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Health and Human Performance Program Admission

Application Requirements

Prerequisites for the M.S. in Health and Human Performance program include completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered.) Prerequisite undergraduate coursework for all candidates includes:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (eight credit hours, e.g., BIOL 215 & 216)
  • Exercise Physiology (four credit hours, e.g., EXSC 344)
  • Stress Testing and Exercise Prescription (four credit hours, e.g., EXSC 472)
  • Kinesiology or Biomechanics (four credit hours, e.g., EXSC 333) 

Equivalent transfer (from another institution) coursework will be evaluated for satisfying prerequisites prior to admission. Students with a GPA > 3.0 lacking prerequisite coursework may be granted conditional admission by agreeing to complete prerequisite coursework within the first-year of the program.

Admission to the program requires applicants to complete an Application for Graduate Admission at Salisbury University – visit the Graduate Studies Office for details – and the following program-specific requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • One-page personal letter stating your career goals.
  • Submission of the Graduate Record Examination. Results will be used for advisement purposes only.

International Students

For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language System (IELTS) test scores are required. The minimum TOEFL test scores in the following areas are required for admission:

  • Reading Skills: 22
  • Listening Skills: 22
  • Speaking Skills: 25
  • Writing Skills: 24

The minimum IELTS test scores are:

  • Reading Skills: 6.5
  • Listening Skills: 6.5
  • Speaking Skills: 7.0
  • Writing Skills: 7.0