Exercise Physiology Program Admissions

  • Important Dates

    Spring 2019 Admission

    Application Deadline: November 11, 2018

    Everything on the Exercise Physiology (Areas A - F) Checklist must be completed or in progress to be completed in the same semester as the application deadline of November 11, 2018.

    Fall 2019 Admission

    Application Deadline: May 11, 2019

    Everything on the Exercise Physiology (Areas A – F) Checklist must be within 18 credit hours of completion by the May 11, 2018 deadline and to be completed before the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester.

  • Admitted to Valdosta State University

    Please click on the following link to apply to Valdosta State University. http://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Mark Smith (marksmith@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.

    Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology should declare their major as "Pre-Exercise Physiology."

    A student identification number will be needed as a component of the application process for the Exercise Physiology program. A student identification number is provided upon applying to the University. 

  • Exercise Physiology Core Requirements

    Students must have no more than 18 semester hours of coursework left to complete in the core curriculum (Areas A-F) at the time of application. All core classes must be completed prior to the start of the Exercise Physiology program. Preference may be given to students that have satisfactorily completed all of the admission requirements at the time of application or upon completion of the spring semester 2016.     

    A minimum grade of “C” in each course (including labs) in area A, D and F is required. Courses in Area F which are older than 10 years at time of program application deadline must be retaken for consideration into the program.

    Courses unique to Areas A, D and F of the core curriculum can only be repeated once. 

    10 Year Rule

    Courses in Area F older than 10 years at the application deadline must be retaken. The following courses are in Area F.

    BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Semester Hours) 

    BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Semester Hours)

    MATH 2620: Statistical Methods (3 Semester Hours) 

    ACED 2400: Computer Technology Workplace (3 Semester Hours) 

    Math or Science Elective (4 Semester Hours)

     

    Transfer Course Important Information

    BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    The above courses are not accepted from schools within the Technical College System of Georgia. The only exception is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The above listed classes will be accepted from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact the CONHS Advising Center at conhsadvising@valdosta.edu

    University Core Curriculum Requirements

    Spring, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 Exercise Physiology Applicants

    Fall 2019 Exercise Physiology Cohort App

  • Transcript Evaluation Options

    Option 1: Apply to Valdosta State University Undergraduate Admissions Office ($40 application fee). Send official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Once you receive your acceptance letter, email the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu) requesting a transcript evaluation. Please include your name and student identification number in the email.

    Option 2: Send your official transcript and $45 to Mrs. Cecilia Furey (1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698). However, most students chose option 1 if they are not a VSU student because if you decide to enroll at VSU, you will eventually have to apply to Valdosta State University and pay the $40 application fee.

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Mark Smith (marksmith@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements

    A minimum 2.50 overall grade point average is required for your application to the Exercise Physiology program to be considered.

    Additional weight and scrutiny will be given to the student’s GPA in the courses contained in Area A, D and F of the core curriculum.  This additional GPA consideration consists of only the course work required in the core curriculum for Pre-Exercise Physiology majors.

    Each grade for any repeated course is used for the GPA calculation.  Courses unique to Area A, D and F of the core curriculum can only be repeated once. 

    The overall grade point average includes all college classes completed. 

  • State of Georgia Legislative Requirement

    Please click on the following link for the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements.

    https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/advising/state-of-georgia-legislative-requirements.php

    If you are a transfer student from a state other than Georgia, please contact the Testing Center at (229) 245-3878 for the Georgia History and Georgia Constitution Exams.

    For questions about this requirement, please email the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu). 

  • Exercise Physiology Honors Program

    Students will complete a portion of the Honors College requirements as they complete the core curriculum for “Pre-Exercise Physiology” as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.  Students admitted into the Exercise Physiology program that are also part of the VSU Honors College will complete the remaining Honors College requirements, including the global perspectives, by completing a specified number of semester hours in designated Honors Major courses such as:

    HSEP 3360H   Exercise Epidemiology (Junior 1 Semester)

    HSEP 3010H   Exercise Testing & Prescription I (Junior II Semester)

    HSEP 4210H   Clinical Exercise Physiology (Senior I Semester) 

    HSEP 4040H   Pediatric Exercise Physiology (Senior II Semester)

    HSEP 4510H   Exercise Physiology Practicum (Senior II) or HONS 4990 (Senior II) will meet the elective requirement  

    The assigned Exercise Physiology Advisor will advise students.   Students are responsible for maintaining compliance with all Honors College polices during their tenure at VSU.

  • Types of Admission

    There are two types of admission.

     1. Full acceptance is offered when all of the admission requirements have been met and the student’s application portfolio is highly competitive (overall GPA, etc.) in nature.  In such cases, students will be notified of their full admission into the Exercise Physiology program approximately two weeks following the online application deadline.  It is therefore critical that applicants keep the College of Nursing & Health Sciences updated with current address, email and phone number.

     2. Contingent acceptance would apply to students with a competitive application portfolio, but is predicated upon successful completion of all unmet criteria as specified in a written correspondence letter or email.  Applicants not selected for admission who wish to be considered for future cohorts will need to complete the entire admission process again for the next cohort available. This includes submission of a new application online prior to the next application deadline.  You will not be considered an active applicant if you do not complete the entire application process. All applicants must meet admission criteria in place at time of application, which may be different from previous application period.  It is therefore critical that applicants keep the College of Nursing & Health Sciences updated with current address, email and phone number.

    Mandatory Orientation Attendance

    Students admitted for the fall semester are required to attend a mandatory Exercise Physiology orientation meeting the Friday before the first day of classes.

    Students admitted for the spring semester are required to attend a mandatory Exercise Physiology orientation meeting the Friday before the first day of classes. 

    Students should have a back-up plan in place in case they are not admitted into the Exercise Physiology program.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that students utilize pre-registration in the spring term to register for alternative courses for the fall semester.  

  • Exercise Physiology Program Application

    Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology should declare their major as “Pre-Exercise Physiology.”

    Admission into the Exercise Physiology Program of Study is competitive and not guaranteed. Minimum requirements to be considered for admission into the program are:

    1. declared Pre-Exercise Physiology major
    2. 2.50 cumulative, overall grade point average
    3. having completed and submitted an online Exercise Physiology application by the deadline for semester of entry
    4. completion of all courses in the Areas A – F of the Core Curriculum as it pertains to the Pre-Exercise Physiology curriculum requirements
    5. a grade of “C” or better in all area A, D, and F courses of core requirements including lab section

     

    The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has an application portal for students to apply to the exercise physiology program. To access the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application portal, students must use their MyVSU username and password.  For applicants who are not current or former Valdosta State University students, a MyVSU username and password will be provided once accepted into Valdosta State University. Please do not procrastinate in applying to Valdosta State University.

    Click here for the Spring 2019 Exercise Physiology Online Application 

    If you have any questions about the EP program application, please contact the CONHS Advising Center (conhsadvising@valdosta.edu).