Exercise Physiology Program Admissions

  • Important Dates

    Fall 2018 Admission

     Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

     Everything on the Exercise Physiology checklist must be completed by the application deadline of May 15, 2018. 

    Spring 2019 Admission

    Application Deadline: September 15, 2018

    Everything on the Exercise Physiology Checklist must be completed by the application deadline of September 15, 2018. 

  • Admitted to Valdosta State University

    Please click on the following link to apply to Valdosta State University. http://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Mark Smith (marksmith@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.

    Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology should declare their major as "Pre-Exercise Physiology."

    A student identification number will be needed as a component of the application process for the Exercise Physiology program. A student identification number is provided upon applying to the University. 

  • Exercise Physiology Core Requirements

    Students must have no more than 18 semester hours of coursework left to complete in the core curriculum (Areas A-F) at the time of application. All core classes must be completed prior to the start of the Exercise Physiology program. Preference may be given to students that have satisfactorily completed all of the admission requirements at the time of application or upon completion of the spring semester 2016.     

    A minimum grade of “C” in each course (including labs) in area A, D and F is required. Courses in Area F which are older than 10 years at time of program application deadline must be retaken for consideration into the program.

    Courses unique to Areas A, D and F of the core curriculum can only be repeated once. 

    10 Year Rule

    Courses in Area F older than 10 years at the application deadline must be retaken. The following courses are in Area F.

    BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Semester Hours) 

    BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Semester Hours)

    MATH 2620: Statistical Methods (3 Semester Hours) 

    ACED 2400: Computer Technology Workplace (3 Semester Hours) 

    Math or Science Elective (4 Semester Hours)

     

    Transfer Course Important Information

    BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    The above courses are not accepted from schools within the Technical College System of Georgia. The only exception is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The above listed classes will be accepted from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.  If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact the P.A.S.S. Center at conhspasscenter@valdosta.edu

    University Core Curriculum Requirements

    Spring, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 Exercise Physiology Applicants

    Fall 2019 Exercise Physiology Cohort App

  • Transcript Evaluation Options

    Option 1: Apply to Valdosta State University Undergraduate Admissions Office ($40 application fee). Send official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Once you receive your acceptance letter, email the P.A.S.S. Center (conhspasscenter@valdosta.edu) requesting a transcript evaluation. Please include your name and student identification number in the email.

    Option 2: Send your official transcript and $45 to Mrs. Cecilia Furey (1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698). However, most students chose option 1 if they are not a VSU student because if you decide to enroll at VSU, you will eventually have to apply to Valdosta State University and pay the $40 application fee.

    For active duty military applicants, please contact Mr. Mark Smith (marksmith@valdosta.edu) in the Adult and Military Programs Office regarding applying to the University.
  • Grade Point Average Requirements

    A minimum 2.75 overall grade point average is required for your application to the Exercise Physiology program to be considered.

    Additional weight and scrutiny will be given to the student’s GPA in the courses contained in Area A, D and F of the core curriculum.  This additional GPA consideration consists of only the course work required in the core curriculum for Pre-Exercise Physiology majors.

    Each grade for any repeated course is used for the GPA calculation.  Courses unique to Area A, D and F of the core curriculum can only be repeated once. 

    The overall grade point average includes all college classes completed. 

  • Successful Completion of TEAS V Allied Health

    Valdosta State University TEAS V Allied Health Requirements 

    Applicants should earnestly strive to attain the minimum Comprehensive passing score (60%) in Category L of the TEAS V Allied Health exam formerly known as the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET-V) standardized examination. The comprehensive score and sub-scale (i.e. Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage) “Adjusted Individual Scores” may be used, if necessary, as an additional method to further evaluate students particularly in the event of a tie in the ranking of two or more students.

    Comprehensive

    Reading

    Math

    English

    Science

    Category L

    60.00%

    70.30%

    67.90%

    58.50%

    47.40%

    Results indicate that for each point earned on the TEAS V (composite score), an average 7.7% increased likelihood exists for completion of one’s academic program of study (Model x = 12.151, df = 1, p < .001; Nagelkerke R = .179). Said another way, a student with a composite score of 60 on the TEAS V is 77% more likely to complete their program of study than a student with a composite score of 50 on the TEAS V.

    Registering for the TEAS V Allied Health at Valdosta State University 

    To register for the TEAS exam, please contact the VSU Testing Office (229-245-3878)  to schedule a day/time to take the TEAS exam. Please contact the VSU Testing Office at least 24 hours in advance of your preferred testing date. To pay for the TEAS exam, students must pay the $60 administrative fee with cash (exact amount), check (payable to VSU),  or online with credit/debit card athttp://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/testing-programs-and-fees.php the day of the exam in the VSU Testing Office located in Powell Hall East Room 1131. For questions regarding scheduling the TEAS exam, please contact the VSU Testing Office at 229-245-3878. 

