It shortens the time to earn your master's degree. Earn graduate credit as you complete your bachelor's degree.
Accelerated Master's Degree Option
Why choose an accelerated option?
How it works
Apply for the accelerated option during your junior or senior year.
If you meet the admission requirements (listed below), up to 12 credit hours will count toward your bachelor's and master's degrees.
You can then finish your degrees one semester sooner.
Before you enroll in a course for both undergraduate and graduate credit, you must receive approval from:
- The health promotion and wellness management program director.
- The department head of your undergraduate program (major).
- The dean of the Graduate College.
You can do this by using a mixed credit form (.pdf). Work with your advisor to complete the form.
You must receive all approvals before the end of the Change of Schedule period for the course(s).
Students from any of the following majors can pursue the accelerated option in health promotion and wellness management:
- Physical education
- Exercise and movement science
- Recreation, sport and park administration
- Respiratory therapy
Accelerated Master's Degree option
Students enrolled in programs housed in the Kinesiology Department may be accepted into the Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness Management program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option are met. Once accepted, up to 12 credit hours of approved 600 and 700-level coursework may be counted toward both the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Science degree programs. Students in other academic programs may be considered given they have completed the prerequisite courses and have met the GPA criteria.
The accelerated option allows majors in the Department of Kinesiology who are interested in health promotion and wellness management to complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree in three semesters and a summer rather than the typical four semesters and a summer. For more information and guidelines, contact the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program director in the Kinesiology Department.
Before enrolling in each course to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program and complete a Mixed Credit Form. Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.
Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Master's Option
- Senior standing and an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.
- Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics or measurement and evaluation, exercise physiology, biomechanics, introductory psychology, and business management. A student who does not meet these criteria, but who demonstrates outstanding potential, may be considered on the basis of individual merit.