Kinesiology: Exercise Science

There are more applicants a year to the Kinesiology: Exercise Science major than the University of New Hampshire can accommodate. The size of the major is kept small so that it can meet accreditation requirements for student: faculty ratios in the classroom, labs and clinical placements.

Below is a list of FAQ's for Exercise Science

Why is Exercise Science a restricted major?

  • There are limited spaces in the lab and clinical sections and more applicants than we can accommodate.

When can I apply as an internal transfer to Exercise Science?

  • Most students apply in the Fall of their Sophomore year

What requirements do I need to apply as an internal transfer?

  • In order to apply to the Exercise Science major students on average have successfully completed Biomedical Science 507, Biomedical Science 508, Psychology 401, Nutrition 400, Kinesiology 620 and Chemistry 403

How many spaces are typically available each year?

  • 0-10--How many spaces are available is driven by the size of the first year class (is it larger or smaller than anticipated) and the amount of attrition in the Exercise Science program.

How many UNH students typically apply for these spaces?

  • Approximately 60 students a year apply as internal transfers to become Exercise Science majors.

When do students apply?

  • Most students apply around December of their Sophomore year

When do most students start in the program?

  • Students begin the Exercise Science major the semester following acceptance to the program--Generally Spring of the Sophomore year