Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Students must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university.
Students must have completed undergraduate courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, statistics, general chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy and physiology. A combined health science organic/biochemistry class may be substituted for biochemistry.
Applicants who may have outstanding prerequisite coursework are encouraged to apply during the fall. Certain prerequisite coursework needs to be completed prior to entering the program in order to follow the recommended course sequence.
Applicants may be admitted on a conditional status if they have up to two prerequisites outstanding. Prerequisite courses may be taken at Benedictine University or at any accredited university.
Priority application consideration for work study and research awards will be given to students who apply by February 1 of each academic year.
All student applications submitted by the February 1 deadline will be notified by March 15 regarding acceptance status. Students may still apply after the February 1 deadline.
All acceptances will be based on a student’s qualifications, experience and incoming student space availability.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
Applicants must submit a one-page essay discussing your education and career goals, and a personal or phone interview.
Two letters of recommendation are also required. One must address your academic potential (preferably from exercise physiology, physiology, or other science instructor) and the other must address your interpersonal skills and work ethic (from an employer or laboratory-based course).