Admission Process | Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Applications are reviewed case-by-case on a monthly basis, continuously throughout the year and prior to the start of the fall term (September). Each cohort commences in the fall semester only. As decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended.
Carroll University will review three types of applicants into the exercise physiology program:
- Previous degree applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
- Currently enrolled Carroll University undergraduate students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science who qualify for the accelerated 3+2 completion plan option (three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study). These candidates will earn both a BS and MS in five total years.
- Direct admission (freshman or sophomore level of entry) – Current freshman and sophomore Carroll University undergraduate students seeking a Carroll bachelor's degree may apply for direct admission consideration through the Carroll Office of Admission. To be considered for direct admission, applicants must complete two semesters of anatomy and physiology with labs (equivalent to Carroll's ANP130 & 140) and apply by May 1st of the spring semester of the freshman and/or sophomore year. Candidates who are granted direct admission must meet the direct admission progression requirements. Download the 'Direct Admission Criteria & Instructions' below for specific direct admission details and instructions.
Required application materials
- Carroll University Graduate Studies Application
- Carroll University MEXP Program Supplemental Application Packet, which includes the following:
- Three MEXP letter of reference forms
- MEXP Essay form
- MEXP Experiences Document (A professional résumé may be submitted, although Carroll forms are preferred)
- Safety and Technical Standards form
- Official post-secondary transcripts
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation or current Carroll student majoring in exercise science and considering 3+2 completion plan
- Cumulative and Pre-professional GPA of 2.75 (on a 4 scale) is recommended to be considered for admission
- Pre-professional courses should typically be completed within the past seven years from the time of application with grades of 'C' or better. Candidates with course work older than 7 years should have relevant experience within the field to be considered. Pre-professional courses are indicated below with an asterisk.
- Proof of current CPR and First Aid certification for the professional rescuer is required prior to commencing the program
- Successful completion of all college-level prerequisite course work:
- One semester statistics
- One semester of psychology
- One semester of anatomy with lab or combined anatomy and physiology with lab*
- One semester of physiology with lab or combined anatomy and physiology with lab*
- One semester of exercise physiology*
- One semester of exercise testing and prescription is suggested, but not required*
- Course equivalency or related content in exercise testing and exercise programming, strength and conditioning, personal training or wellness coaching will be considered.
Note: International students may have additional admission requirements.
Please submit application materials and credentials for admission to the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Official documents must be mailed to:
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
For more information contact Graduate Admission:
Lori Cannistra, Director of Graduate Admission, at email@example.com or 262.524.7226