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 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)
  • Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite coursework can be taken at any accredited college/university, including Merrimack College.


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

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