Professional Program Admission

Effective fall 2021, the School of Education and Human Sciences will admit incoming freshmen directly into the undergraduate programs. More information to be provided. Please check back often.

Program info

Incoming Freshman

Effective fall 2021, incoming freshmen will be admitted into the program upon admission to KU with community health declared as their major.

Current KU & Transfer Students

Current KU and transfer students (once admitted to KU) will use the change of school form provided by the KU Office of the Registrar to declare community health as their major. Academic advisor approval is required to verify students have met the following requirements:

  • GPA of at least 2.75 from a post-secondary institution or other academic program at KU;

Access the KU change of school form

Incoming Freshman

Effective fall 2021, incoming freshmen will be admitted into the program upon admission to KU with sport management declared as their major if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Minimum score of 24 (ACT) or 1160 (SAT) AND minimum of 3.0 high school GPA - OR -
  2. Minimum 3.5 high school GPA - OR -
  3. Minimum score of 28 (ACT).

Incoming freshmen who do not meet these requirements can petition using the same process used by KU:

  1. A formal letter of appeal explaining extenuating circumstances that contributed to their previous academic experience, the reason the student believes they will be successful at KU and any other information that they would like the committee to know about them.
  2. A letter of recommendation written by someone that can address the student’s academic abilities.

Access the School's petition form

Current KU & Transfer Students

Current KU and transfer students (once admitted to KU) may apply for admission to the sport management program twice a year (early Feb. for fall or mid-Sept. for spring). Admission requirements include:

  1. Minimum of 40 credit hours;
  2. 2.75 GPA;
  3. Response paper (2 pages) based on a current issue in sport management;
  4. Letter of application (1-2 pages) that includes:
    1. Why you want to be a sport management major;
    2. Your experience in sport management thus far; and
    3. How the sport management major will help you achieve your professional goals;
  5. Professional resume (developed in HSES 299);
  6. Grade of “B” (or higher) in both HSES 289 and HSES 299 (equivalent transfer courses are acceptable);
  7. Positive recommendation from the instructors of both HSES 289 and HSES 299 (not required for transferred courses).

Access the professional program application

Freshman Students

Effective fall 2021, incoming freshmen will be admitted into the program upon admission to KU with exercise science declared as their major.

Current KU & Transfer Students

Current KU and transfer students (once admitted to KU) may apply for admission to the exercise science program in Lawrence twice a year (early Feb. for fall or mid-Sept. for spring).

  1. Minimum of 25 credit hours; and
  2. Cumulative and transfer GPA of at least 2.75.

Students that do not meet the requirements above can petition using the same process used by KU:

  1. A formal letter of appeal explaining extenuating circumstances that contributed to their previous academic experience, why the student believes they will be successful at KU, and any other information that they would like the committee to know about them.
  2. A letter of recommendation written by someone that can address the student’s academic abilities.

Access the School's petition form

Access the professional program application

Incoming Freshman

Effective fall 2021, incoming freshmen will be admitted into the program upon admission to KU with a teacher education program declared as their major.

Current KU & Transfer Students

Current KU and transfer students (once admitted to KU) will use the change of school form provided by the KU Office of the Registrar to declare a teacher education program as their major. Academic advisor approval is required to verify students have met the following requirements:

  1. GPA of at least 2.75 from a post-secondary institution or other academic program at KU;

Access the KU change of school form


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