Fitness programming and management
How to apply

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How to apply

If you have less than 24 hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply to the online bachelor’s in fitness programming and management program as a freshman. If you have 24 or more credit hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply as a transfer student.

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • Freshman student requirements
    • Earned the minimum test score on the ACT or SAT.
      • Freshman applicants also have the option of being reviewed with or without test scores, please see the Freshman Admission Requirements link below for more information.
    • Completed 17 specific high school courses with good grades.
  • Transfer student requirements
    • In addition to meeting University of Missouri transfer requirements, students must also have a 2.0 most recent fall or spring term GPA.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195.

Application dates

We recommend submitting your application to the University of Missouri at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Gather your papers

In the online application, you will need to supply:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
  3. Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

If you are applying as a transfer student, you also will need to contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Complete the online application

You can check admission requirements, transfer equivalencies and financial aid opportunities within the application.

  • Domestic application fee: $55.00
  • International application fee: $65.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Undergraduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-7786 or

Apply as a freshman

Apply as a transfer student

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Physical Therapy

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