Master’s Accelerator

Students who complete the Exercise Science program are prepared to apply for admission to most physical therapy (PT) schools.

The requirements of the Exercise Science program meet the prerequisites of the Kansas University Medical Center Physical Therapy Program.

Accelerator Admission Details

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
GPA 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 (no part score below 6.0) 6.0 (no part score below 5.5)
TOEFL IBT 84 (no part score below 23 except speaking) 70 (no part score below 19 except speaking)
GRE Required Yes

Minimum Scores
Verbal: 150
Quantitative: 141
Analytical Writing: 4.0
Program Start Date Spring or Fall Spring or Fall

Qualifying undergraduate degrees:

All four-year bachelor’s degrees.


Additional entry requirements:

Previous course work in: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology or Biomechanics, and Exercise Physiology. Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology may be taken after completion of MAP.

Sample MAP Coursework

  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis (closed course)
  • Students may choose additional courses from a list of electives determined by program

Progression Details

Once students successfully complete their MAP curriculum and meet the progression requirements for their degree, students progress into their master’s degree. They will bring 6 or 9 credits with them that count towards the total number of credits required for their degree. Students will pay KU’s standard cost per credit hour for the duration of their degree. The average graduate student will take 9-12 credits per semester, based on workload, course availability, and number of credits needed. Direct MAP students are enrolled in their degree program from the start and do not need to meet any requirements to progress.

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6
Progression Requirements Maintain status Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
No grade lower than a B
Total credits required for degree: