Admission Requirements

The Kinesiology program at MSU-Meridian offers a specialized Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration that only considers Junior and Senior applicants based on total hours cumulated (not necessarily applied toward major). See below for details.

  • To be considered for admission, all students who enter Mississippi State University-Meridian must meet the core curriculum requirements approved by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi.
  • A minimum of a 2.0 GPA for admission to the clinical exercise physiology program
  • Official transcripts are needed from each college attended
  • A minimum number of 30 credits is needed for admittance into the university from the core curriculum:
    • Eng. Comp I and II (6 hrs)
    • College Algebra (3 hrs)
    • Fine Arts (3 hrs)
    • Laboratory Sciences (8 hrs)
    • Social Sciences (6 hrs)
    • Humanities (6 hrs)
  • A maximum number of transfer credits needed is 62 hours
  • Students not meeting the above criteria may speak to a CEP advisor for admission consideration into the program

Transfer Student Recommended Classes for Health Professional Schools/Programs:

Students seeking entry into Medicine (physicians and surgeons), Dental, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Nursing, Chiropractic, and Physician Assistant programs are encouraged to consider the following courses during their freshman and sophomore status or during their enrollment in community college. Generally students seeking entry into Medicine (physicians and surgeons) may be required to take additional upper level science courses which includes organic chemistry following acceptance into our program, dependent upon professional program/school selected. Please check the prerequisites for your desired program/school or speak with our advisors for more information.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II or Anatomy Course and Physiology Course
  • Chemistry I & II Courses with Lab
  • General Physics I & II with Lab

**Out of State Tuition Waiver for the following Alabama Counties: CHOCTAW, CLARKE, GREENE, HALE, MARENGO, and SUMTER
(This represents a cost savings of approximately $10,000 a year.)

MSU-Meridian reserves the right to delete, substitute, change, or supplement any statement in this publication without prior notice. It is recommended to speak to an advisor before enrolling to receive up-to-date information. Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age disability or veteran status. The Clinical Exercise Physiology (CLEP) degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).