Application Requirements


Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard  August 1 Devember 1 April 1

Late applications are accepted and considered as space allows.

1. Completion of application for admission with $45 application fee

2. Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission with a GRE score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections.

3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sent Attention Graduate Admissions

4. Three recommendations from professional or academic sources

5. Essay of at least 500 words, that includes the following:

  • Purpose for entering the program
  • Background and/or experience in sports, physical education or related areas
  • Short and long term professional goals
  • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU

6. Résumé identifying all previous work and education experiences

7. Prerequisites completed with a "C" or better:

  • Physical education concentration requires a minimum of 12 semester units in kinesiology/physical education including a basic movement anatomy or related course.
  • Exercise science concentration requires courses in the following: Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics or related course. 

8. Interview with the program director

9. Acceptance for admission by the graduate program director

 10. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting a recent test score from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum score required to display English language proficiency for graduate programs is 80 IBT.  If the score is lower than 80, applicants may be admitted to the Intensive English Program (IEP) and a graduate program while taking required language courses to meet the minimum TOEFL requirement.

California Baptist University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in admissions or in the administration of its educational policies, programs, or activities.