School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies
Program Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Program Admission Requirements
The following are required to gain entry into the Program:
- A degree from an accredited undergraduate college/ university; documented by forwarding two copies of official transcripts from each undergraduate institution attended to the Graduate College.
- An undergraduate grade point average (overall) of 2.7 or above.
- Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The GRE must be taken as a part of the application process. The University does not require a pass level for the GRE exam, but percentile scores of 50% or higher are viewed favorably. However, an applicant's final admission decision is not based on these scores alone. Students who do not take this exam cannot register for more than one semester of coursework. GMAT scores may be submitted as an alternative to GRE scores for the Sport Administration
Specialization Entry Prerequisites
Developmental Kinesiology: students are expected to have had coursework/life experience in kinesiology or a related field prior to enrolling in the graduate program. Students admitted with deficiencies in any of the academic areas must take coursework at the undergraduate level prior to graduating.
Leisure and Tourism: For those with limited experience or no undergraduate internship, prerequisites for the Leisure and Tourism Studies should be met prior to admission.
Sport Administration: Entering students will be expected to have had coursework or life experience in the following areas: Public or Interpersonal Communication; Marketing, Sales; Micro-Computer Applications or Programming; Financial Aspects of Management; Management or Organizational Behavior; Public Relations or Promotions; Undergraduate internship in sport or 1 yr. practical experience in sport. Students admitted with deficiencies in any of the academic areas must take coursework at the undergraduate level prior to graduating. Students admitted without an undergraduate internship are required to complete a one-semester, full-time internship in addition to the academic courses in the curriculum. listed below.
In general, students should plan on removing these deficiencies prior to entering the Graduate Program or provide documentation of experience via a written narrative. In most cases, students will not be allowed to take an undergraduate course concurrent with the Graduate course for a specific deficiency.