The prerequisites for the Exercise Science Internship Program are defined by your affiliated college or university. You must be in your final year of an exercise science program at your academic institution. You must successfully complete the required preprofessional and professional college course work before you are eligible to begin the Exercise Science Internship at Mayo Clinic. You must have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the Exercise Science Internship Program.
Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of MSHS programs is to graduate the best possible health care practitioners. Further, MSHS must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions. Therefore, admission to educational programs in the school is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities:
- Critical thinking
- Sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or equivalent examination.
Applicants will be judged not only on their scholastic accomplishments but also on their physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum and graduate as skilled and effective practitioners, with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of students and patients, each MSHS program will establish minimum standards that are deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program's director.
In addition to these general qualities, admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the program's director.
Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants offered admission to MSHS programs must also comply with the following prevailing institutional policies and procedures:
- Occupational health review and/or physical exam
- Background check
- Drug screen
- Health insurance
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) confidentiality and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the MSHS program that offers you admission.
Specific questions about these requirements may be directed to the school.
Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.