The graduate programs in the Department of Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science prepare qualified professionals to obtain graduate degrees (M.S.) in Community Health Education, Exercise Science, and Physical Education. We also offer the (M.S.A.) in Health Care Administration. For more information on our doctoral program, please refer to the Ed.D. in Health and Physical Education website. The newly begun Doctor of Physical Therapy program also has all of the admissions requirements on their website. While the UWF Graduate School home page provides detailed instructions on the UWF graduate admission application procedures, the information below will assist you in preparing the additional documentation needed by the Department of Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science to complete your graduate admissions application for the four masters programs in this department. Click on the links above to obtain more information on your graduate program of interest.
UWF Admission Requirements (Done online)
Department Requirements (mailed to Graduate School Admissions Office Bldg. 11 - see full address in Applicant Recommendation Form.
Letter of Intent should be addressed to Program Coordinator: [see specialization webpage for name of Program Coordinator])
Our deadline for receipt of completed applications (all materials described below) is:
Fall Semester = July 1
Spring Semester = November 1
Summer Semester = March 1
Applications received after the above deadlines will be considered for the following semester.
GRE and MAT Scores
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) are required as a part of the application packet for the Department of Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science. An admissions decision will not be made until we receive your test score. Information about examinations is available at University Testing Center at http://www.uwf.edu/testing/index.cfm.
Important Information on the GRE
It is important for you to be aware that the GRE revised General Test replaced the previous GRE General Test in August 2011. This change impacted the graduate school admissions process since a new score scale was developed for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures. The new format of the GRE is the only option available, so this may not impact students who have never taken the GRE previously.
A brief summary of the changes is available on the GRE website at www.ets.org/gre/revisedtest.
A graduate school resume is a document that accompanies your application to UWF. It provides the admissions committee with more information than what is included in the application and focuses on what we need to know to better evaluate your candidacy. This resume is designed to enhance your application and provide yet another opportunity to tell us more about yourself and/or your achievements.
Letter of Intent
This letter should provide an overview of why you are interested in: (1) obtaining a graduate degree; and (2) selecting UWF's graduate program in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science. Your letter can include how your past educational, employment, and personal experiences contributed to your decision to pursue graduate studies. You should also include your future career goals at the completion of your degree. Additionally, if you have had past experiences that may have impacted past academic performance, you should address this in your letter of intent.
Applicants should have faculty/instructors from their undergraduate studies or previous employers complete three (3) Recommendation Forms. If you have employment experience or been out of school for over 2 years and have acquired job skills relevant to graduate studies, the recommendation of a supervisor can also be utilized.