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Admission Requirements

Exercise Physiology Specialization - MS in Movement Science

To be accepted into this program of graduate study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance by the University's Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Receipt of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally listed institution, as verified by two (2) official transcripts.
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in Exercise Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Kinesiology or Biomechanics, and Human Physiology, and kinesiology or Biomechanics.
  • Above average undergraduate GPA.
  • Sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience, as determined by the Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Dean.
  • Satisfaction of additional entrance requirements or minimal test scores on national examinations, if specified for particular degree programs.
  • Acceptable score on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • A short essay describing personal career goals and how a graduate degree from Barry will help fulfill these goals.

The program coordinator and the department chair may request a meeting with you prior to granting admission or "degree-seeking" status.

NOTE: The Dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences reserves the right to establish a minimum undergraduate GPA as well as a minimum GRE score for applicants. GRE applications are available from Barry's Office of Graduate Admissions (

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