FAQ

What do I need to get into the program?

As a student entering directly from high school, you must meet the minimum requirements set forth by West Virginia University.

How do I transfer into the program?

As a current WVU student or a transfer student from another school, you must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and no required coursework with a grade lower than a “C.”

What are my career options?

Opportunities exist to work with athletes, patients, and healthy participants in the areas of disease prevention and cardiovascular rehabilitation in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and out-patient clinics, in community, corporate, commercial and university fitness and wellness centers, in nursing homes and senior citizens centers, as well as in research and academic settings.

Can I go to Medical school, graduate or other professional schools with this degree?

A high percentage of the graduates of our undergraduate program choose to go on to professional schools for additional training including: medical school, schools of dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Our undergraduate program is the ideal and preferred pre-medical and pre-professional training program because it provides training in human anatomy, human physiology, human pathophysiology, all of the pre-requisites for medical school and also provides a sound clinical training with patients (e.g., patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc.) in our human performance laboratory, under the supervision of clinical faculty and the medical director.