Admission Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

Eligibility

  • B.A./B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college or university (major or concentration in exercise physiology is preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Recommended Coursework

Although not a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some academic background in statistics, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, chemistry, algebra, physics and research methods.

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2. Application

Transcripts

Transcripts required: B.A./B.S. transcript showing degree conferred, any post-baccalaureate transcript, and any transcript with pre-requisite coursework.

Request official transcripts for receipt on or before the application deadline.

Must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as DocufideScrip Safe or National Clearinghouse.

Email to transcripts@css.edu.

Mail to:
The College of St. Scholastica 
Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN  55811

Please order early — transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Online Application

Seniors at The College of St. Scholastica: please see the Fast Track Application Process.

  1. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (please do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Upload your completed MS in Exercise Physiology Essay (word or pdf format).

    In the online application, the essay should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced, academic program.

    Prepare a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, answering the following:
    • What life experiences led you to pursue a master's degree in exercise physiology?
    • How do your interpersonal and communication skills qualify you to be a successful Exercise Physiologist in a professional setting?
    • What are your career goals?
    • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?
  3. Enter contact information for two references in the online application. These individuals will receive an email request to complete an online recommendation form, with an optional letter upload. The subject of the email will include "Please submit your recommendation for *First Name *Last Name".
  4. An interview with faculty of the Exercise Physiology Department may be requested.
  5. Upon receipt of all application materials, the application packet will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review and an admissions decision.

International Admissions Policy

If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to complete the online program application and send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.

Financing

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process at (877) 287-8716 or onestop@css.edu.

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3. Post-Completion

After Acceptance

  • After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal to accept or decline using the Decision Response form.
  • Submit $250 non-refundable deposit.
  • Submit Student Health Services forms, including the immunization form.

Accepted Students

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

Transfer Credits

You may be eligible to receive transfer credits for coursework you’ve completed. See our Graduate Transfer Credit Policy for more information and complete a  Credit Transfer Application Form. This form can be completed and provided to your program advisor and/or program department contact.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for consideration into the M.S. in Exercise Physiology program is February 15.

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Courtney EickmanCourtney Eickman
Admissions Counselor, Duluth Campus
(877) 287-8731
ceickman@css.edu

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