The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES) offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in HNES with options in Exercise/Nutrition Science and Leadership in Physical Education and Sport. The HNES department also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Dietetics (on line through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance), Master of Science (M.S.) in Advanced Athletic Training and a Master of Athletic Training (MATrg) degree.The MS in Advanced AT program is phasing out and therefore we are not accepting any applications for the 2021-2022 year. A Ph.D. degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition is also available.
In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, the following criteria will be considered at the time of application for admission into graduate study. Admission to a master's degree program is considered ONLY after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. In order to be considered, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree in an HNES related field from an accredited institution, an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have submitted all required materials as listed. The GRE is required for application for the PhD program in Exercise and Nutrition.
During the application process, the applicant must submit an exhibit of his/her written competency through an essay discussing professional philosophy and professional goals.
The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences reserves the right to obtain additional information about the applicant's professional competence from qualified professionals. Admission decisions are based upon the predicted success of the applicant as a student and professional in the chosen field and are made only after considering all available data.
Both research and teaching assistantships may be available. Applications are considered on the basis of scholarship, potential to undertake advanced study and research, and financial need. To be considered for an assistantship, a completed Graduate School application, official transcripts, and three letters of reference must be received by the Graduate School by the program deadline. Graduate assistants receive a financial stipend for their work and full tuition waiver for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Assistantships are available contingent upon current funding and faculty need.
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