Title

Program Deadlines and Requirements

MS Exercise and Sport Sciences

Application deadline for assistantship or scholarship consideration February 15. Assistantship award letters are sent out through mid-March.
Regular application deadline Still accepting applications. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). For international students, this may translate to a high pass/pass set of marks.
Prerequisite Requirements

Successful graduation from undergraduate institution and completion of prerequisites as follows:

Mental Performance:

  • 3 psychology courses (9+ credits, courses can be outside a psychology department, e.g., educational psychology, organizational behavior, social psychology). It is strongly encouraged that at least one of these courses be in sport or exercise psychology.
  • Statistics or tests & measurements (3 credits)

It is strongly encouraged that applicants outside the field of kinesiology take a course in sport psychology.

Human Performance:

  • Anatomy & physiology (7+ credits; 2 semesters, at least one semester with a lab)
  • Kinesiology or biomechanics (3 credits)
  • Exercise physiology (3-4 credits, with lab)
  • Statistics or tests & measurement (3 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)

It is desirable that students have coursework in exercise testing and prescription.

Missing Prerequisites?

The Department can admit students with 2 deficient courses for full-time graduate student status. If you have not completed the prerequisites at the time of application, you can either make them up before arriving on campus or, in some instances, while studying at Ithaca College. 

Recommendation letters 2 required, 1 additional letter for assistantship
Testing GRE optional. International students without English as their primary language must take the TOEFL or similar test for English language proficiency.
Transcript(s)

Non-IC Students: An official electronic transcript from each college or university attended should be sent to admission@ithaca.edu by the registrar using the sending institution’s secure electronic submission system. Transcripts sent from a personal email are not official. If an official electronic transcript cannot be provided, an official paper transcript may be sent to:
Ithaca College
Office of Admission
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Current IC Undergraduate Students: Your Ithaca College transcript will be provided to the Office of Admission automatically. However, you must request official transcripts from any other collegiate institutions you have attended, regardless of whether you received college credit from those institutions. 

Application fee $40 (waived for current Ithaca College students)

Ready to apply?