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  • Kinesiology, BSH

    Limited Access Criteria

    Due to the exceptional number of applicants, the Kinesiology Program at UNF has been designated as a limited access Program and abides by the rules for limited access Programs established by the Florida Board of Governors as follows:

    • Students who have graduated from a Florida community college with an Associate in Arts degree or those who have successfully completed 60 or more semester hours of course work at public universities in Florida will receive priority for admission over other applicants.
    • Selection criteria will not discriminate against Florida community college transfer students in favor of public university students who are applying for admission or plan to continue enrollment after completion of 60 semester hours at the lower division level.
    • Where necessary to achieve established equal access enrollment goals, some students may be admitted to the Program using different criteria.

    Successful completion of admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. Approximately 90 new students are typically admitted each year from a competitive applicant pool.

    Admission Requirements

    To be considered for admission to the Kinesiology Program, each applicant must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

    • Attainment of minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
    • Completion of and attainment of minimum of a "C" grade or higher on the following prerequisite courses no later than the summer term, prior to fall admission.
      • BSCX085/BSCX085L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
      • BSCX086/BSCX086L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
      • CHMX045/CHMX045L - General Chemistry and Lab
        • Please note: CHM1032C does not fulfill the Chemistry requirement
         
      • MACX105 - College Algebra
      • PSY2012 - Intro to Psychology
      • HUN2201 - Human Nutrition
      • SPC2608 - Fundamentals of Speech
      • STA2023 - Elementary Statistics - Business
       
    • Completion of all general education and prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the Kinesiology courses.
    • Six of the eight prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. The remaining prerequisite(s) must be completed no later than summer term, prior to fall admission.
    • Applicants who apply while still enrolled or plan to enroll in general education and/or prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a minimum grade of "C" or higher on the prerequisites above and with a minimum 2.75 GPA overall.
    • Submission of all official transcripts, UNF application, and documentation by May 1 of the year of application.

    How to Apply

    1. Make application to UNF using one of the appropriate university forms linked below:
      1. Online Version (recommended)
      2. Change of Major completed with UNF Academic Advisor for currently enrolled UNF students         
       
    2. Pay $30 UNF application fee. This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with the One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 regarding acceptable payment methods and policies regarding who must pay the fee.
    3. Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled at during your academic career (even if you withdrew and received no credit). NOTE: This includes dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc. For all courses taken outside of the United States, please submit official copies of course-by-course foreign college evaluations from approved agencies such as Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services (the acceptability of evaluations from other organizations may be checked with the One-Stop Student Services).
    4. Transcripts are all due to the One-Stop Student Services by the deadline. Late materials will not be accepted or considered. Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your myWings account or with the One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555.
    5. Submit Grade Report if you are taking a course where final grades/transcripts will not be available by the August 6th grade report deadline. The Grade Report will be attached to your review email.

    Decision Timeline

    Applicants who apply while still enrolled or plan to enroll in general education and/or prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a minimum grade of "C" or higher on the prerequisites above and with a minimum 2.75 GPA overall.

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2023, 11:59pm EST. All application materials must reach our office by this deadline, with the exception of summer Grade Reports.

    Applications received after the May 1 deadline will not be accepted.

    Deadline for updated transcripts from non-UNF schools for spring grades is no later than 2nd Friday in May. Deadline for updated transcripts from non-UNF schools for summer grades is no later than 2nd Friday in August. If official transcripts are not available by then, applicants are required to complete a grade report as stated below:

    Grade Report forms are necessary for Kinesiology applicants with "In Progress" courses during spring or summer term of the same year that admission is sought for the program. You will receive communication requesting the forms be completed when the initial review is conducted on your application. The applicant should fill in all information except for the grade and missing assignments; that information should be filled in by the course instructor. Forms should be returned to the Brooks College of Health Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences Office by mail, in person, via email or fax, preferably within two weeks. Do not mail this form to any other office on campus. The appropriate email to which to send a pdf copy of this completed form is kinesadmit@unf.edu. The proper fax is (904) 620-2848; all faxes should include a cover sheet. 

    Admission decisions: The Kinesiology Program will begin contacting applicants with completed prerequisites by the end of May 2023, in regards to admission offers.

    Mandatory Orientation: Friday before fall semester starts.

    Additional Requirements for the Clinical Internship

    Upon acceptance the following requirements must be fulfilled prior to the Clinical Internship (Program will assist accepted students with the items listed below):

    • CPR/AED certification
    • Background check

    The Kinesiology Program includes a clinical internship component, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the UNF State Authorization Status website for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check State Authorization Website for updates.

  • Athletic Training, MS

    Students with a bachelor's degree in any academic area may be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). Completed applications will be evaluated using a rolling admissions process and will conclude no later than April 1st. Admitted students will begin classes during the Summer B semester.

