Frequently Asked Questions for New Students

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 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.”

Current WVU students must attend a major change session, have a 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average, and earn a grade of C or higher in all required coursework to be considered for admission.   Current sophomores, juniors and seniors must also have completed MATH 122 or higher.  Additionally, all students' records will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine eligibility for acceptance. 

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, physician assistant, optometry, chiropractic, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy programs. 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.