This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin coursework for the Master of Science in the Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences (ESMS) concentration during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning by their Junior year to enter the Accelerated B.S./M.S. program. Planning should be accomplished in consultation with the Director of Academic Programs as well as with their Academic Advisor in the School of Health Studies.
Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.S. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.S.
To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the School of Health Studies.
Each applicant will complete an interview with the Director of Academic Programs in the School of Health Studies.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for both the accelerated B.S./M.S. program and Combination Senior status, which allow them to take designated graduate courses. To continue in the program past the B.S., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the School of Health Studies’ M.S. program.
Only in ABM programs, up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.