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Kinesiology Admission Portfolio

The following is a list of requirements for the Admission Portfolio for the Exercise & Fitness Emphasis and the Strength & Conditioning Emphasis.

View step-by-step instructions for Creating the Portfolio.

The Admission Portfolio must include the following:

  1. The first page of the portfolio gives some descriptive background information about the student. It can be called the "Introduction" page, and it must include the following information: your name, the emphasis for which you are applying, the courses you are using to apply, next semester's class schedule, your student ID, UW Oshkosh email address and a picture (optional). The "Introduction" page can be formatted as desired, but all required above information must be present. 
  2. A formal cover letter, addressed to the Kinesiology Admission Committee, stating which Kinesiology Emphasis you are applying for (Exercise & Fitness or Strength & Conditioning). Other information in the letter can include why you desire to be admitted into the Kinesiology major. The letter should also include your qualifications, your academic objectives and any additional information that you feel will help the Admission Committee evaluate your portfolio. Your letter must not exceed one page in length. 
  3. A formal resume including the following sections (if appropriate): education section, experience section, any appropriate honors and/or activities, skills section and a listing of two possible references. You may include any other resume sections you think contribute to your document.
  4. Volunteer Experience must be documented via the volunteer form, which can be found here. This form must be completed and then scanned into your portfolio.
  5. Admittance Paper. Include the following: 
  • Your knowledge of the Kinesiology field. For example you may want to choose one career option in the field of Kinesiology and describe the knowledge, skills and abilities required for that position.
  • Your experiences in the Kinesiology field. For example you may choose to include specific information regarding coursework, jobs, volunteer opportunities, and/or direct participation in the field. How have you benefited from these experiences? Did any experiences influence your thinking, understanding and/or appreciation of the Kinesiology field?
  • Your expectations of your chosen emphasis. For example you may want to include what you hope to accomplish, and the knowledge, skills and abilities you hope to acquire or improve following completion of the Kinesiology major. 
  • The value and benefits of life-long learning. Provide concrete examples of your dedication to being a life-long learner.
  • Career goals. Identify how the Kinesiology major will contribute to your career choice.
  • In addition, your paper should reflect your personality, feelings, aspirations and enthusiasm toward Kinesiology. 

Once your portfolio is complete you will have a website link from D2L. At this point you must complete the online form and include your personal website link. 

The admittance paper may not exceed two pages in length. Grammar, spelling and organization will be strongly considered when the admissions committee evaluates the paper.

Students who wish to be considered for admittance must complete the online application for Kinesiology Emphasis form by 3 p.m. on the Friday following the last day of classes (of the 14-week semester). The admission committee consists of Dr. Schmidt, Mr. Beiser, Mr. Biwer, Dr. Luedke, Dr. Wallace and Mr. Williams.


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