    The admissions requirements are as follows:

    1. A bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by an acceptable institutional accreditor.
    2. A minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework. Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to successfully matriculating through the MSAT. Failure to submit final transcripts by June 30th will result in dismissal from the MSAT.
    3. GRE is recommended but not required. GRE Institution Code: 5490
    4. Meet the technical standards for admission (AT Technical Standards).
    5. 50 hours of observational experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (UNF Athletic Training Observation Form).
    6. Three (3) letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from an Athletic Trainer who supervised you during your observational experience.
    7. Personal statement describing prior experiences, accomplishments, and career goals.
    8. Interview (on campus preferred) with the UNF Athletic Training Faculty and Preceptors.

    Prerequisite Courses (35 semester credit hours) Effective Fall 2021

    Applicants must demonstrate completion with a minimum grade of “C” at the undergraduate or graduate levels in each of the subject areas listed below. Any substitutions to the courses listed below are made at the time of evaluation for admission into the MSAT Program. 

    • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with labs) 
      • BSC2085c Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4 Credits) 
      • BSC2086c Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4 Credits) 
       
    •  Physics with lab 
      • PHY1028/1028L Introduction to Physics with lab (3 Credits) 
       
    • Chemistry with lab 
      •  CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
       
    • Biology with lab BSC1010c 
      • General Biology I with lab (4 Credits)
       
    • Statistics 
      •  STA2014 or 2023 Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (3 Credits) 
       
    • Nutrition 
      •  HUN2201 Basic Principles of Human Nutrition (3 Credits) 
       
    • Psychology 
      •  PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits) 
       
    •  Biomechanics or Kinesiology 
      •  PET3312C Biomechanics (3 credits) or PET3310 Kinesiology (3 Credits) 
       
    •  Exercise Physiology 
      •  HSC4612 Exercise Physiology for Health Science (3 Credits)
       

    How to Apply

    Applicants should follow each of the steps below:

    1. Application submitted through ATCAS ($90 for first application, $55 for each additional program).
    2. Application and admission to UNF ($30 Non-refundable application fee). Complete the UNF online application for graduate school admission. If you are a current UNF student you can complete the Express Application
    3. Submit hardcopy, official, sealed transcripts from all institutions at which you were ever enrolled (this includes AP, CLEP, IB, dual enrollment, transient enrollment, military, and foreign transcripts) to the Graduate School at the following address: University of North Florida, Attn: Graduate School, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

    *Applicants who do not complete both UNF Graduate School and ATCAS applications will be disqualified. You are required to submit all transcripts to BOTH locations as the systems are completely separate.

    *The receipt of materials submitted to the UNF Graduate School may be confirmed online in the myWings student portal or with the Graduate School at (904) 620-1360.

  • Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine, MSH

    Admission Requirements

    UNF admits 10-15 students into the program each fall semester. To be considered for admission, students must apply to the program by August 1st (postmark) of the year for which they wish to be admitted. Prior to enrolling in MSH courses, students must have the following credentials:

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida. The MSH program does not require a specific undergraduate major. Applicants who apply while still enrolled in an undergraduate degree program may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of the bachelors' degree prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
    2. Completion of all prerequisite courses. Applicants who apply while still enrolled in prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses.
    3. Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher in the last 60 semester hours taken during the last two years of undergraduate study. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted if they meet a higher GRE criterion.
    4. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years:
      • If a GPA from the last two years of undergraduate study (60 semester hours) is above 3.0, a minimum combined score of 290 on the new GRE (146 or higher on the verbal and 144 or higher on the quantitative) or a minimum combined score of 900 on the previous GRE (400 or higher on the verbal and 500 or higher on the quantitative) is required.
      • If a GPA from the last two years of undergraduate study (60 semester hours) is below 3.0, a minimum combined score of 295 on the new GRE (148 or higher on the verbal and 147 or higher on the quantitative) or a minimum combined score of 990 on the previous GRE (420 or higher on the verbal and 570 or higher on the quantitative) is required.
       
    5. Interview with MSH faculty. A phone interview is available for applicants with extenuating circumstances.

    How to Apply

    To be considered for admission, students must submit all application materials following the below steps by August 1st (postmark) of the year for which they wish to be admitted. Applicants should follow each of the steps below:

    1. Complete the UNF online application for graduate admission;
    2. Pay the UNF $30 application fee
    3. Submit hardcopy, official, sealed transcripts from all institutions at which you were ever enrolled to the Graduate School at:

       

      University of North Florida
      Attn: Graduate School
      1 UNF Drive
      Jacksonville FL 32224

    4. Submit hardcopy, sealed, official GRE scores to the Graduate School (institution code is 5490); scores are only kept by ETS for a 5-year period.  

    Applicants who completed the prerequisites under different course numbers must contact the program director to get the courses approved.