High School Students
High school students seeking a bachelors in Kinesiology at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia must apply for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Throughout the fall semesters, several opportunities are available for high school students and families to come to U.Va., tour the Grounds and meet with representatives from the Kinesiology program. If possible, try to plan your visit during one of Curry's open houses for undergraduate students.
It is a good idea to examine the Kinesiology website prior to making your visit.
Early Action submission deadline for fall 2014 admission is November 1, 2013. Regular submission deadline is January 1. U.Va. accepts only the Common Application (Common App) for both first year and transfer admission. The Common App is available on August 1. Visit the Common App Online to begin your application.
When applying and prompted to specify an area of interest, applicants must check the SED (School of Education) box and in their essays indicate an interest in Kinesiology.
The Kinesiology program is a pre-professional program for students interested in graduate study in such areas as athletic training, nutrition, physical therapy, medicine, and public health. Kinesiology also provides the training for entry-level jobs in coaching, work with individuals with disabilities, or work in personal fitness/wellness centers.
Internal Transfers: Current U.Va. Students
First- or second-year students currently enrolled at U.Va. may apply for admission to the Kinesiology program.
The Kinesiology major is now a direct-admit, 4-year program. Current students interested in transferring into the program must apply by October 15, February 1 or June 1. Applicants should be in excellent academic standing and should be well on their way to completing 12 hours in the Humanities (including ENWR 1505 or equivalent), 12 hours in the Social Sciences, (including SOC (any number) and PSYC (any number) and 12 hours in the Natural Sciences (BIOL 2010/2020 with 2030/2040 and one course in a natural science other than Biology); plus, a second writing requirement by the end of their second year.
External Transfer Students
Students interested in transferring to kinesiology from other institutions must also apply for admission through the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Generally, transfer applications are reviewed each spring. If you are interested in attending information sessions, see information above about days/times of Curry's open houses for prospective students.
Speech Pathology & Audiology
Current U.Va. Students (Internal Transfers)
The bachelors degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology (SPA) is only open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Virginia. Students apply for admission to the Curry School of Education by February 1 of their second year at U.Va. Admitted students complete their third and fourth years in the Curry School, earning a B.S.Ed. in SPA. Because this is a pre-professional program, students typically go on to earn a master’s degree, so they can become licensed speech pathologists.
External Transfer Students
Transfer students interested in the third and fourth year option of SPA, must apply for admission to the University of Virginia through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When doing so, students need to check the SED (School of Education) box and in their essays indicate an interest in SPA.
More details: B.S.Ed.
Application due date: February 1 of your second year at UVA
Apply to the B.S.Ed. program using this form: B.S.Ed. Application
The five-year Bachelor / Master of Teaching program is open to undergraduate U.Va. students and rising third-year transfer students. (External transfer students apply for admission through the Office of Undergraduate Admission, using the Common Application.)
Admitted students meet Virginia licensure requirements while earning their bachelors and masters degrees. Areas of study include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education (English, foreign language, math, science, social studies). In addition to an application, prospective students must submit qualifying test scores on one of the following:
- PRAXIS CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS taken after 1/1/14 – 150 math, 156 reading, 162 writing; if taken prior to 1/1/14, PRAXIS I: 178 math, 178 reading, 175 writing or 532 composite score, OR
- SATs taken prior to 4/1/95—score of 1000, with at least 450 verbal and 510 math; if taken after 4/1/95—score of 1100, with at least 530 verbal, 530 math )OR
- ACTs: taken prior to 4/1/95—score of 1100, with at least 450 verbal, 510 math; if taken after 4/1/95—composite score of 24, with at least 22 math, 46 English Plus Reading score, OR
- VCLA: Reading and Writing as an optional assessment for the PRAXIS I reading and writing tests (writing subtest of 235, reading subtest of 235, composite score of 470) in combination with qualifying math scores from SATs, ACTs or PRAXIS I.
Application due date for UVA students: February 1 of your second year at UVA
Program descriptions (information about general requirements and core courses)