University of Florida

International Students

The University of Florida’s community is a global one, and the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology welcomes students from around the globe. In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you must also

Submitting transcript/mark sheets and diploma/degree certificates

International applicants must submit an official, original transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from the original university or may be completed by a certified translator.

Transcript/mark sheets and diploma/degree certificates with English translations (if required) should be assembled by students and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the admissions package.*

Packages must be sent to:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall – PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

*We must have the original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send the diploma back to you via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

The English Language Skill Requirement

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take and submit your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you have other English-language skills test scores that you would like to submit in place of a TOEFL score, they must be approved by the Graduate Council. Contact APK-online@hhp.ufl.edu for more information.

Sending Scores to UF

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812. No department code should be selected.

Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS, are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

TOEFL Score Requirements

To be considered for the master’s degree, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
Paper-based 510
Computer-based 213
Internet 80

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