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Exercise Science Admissions Requirements

Exercise Science Admissions Requirements

Freshman Admission Requirements to the Exercise Science Program (Clinical Option, Exercise & Fitness Management Option, and Pre-Physician Assistant Option)

  • High school GPA of 3.250 or better.
  • Completion of college prep courses including: English, biology and chemistry.
  • Recommended: high school pre-calculus or calculus, and physics.
  • Combined SAT scores totaling at least 1080 (mathematics and verbal).
  • Evidence of good health through a physical exam, which attests to the student's ability to actively and safely participate in all phases of laboratory work.

Transfer Admission Requirements to the Exercise Science Program

UMass Lowell (UML) students and students from other colleges or universities are invited to apply to the Exercise Science B.S. program. Requirements include:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.500
  • For students transferring into the Clinical or Pre-Physician Assistant option, a science GPA of 2.500 in at least one semester of a required science course in the program: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Physiological Chemistry or Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, or Biology I and II.

For students transferring into the Clinical or Pre-Physician Assistant option, all prerequisite science courses must be completed prior to beginning professional courses (EXER.xxxx) in the Junior year of the curriculum (see degree pathway).

We strongly recommend that transfer students complete college level pre-calculus or calculus prior to transfer.

ES to Doctorate (DPT)

Students who meet the qualifications as incoming freshmen are notified in their letter of acceptance to the university from Admissions. Students must be enrolled in the Clinical Option to be eligible. Students will also obtain real-world experience by completing a required 35 hours of physical therapy observation prior to your senior year. The UMass Lowell DPT program does not offer deferred acceptance. All accepted students must begin matriculation the immediately subsequent summer term.

The program requirements are:

  • Completion of the B.S. in Exercise Science program with an overall GPA of 3.400 or higher
  • Completion of the DPT pre-requisite science courses outlined below with an earned GPA of 3.400 or higher:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II, with labs
    • Chemistry I & II, with labs
    • Physics I & II, with labs
    • Exercise Physiology lecture
    • Kinesiology lecture

Your class GPA will be calculated after the end of your junior year of studies and again after your senior year is completed. GPA calculation will occur once more at the end of your senior year prior to matriculation into the program.

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Admissions.