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Admissions Information

To gain admission into the College of Education and one of its outstanding programs, please note program-specific requirements found below and plan accordingly. For more information on specific requirements, read our Admissions FAQs. Please click on your program of choice below for information pertaining to application dates, deadlines, and requirements.

Application Information

For all College of Education (COE) programs, if the number of applications exceeds maximum capacity, then the COE Admissions will review applications and make admissions decisions based on academic standing. Those not admitted are welcome to reapply, and we strongly recommend that students make an appointment with their academic advisor to review their options.

Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Science (Dahlonega)

Applications will be accepted November 1-30, 2020

Our Kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science program or exercise science program is offered as an associate degree on the Gainesville Campus or bachelor's degree on the Dahlonega Campus. The exercise science concentration provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to prepare students to be effective and competitive in primarily clinical settings. The exercise science concentration is also designed to prepare students for professional organization certifications and post-graduate studies in exercise science or other health-related disciplines. To gain admission into the College of Education and one of its outstanding programs, please note program-specific requirements found below and plan accordingly.

  • Step 1. Note dates for your program’s application submission deadlines. Exercise Science applications are available approximately one-month before the deadline.
  • Step 2. Review the application for admissions. Make a note of individual deadlines and needed documents and information. It is strongly recommended that this process be initiated during the sophomore year.
  • Step 3. Complete an application for admission to the exercise science concentration.
  • Step 4. Provide a copy of your Tranguid with your application, showing that you have:
    • Completed 35 semester hours of earned credit, and
    • Earned an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher by the end of the spring semester (this should be the semester following application submission to the program).
  • Step 4. You must have completed all courses in Area A (Essential Skills) classes, KINS 2100, BIOL 2120K, and BIOL 2130K with a grade of "C" or better. All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed no later than the end of the spring semester (this should be the semester following application submission to the program).
  • Step 5. Attach an up-to-date resume to your application (example provided).
  • Step 6. Attach a letter of intent (a purposeful letter indicating why the program is appealing to you).
  • Step 7. Await the decision of the exercise science education concentration. If you meet the above qualifications, you will be notified within 30 business days, after the close of the application period, and, if you qualify, to await notice for an interview for entrance to the exercise science concentration. This select program has a limited and reserved for the highest ranking candidates.

Kinesiology with a Concentration in Sports Medicine (Dahlonega)

Entrance into Program: Application will open on September 21, 2020 and close October 2, 2020. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

The Sports Medicine concentration at UNG is a competitive area, assuring that we are delivering high quality education to the students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training. Be sure to begin acquiring observation hours under a certified athletic trainer (50 minimum required for the application) early so you are prepared when application time rolls around (October each year). Maintain a 2.75 GPA, as this is the minimum for the major. All other requirements for the degree can be found in the UNG Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Kinesiology with a Concentration in Health and Fitness (Dahlonega and Gainesville)

The Spring 2021 Application Period will be from Monday, March 1, 2021 through Friday, March 12, 2021. Early or late applications will not be considered for admission.

To be eligible for admission into the Health & Fitness Concentration, a student must meet the following minimum requirements.

  1. Completion of at least 30 semester hours;
  2. A grade point average of 2.50 or better;
  3. Completion of all Area A courses with a grade of “C” or better;
  4. Completion of BIOL 2120K and BIOL 2130K with a grade of “C” or better; and
  5. Submission of a completed Health & Fitness Application for Admission during an application period.

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Student applicants will be notified by email of the outcome. Additionally, students who are offered admission will be required to submit an Acceptance Letter to acknowledge their final decision to pursue the concentration. Instructions for this letter including a specific deadline will be in the email related to the Offer of Admission. Acceptance Letters submitted after the deadline will not be accepted and the student will not be admitted during that current Application Period.

Kinesiology with a Concentration in Teacher Certification (P-12 Health & Physical Education Teacher Certification) (Gainesville)

To be eligible for admission to the physical education teacher certification program, a student must meet the admission criteria

The criteria includes attaining a 2.75 grade point average, successful completion of prerequisite courses, successful completion of GACE requirements, and submission of a formal application. 

3.0 grade point average required to graduate.

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