Admission Requirements

Please review the pre-requisites for the Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science.

Additional Requirements

The M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a health-related field such as public health; health education/health promotion; exercise science/kinesiology; human performance; human nutrition; biomechanics; or closely related field.

If you have a with a bachelor’s degree in a science field, but one that is not considered a direct healthcare profession (e.g., biology, biomedical sciences, etc.) or a non-science degree from fields such as health communications, healthcare administration, psychology/sociology, human development, education, or other field, you may be required to take additional undergraduate courses prior to enrolling or while concurrently taking courses in the graduate program, as follows.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (with laboratories), and
  • One approved public health, health education/promotion, or related course with a grade of B or better

Prerequisite coursework can be taken at any accredited college/university, including Merrimack College. It must be completed with a grade B or better prior to enrolling in graduate classes.  

Questions?

If you have questions about prerequisite coursework, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@merrimack.edu or 978-837-3563. 

Reserve an Informational Call with the Assistant Dean