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Admission into the graduate program is open to students who have obtained an undergraduate degree with a major program of study in health, exercise and sport science, kinesiology, or physical education. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, three letters of recommnedation and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Students who have undergraduate degrees in other areas may be granted provisional admission and required to complete additional courses. A minimum TOEFL score of 540 on the written exam, 76 on the internet-based exam, or a 6.5 on the IELTS is required for students not having English as their first language. Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Tucker Readdy ( for more information.

Graduate application deadline for the on-campus program is February 1st. Students applying to the distance program will be considered on an ongoing basis.

Please note:  Applications may be reviewed after the deadlines, but Graduate Assistantship priority will be given to applications that are completed and submitted by the deadlines listed.


Follow these steps to make your application proccess seamless!


Step 1: Contact A Faculty Member

Prior to being admitted, potential graduate students are required to identify a graduate faculty member who will serve as their academic advisor. It is recommended that students begin communicating with potential faculty sponsors between the months of September and January.


By email, introduce yourself, explain why you are interested in working with that faculty member, and ask if that person is sponsoring students for the upcoming academic year. Feel free to contact more than one faculty member if you believe your interests are congruent with theirs.


Note: Students who have not formally communicated with a faculty member are unlikely to be admitted to the program or be recommended for a graduate assistantship.

Faculty information can be found using the Department Directory.



Step 2:  Apply to the University of Wyoming

Once potential advisors are established, apply to the University of Wyoming, Division of Kinesiology & Health.  ALL application items must be submitted to the online application system.  Your application will be incomplete if all items are not uploaded to the online application system (excluding the GA applications, which are sent to the department).

Complete the online UW application.  Within the application, please include the following items:

  • Submit the $50 application fee

  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

  • Submit three letters of recommendation.  At least one of the three letters must be from an academic major or professor. Note:  Your recommenders must upload a letter of recommendation.  We will not accept a paragraph statement or a few sentences in the "Additional Comments" section of the recommendation page.

  • Submit official GRE and TOEFL (international students only) scores. There is no minimum required GRE score; in addition, students graduating from the University of Wyoming Kinesiology & Health BS or Physical Education Teacher Education BS programs may have the GRE score requirement waived upon request. For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 540 based on the written exam, or 76 on the Internet-based test is required; a score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS will also be accepted.

Additional questions?  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Tucker Readdy, at


Step 3: Complete the K&H Supplemental Application

Once you have formally communicated with a faculty member and wish to proceed with applying to the K&H MS program, please complete the K&H Supplemental Application Form.


When the form is complete, please include it with your UW Graduate application. 

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