Master’s Accelerator

The Health Education and Psychology of Physical Activity Master’s program trains students to understand and employ strategies to maximize individuals’ motivation and ability to live healthy, joyful lives. 

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 below 23 except speaking) 70 (no part score below 19 except speaking)
GRE Required


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.

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
No grade lower than a B
Total credits required for degree: