- As early as possible in the academic junior year, the student contacts the graduate program advisor to discuss this AGDP option and review the requirements, timelines, and application procedures.
- The student completes the online graduate application.
- Upon acceptance into the AGDP, the student meets together with the graduate advisor and an undergraduate academic advisor to prepare an appropriate program of study that meets the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- The AGDP Course Approval Form that lists the graduate courses to be counted in both degrees will be sent to the student and to the registrar. A copy of this form will also be included in the student’s graduate file.
Exercise Science – Accelerated M.A.
Exercise science undergraduates can accumulate up to 12 credits toward the completion of a master’s degree in exercise science while still enrolled as an undergraduate student!
The Master of Arts in Exercise science is designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of the physiological and functional adaptations to movement. The program integrates traditional lecture-based courses with hands-on laboratory experiences. One of the major strengths of the program is the combining of the practical application of exercise physiology with current research findings. Students may also individualize their program of study by choosing from a variety of elective courses offered within many departments across the University.
Why exercise science (Accelerated) at WMU?
Dual enrollment – Save time and funds by completing up to 12 credit hours that count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees (must be an undergraduate in exercise science at WMU).
Hands-On Learning – Students learn through hands-on experience while utilizing top of the line equipment in state of the art lab spaces.
Customization – Students may individualize their program of study by choosing from a variety of elective courses offered within many departments across the University.
High Success – 100% of WMU exercise science students were employed or continuing education within three months of graduation.
The Accelerated Master's in Exercise Science (AGDP) is for current undergraduate students at Western Michigan University with a major in exercise science. Once accepted, students may take up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work and apply it towards both degrees.