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 courses, 39 credits in core exercise science courses, 31 credits in courses for the concentration, 10 credits in approved guided elective courses, and 18 credits in additional general electives.

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.

Required exercise science core courses
Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the exercise science core requirements with a minimum grade of C- in each core course.
PUBH 1010First-Year Experience in Public Health
EXNS 1103Professional Foundations in Exercise Science
EXNS 1110Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
EXNS 1111Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
EXNS 2111Exercise Physiology II
EXNS 2112Exercise Physiology I
EXNS 2113Kinesiology
EXNS 2116Exercise and Health Psychology
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 3110Field Experience in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (2 credits)
EXNS 4110Current Issues in Exercise Science
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
PSYC 1001General Psychology
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
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 meet General Education requirements; however, while required, they do not count toward the 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 core course.
Concentration requirements
31 credits in concentration-specific courses.
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I (or higher)
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
28 total credits in elective courses, including 10 credits in guided electives selected in consultation with the advisor and 18 credits in general elective courses. **
Note: No more than 3 credits of Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses may count toward the 124 credits required for the bachelor's degree.

**See list of preapproved guided electives for the BS with a major in exercise science program.