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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)

Deadline for application submission is October 5, 2020 - October 16, 2020 for Spring 2021. 

Application submissions take place in both fall and spring.

The kinesiology with an emphasis in health and fitness program is offered as a bachelor degree on both the Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses. The overarching purpose of this degree program is to provide the necessary knowledge base and practical skills for our students to be effective and competitive in a wide variety of health and fitness settings.

  • Step 1: Visit the College of Education Admissions Page and  log in using your UNG credentials.

  • Step 2: Select the Health & Fitness Workflow in the online application.

  • Step 3: Complete and submit the application for the Health & Fitness program.

  • Step 4: Monitor your UNG email for correspondence from the admissions office in the weeks after for questions related to your application, and finally, for admissions decisions.

  • Step 5: Admissions decisions will be emailed to students within one month of applying to the program. If accepted into the Health & Fitness program, all admissions documents included with your acceptance letter must be signed and turned in by the deadline indicated on the Health and Fitness program acceptance letter.

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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