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Complete applications are due February 15 for entry into the fall.

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Start early. Give yourself plenty of time to collect and submit all your materials before the application deadline.



  • Prerequisites
  • UIC application
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation


  • A Master of Arts or Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology or similar degrees.
  • At least 100 hours of experience working in a clinical setting (i.e., cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, community wellness, adult physical fitness programs, cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in master’s program
  • Transcripts with completed courses in the following areas:
    • Electrocardiography
    • Advanced exercise testing, interpretation and prescription
    • Advanced exercise physiology

UIC application and transcripts

Submit your admissions application online—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants. Upload your transcripts as part of the application.


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for all applicants. Scores should be sent directly from the Education Testing Service to UIC.

The GRE must be taken within five years of the application due date. If you have taken the GRE within the past five years, you must request that scores be sent to UIC. UIC Institution Code: R1851. Program Code: 619.

The minimum combined verbal and quantitative score is 297.

Personal statement

Submit a 300- to 500-word personal statement that addresses your desire to attend the professional doctorate program and how you wish to apply your newly acquired skills.

Letters of recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation in support of your application from people who can comment meaningfully on your work in academic and professional settings. Don’t seek recommendations from peers, family, friends or social acquaintances.

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