Admission Requirements

  • Gannon Internal and Early-Admission Candidates

    Those individuals who wish to be considered for early admission will be considered according to the following guidelines. Students are required to submit the Graduate Admission Application by April 15 of their junior year. Students who meet early entry admission requirements will be provisionally accepted and will need to meet full acceptance requirements upon review of the spring transcript of the junior year. Students whose overall or prerequisite GPA falls below 3.0 at the conclusion of the spring, while not eligible to take graduate level courses during the senior year, may reapply for regular admission to the program during the senior year.  Accepted students will be eligible to take 500-level courses in the senior year as undergraduate students if they possess the following pre-requisite qualifications:

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in prerequisite coursework.
    • Prerequisite Courses (C or better in all courses)
    • BIOL108/109: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab or BIOL110/112 Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • BIOL110/111: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab or BIOL114/115 Animal Form and Function
    • CHEM103/104: Chemistry of Life with Lab or CHEM111/112 General Chemistry
    • PSYC211 or MATH213: Statistics
    • SPRT130: Sport Nutrition
    • SPRT240: Sport Psychology
    • SPRT250: Exercise Psychology
    • SPRT310: Research Methods
    • SPRT360/361: Kinesiology with Lab
    • SPRT390/391: Exercise Physiology with Lab
    • SPRT414: Motor Learning and Development
    • SPRT415: Motor Learning and Performance

    External Candidates and Gannon Non-Early Admission Candidates

    Individuals will apply by April 15 of the year of entry and will be considered for enrollment if they possess the following qualifications:

    • Submit official transcripts showing an undergraduate degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or related field.
    • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA and minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA
    • Successful completion of undergraduate level coursework in the following courses, achieving a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each.
      • Nutrition (1 course)
      • Exercise Physiology (1 course with lab)
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 courses with Labs)
      • Psychology (2 courses)
      • Kinesiology or Biomechanics (1 course with Lab)