling basis for the master’s in exercise and nutrition science program. Because there are a limited number of seats each semester, students should apply early. Once your application is complete, students can expect a decision within two to three weeks.
  5.  What career opportunities do graduates of the program pursue?

    Career opportunities can typically be found in clinical and research settings, as well as in commercial and corporate fitness settings. For more information, visit the following sites:
    www.acsm.org
    www.nsca-lift.org
    www.hpcareer.net
  6. Do you offer graduate assistantships, and if so, how do I apply?

    There is one graduate assistantship (GA) awarded each year. All students who are accepted into the program will be considered for the GA position. If selected, the department will contact the student directly.