APK Graduate Programs Admissions Requirements


Application Deadlines

SPRING: September 15 of previous calendar year — classes begin in January.
SUMMER: February 20 of current calendar year — classes begin in May.
FALL: May 1st of current calendar year — classes begin in August

Note: These deadlines are administrative milestone dates for finalizing the application process for each term — we have a rolling admissions process. Your application may still be considered for review depending on the number of applicants received for the semester.

For Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship, all application materials must be received by February 1 for Fall semester. Please e-mail completed form as an attachment to apkgrad@hhp.ufl.edu

For students who wish to be eligible for University Fellowships, all application materials should be submitted by the first weeks of January. This is the most prestigious funding opportunity and requires a faculty sponsor, so coordinate with him or her to complete the necessary paperwork.


Admission Requirements - M. S. APK - Human Performance

Masters-level applicants eligible for admission into the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology (APK) Graduate Program must:

  • complete the UF Graduate Admissions online application.
  • submit official transcripts from ALL institutions in which post-secondary (college or university) coursework was attempted.
  • have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university at the time of matriculation into the APK graduate program.
  • hold a minimum 3.0 GPA in their final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study.
  • obtain three letters of recommendation submitted from persons able to evaluate their aptitude for graduate work.
    • The Department of APK prefers at least one faculty member, from your most recent post-secondary institution, submit a letter of recommendation.
  • submit a personal letter of intent detailing the applicant’s aspirations related to graduate work in APK.

Notes:

  • Beginning in Fall 2020, No GRE score is required for Masters-level applicants.
    • Since GRE scores are not considered for Master’s applicants, please ensure you provide evidence of your writing and mathematics abilities. This could be covered by your transcripts, letter of intent, and/or letters of recommendation
  • Students from non-English speaking countries are required to present a Test of English as a Foreign Language minimum score:
    • Paper-based: 550
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Internet-based: 79
    • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812. No department code should be selected.
  • M.S. applicants are evaluated holistically for goodness of fit between the program’s academic focus, the student’s academic interests, and the student’s demonstrated aptitude to succeed in graduate-level work.

Admission Requirements - Ph.D.

Ph.D. applicants eligible for admission into the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology (APK) Graduate Program must:

  • complete the UF Graduate Admissions online application.
  • submit official transcripts from ALL institutions in which post-secondary (college or university) coursework was attempted.
  • have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university at the time of matriculation into the APK graduate program.
  • hold a minimum 3.0 GPA in their final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study.
  • No GRE score is required for Doctoral-level applicants.
    • Since GRE scores are not considered for Doctoral applicants, please ensure you provide evidence of writing and mathematics abilities.  This could be covered by your transcripts, letter of intent, and/or letters of recommendation
  • obtain three letters of recommendation submitted from persons able to evaluate their aptitude for graduate work.
    • The Department of APK prefers at least one faculty member, from your most recent post-secondary institution, submit a letter of recommendation.
    • Have your letter writers e-mail copies of your recommendation letters and evaluation forms as attachments directly to the APK Department Graduate Coordinator @ apkgrad@hhp.ufl.edu.
  • submit a personal letter of intent detailing the applicant’s aspirations related to graduate work and research interests in APK.
    • Ph.D. applicants should review the research interests of individual faculty members and directly contact faculty whose lab(s) you are interested in working.
    • The individual faculty MUST accept Ph.D. applicants. into their laboratory prior to admission into the Ph.D. program.
    • The letter of intent should be uploaded into your UF Application for Graduate Admission, and you can copy it into the APK graduate profile sheet (You’ll only need to write one letter of intent).
  • Completed APK Graduate Profile Sheet. E-mail completed form as an attachment to apkgrad@hhp.ufl.edu

Notes:

  • The program provides a substantial financial aid package for all competitive Ph.D. students enrolled via University Fellowships, teaching assistantships or research assistantships. For 12-month support, students should expect greater than $21,000 in living expenses and full tuition support depending on the type of stipend.
  • Admission to the program and Ph.D. financial aid opportunities will be based upon the following criteria:
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • The student's letter of intent.
    • Compatibility of applicant's education, experience and research interest with the mission of the program.
    • Compatibility of the applicant’s background and interests with those of an available advisor.
    • Teaching, research and other departmental needs in cases where departmental financial support is requested.
  • Once an applicant's file is received, it is submitted for review by the specialization committee indicated on the application graduate profile sheet. To be accepted, the majority of the specialization committee must approve the application, AND at least one member must be available to act as an advisor.
  • To expedite your application process, e-mail unofficial copies of application items listed above (e.g. unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation, screen shot/snip of your GRE scores) as attachments to the APK Department Graduate Coordinator @ apkgrad@hhp.ufl.edu.
  • Students from non-English speaking countries are required to present a Test of English as a Foreign Language minimum score:
    • Paper-based: 550
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Internet-based: 79
    • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812. No department code should be selected.
  • For consideration of Conditional Admission into the Ph.D. program:
    • Ph.D. applicants must meet at least ONE of the following minimum admissions requirements:
      • GPA — Minimum 3.0 Upper Division Undergraduate Course Work Grade Point Average
    • Application for conditional admission must first be approved by the specialization committee, and then submitted to the conditional committee. The number of conditional admits cannot exceed 10% of the department’s graduate enrollment.