    Preparing for the TEAS V Allied Health Exam 

    There are study resources available to assist students in preparing for the TEAS V Allied Health Exam. The ATI website also provides practice test and a study guide for students preparing for the TEAS V Allied Health Exam. In order to access the TEAS practice test and study guide, click on the following link http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx

    TEAS V Allied Health Exam Limits

    The entrance exam may only be taken ONCE in any application cycle.

    Fall 2018 Cohort - Current Application Cycle: September 16, 2017 - May 15, 2018

    Spring 2019 Cohort - Next Application Cycle: May 16, 2018 – September 15, 2018

    Submitting TEAS V Allied Health Exam Scores

    Students who completed the TEAS V Allied Health exam at a location other than Valdosta State University, please request for ATI to send official TEAS scores to Valdosta State University TEAS by the application deadline.

    If you completed the TEAS exam at Valdosta State University, you do not need to send your scores. Your scores will be automatically received. 

     

  • State of Georgia Legislative Requirement

    Please click on the following link for the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements.

    https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/advising/state-of-georgia-legislative-requirements.php

    If you are a transfer student from a state other than Georgia, please contact the Testing Center at (229) 245-3878 for the Georgia History and Georgia Constitution Exams.

    For questions about this requirement, please email the P.A.S.S. Center (conhspasscenter@valdosta.edu). 

  • Exercise Physiology Honors Program

    Students will complete a portion of the Honors College requirements as they complete the core curriculum for “Pre-Exercise Physiology” as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.  Students admitted into the Exercise Physiology program that are also part of the VSU Honors College will complete the remaining Honors College requirements, including the global perspectives, by completing a specified number of semester hours in designated Honors Major courses such as:

    HSEP 3360H   Exercise Epidemiology (Junior 1 Semester)

    HSEP 3010H   Exercise Testing & Prescription I (Junior II Semester)

    HSEP 4210H   Clinical Exercise Physiology (Senior I Semester) 

    HSEP 4040H   Pediatric Exercise Physiology (Senior II Semester)

    HSEP 4510H   Exercise Physiology Practicum (Senior II) or HONS 4990 (Senior II) will meet the elective requirement  

    The assigned Exercise Physiology Advisor will advise students.   Students are responsible for maintaining compliance with all Honors College polices during their tenure at VSU.

  • Types of Admission

    There are two types of admission.

     1. Full acceptance is offered when all of the admission requirements have been met and the student’s application portfolio is highly competitive (overall GPA, etc.) in nature.  In such cases, students will be notified of their full admission into the Exercise Physiology program approximately two weeks following the online application deadline.  It is therefore critical that applicants keep the College of Nursing & Health Sciences updated with current address, email and phone number.

     2. Contingent acceptance would apply to students with a competitive application portfolio, but is predicated upon successful completion of all unmet criteria as specified in a written correspondence letter or email.  Applicants not selected for admission who wish to be considered for future cohorts will need to complete the entire admission process again for the next cohort available. This includes submission of a new application online prior to the next application deadline.  You will not be considered an active applicant if you do not complete the entire application process. All applicants must meet admission criteria in place at time of application, which may be different from previous application period.  It is therefore critical that applicants keep the College of Nursing & Health Sciences updated with current address, email and phone number.

    Students should have a back-up plan in place in case they are not admitted into the Exercise Physiology program.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that students utilize pre-registration in the spring term to register for alternative courses in the Fall 2016 term.
  • Exercise Physiology Program Application

    Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology should declare their major as “Pre-Exercise Physiology.”

    Admission into the Exercise Physiology Program of Study is competitive and not guaranteed. Minimum requirements to be considered for admission into the program are:

    1. declared Pre-Exercise Physiology major
    2. 2.75 cumulative, overall grade point average
    3. having completed and submitted an online Exercise Physiology application by the deadline for semester of entry
    4. completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V)
    5. completion of all courses in the Areas A – F of the Core Curriculum as it pertains to the Pre-Exercise Physiology curriculum requirements
    6. a grade of “C” or better in all area A, D, and F courses of core requirements including lab section

    The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has an application portal for students to apply to the exercise physiology program. To access the College of Nursing and Health Sciences application portal, students must use their MyVSU username and password.  For applicants who are not current or former Valdosta State University students, a MyVSU username and password will be provided once accepted into Valdosta State University. Please do not procrastinate in applying to Valdosta State University.

    The application for the Fall 2018 Exercise Physiology cohort will be available on February 15, 2018. 

    If you have any questions about the EP program application, please contact the PASS Center (conhspasscenter@valdosta.edu).