Master of Science in Exercise Physiology




Dr. Mike Webster

Fall Semester: 
April 1 (Priority deadline)

June 1 (Final deadline)

Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy


No Spring admissions

Graduation Requirements

Phone: 229-333-5959

No Summer admissions

Exercise Physiology Program 




Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Regular graduate admission status requires the completion of the following undergraduate prerequisite courses: Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Exercise Physiology, Statistics, Chemistry & Kinesiology.

Graduate Record Exam 


Miller Analogies Test

  • GRE or MAT scores are required.
  • Recommended minimum scores for GRE:
    • Verbal score of 400 (if taken before November 2011) or 146 (if taken November 2011 or later)
    • Analytical score of 3.5
  • Recommended minimum score for MAT is 400.

Three Recommendations

(General Recommendation Form Required)

  • Recommendation letters from persons whose observations of the applicant’s character and abilities are current. 
  • Letters of recommendation must be accompanied by the required General Graduate Recommendation form.

VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to ensure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.


International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam, IELTS, or completion of Level 6 at VSU’s English Language Institute. – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit evidence of English language proficiency. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.


Important Program Information

  • Program considerations for Probationary Status:  Students must be recommended for probationary status by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Faculty.  To be reclassified as Regular status, probationary students must, at a minimum, maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the first 9 semester hours of graduate coursework and meet any and all contingencies and conditions set forth by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.



  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • The Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program will consider requests for Non-degree Admission.


For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100