The Exercise Science program permits students to elect from three track options. The Research option includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for future Ph.D. work. The Clincial option includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for transition into a Ph.D. program or careers in cardiac rehabilitation and clinical research. The Strength and Conditioning option includes coursework and experiences to prepare students for careers in strength and conditioning or sports performance.
For more information on the Graduate Program please contact Dr. Jeff McBride, Director of the HLES Graduate Program - email: firstname.lastname@example.org - phone: 828-262-6333.
If you are specifically interested in the Clinical tract, contact Dr. Scott Collier, Director of the Vascular Biology and Autonomic Studies Laboratory - email: email@example.com - phone: 828-262-7145
When applying to the program it is required that you contact a potential faculty mentor by looking through the faculty profiles: (http://hles.appstate.edu/alphabetical-directory) and identifying a faculty member with whom you might be interested in working (i.e. similar research interests) as part of your potential GA responsibilities.
General Admission Requirements
All applicants for admission to the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School must hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing and must have an undergraduate background appropriate for the proposed graduate program. In addition, all applicants must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a resume, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.
Minimum requirements include:
- Baccalaureate degree (Exercise Science Preferred).
- 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from GRE, OR
- 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the GRE.
- GRE Writing of 3.0 or higher
Additional requirements to enter graduate school at Appalachian State University can be viewed on the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School site.
Undergraduate coursework in the following: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, plus two additional science courses. These courses should be completed prior to formal admission into the program and registration in graduate courses with few exceptions. This list may not include prerequisites for all elective courses. Assessment of prerequisite requirements is made at the discretion of the graduate program director.
All applications are now online through the Graduate School. However, they include the following materials:
- submit a completed application with appropriate, non-refundable, non-deductible application processing fee (consult application to see current fee which can be paid by credit card)
- submit three letters of recommendation
- submit official GRE scores
- submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.
- submit a current resume and a personal statement outlining professional goals and how the Master of Science in Exercise Science from Appalachian will help to achieve those goals.
The application is not forwarded to the graduate program director until all official documents are on file. It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor the application process. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE EXAMINED UNTIL THE MARCH 1 DEADLINE, WHEN ALL COMPLETE FILES WILL BE CONSIDERED TOGETHER AND OFFERS MADE TO THE TOP 12-15 STUDENTS. More information and application materials are available below.
George Holmes Convocation Center
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32071
Boone, NC 28608
Department Chair: Dr. Paul Gaskill
Janet Moretz, Administrative Secretary: 3149
Brandy Cornett, Office Assistant: 3139
Magdalena Anoufriev: 3141
Debbie Arnette: 4021
Joshua Reese: 3048