Physical Activity and Public Health, M.P.H.

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in exercise science, kinesiology, biology, chemistry, pre-med, nutrition, health sciences, physiology, psychology, public health, physical therapy, medical doctor from an accredited institution
  • Academic prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Grade point average of 3.00/4.00 or higher
  • GRE is not required but recommended
  • For international students, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 80 internet-based, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Course Type 2 exam - minimum overall band score of 6.5. This requirement may be waived for applicants that have earned a prior degree from a US institution.

Application Requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing your academic interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives
  • At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources (at least one of these letters must be from an academic source)
  • Official transcripts from all schools or colleges previously attended
  • Non-US institution transcripts must be verified by World Education Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation service. Please submit a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation (WES ICAP)
  • GRE scores - not required but recommended
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for those whose native language is not English

Degree Requirements (45 Hours)


Course Title Credits
PUBH 724Quantitative Methods for Public Health Practice I3
PUBH 725Quantitative Methods for Public Health Practice II3
PUBH 726Qualitative Methods for Public Health Practice3
PUBH 730Public Health Systems, Policy, and Leadership3
PUBH 735Practical Applications of Public Health Planning4
EXSC 780Physiology of Exercise3
EXSC 700Physical Activity and Health: Epidemiology, Research and Practice3
EXSC 710Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity3
EXSC 754Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions3
HPEB 710Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs3
EXSC 732Measurement of Body Composition and Associated Health Behaviors3
EXSC 796MPH Capstone Course2
EXSC 797Public Health Practice1-5
Select an elective 3