Information on the admission process is available on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 124 total credits, including 26 credits in University General Education requirement coursework, 39 credits in core courses, 25 credits in concentration-specific courses, 16 credits in approved guided elective courses, and 18 credits in general elective courses.

Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in the program's core and University General Education courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

University General Education Requirement
One course in critical thinking in the humanities.
Two courses in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, or scientific reasoning in the social sciences. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: ANTH 1002, ANTH 1003, or ANTH 1004.
One course that has an approved oral communication component, For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with either COMM 1040 or COMM 1041.
One course in quantitative reasoning. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: STAT 1051, STAT 1053, or STAT 1127.
One course in scientific reasoning with laboratory experience. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with BISC 1111.
UW 1020University Writing
or HONR 1015 (Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought)
After successful completion of UW 1020 or HONR 1015, 6 credits distributed over at least two different Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses taken in separate semesters (summer counts as one semester) are required. WID courses are designated by a "W" appended to the course number.

 Approved courses can be found under University General Education Requirement.

Core courses
ANTH 1002Sociocultural Anthropology *
or ANTH 1003 Archaeology
or ANTH 1004 Language in Culture and Society
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules *
COMM 1040Public Communication *
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
EXNS 1103Professional Foundations in Exercise Science
EXNS 2116Exercise and Health Psychology
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 2210Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
EXNS 2211Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
EXNS 3110Field Experience in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (taken for 2 credits)
EXNS 3111WExercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
EXNS 3311Exercise Physiology I
EXNS 3312Exercise Physiology II
EXNS 3313Kinesiology
PSYC 1001General Psychology
PUBH 1010First-Year Experience in Public Health
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics *
or STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
or STAT 1127 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
or PUBH 2142 Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health

The ANTH, BISC, COMM, and STAT courses above meet University General Education requirements; however, while required, they do not count toward the required 39 credits in exercise science core courses. PUBH 2142 does not count toward the General Education requirement, but it does count as an exercise science guided elective course.

Concentration requirements
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
EXNS 1113Medical Terminology
EXNS 3123WPsychology of Injury and Rehabilitation
EXNS 3125Athletic Training Practicum
PHYS 1011General Physics I
Selective courses
Two or three courses (6 to 8 credits) selected from the following:
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
EXNS 2110Injury Prevention and Control
EXNS 2121Orthopedic Taping and Bracing
EXNS 3117Injury Assessment
EXNS 3328Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
EXNS 4103Training and Conditioning Program Design and Application I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
34 credits in elective courses, including 16 to 18 credits in guided electives selected in consultation with the advisor and 18 credits in general electives. **
Note: No more than 3 credits in Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses may count toward the 124 credits required for the bachelor's degree.

The list of preapproved guided electives is available on the BS with a major in exercise science program page.