Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science
Limited Access Criteria
Due to the exceptional number of applicants, the Exercise Science 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. 70-72 new students are typically admitted each year from a competitive applicant pool.
To be considered for admission to the Exercise Science 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
- STA2014 - Elementary Statistics
- Completion of all general education and prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the Exercise Science 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.
- Demonstration of communication and interpersonal skills during a required interview.
- 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
- Make application to UNF using one of the appropriate university forms linked below:
a. Online Version (recommended)
b. Change of Major completed with UNF Academic Advisor for currently enrolled UNF students
- 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.
- 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).
- 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. .
- Submit Grade Report if you are taking a course where final grades/transcripts will not be available by the May 1st/ August 6th grade report deadline.
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 1st.
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, applicants are required to complete a grade report as stated below:
This form is only necessary for Exercise Science applicants taking courses outside of UNF in the spring/summer term of the same year that admission is sought for the program. 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 supplied to the Brooks College of Health Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences Office by mail, in person, via email or fax. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The proper fax is (904) 620-2848; all faxes should include a cover sheet.
In-person interview for selected candidates: Selected applicants will receive a call from the Exercise Science Program to schedule an in-person interview on the UNF campus with the Exercise Science Program Faculty members. Business casual is the minimum level of acceptable attire for the interview. A Skype/video interview is available to applicants who live outside of the Jacksonville area.
Admission decisions: All applicants will be contacted by the end of May by the Exercise Science Program with their admission decision.
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 Exercise Science 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 this site often for updates: http://www.unf.edu/distancelearning/about/StateAuthorization.aspx.