Admission Requirements

To begin course work in the field of exercise and movement science, you initially need to be admitted to Missouri State. Before completing 75 credit hours, you must also be admitted to a degree program.

The admission process

To gain full admittance into the exercise and movement science program, follow the steps below:

  1. Declare or change your major to exercise and movement science by visiting the Academic Advisement Center.
  2. Meet with your assigned advisor to discuss admission requirements and to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete the program’s admission requirements.
  4. Work with the kinesiology department to complete the Application to a Degree Program form to update your record.

When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Satisfaction of the following minimum criteria is required for admission to the program:

  1. A valid ACT score on file if required by the University for admission purposes
  2. A combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 2.50 or higher
  3. Completion of COM 115 with a grade of "C" or higher, or concurrent enrollment in COM 115
  4. Completion of at least 30 credit hours

Accelerated graduate program in Health Promotion and Wellness Management

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.