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Program Details

You will have a primary mentor but also be supported by all of the faculty in the Exercise and Disease Research Theme.  You will complete a 67 credit hour program of study along with your dissertation.  Your courses will emphasize content area knowledge, research methods and statistics, specialized content knowledge, seminar experiences with your mentors, and the completion of your dissertation.  Your dissertation will consist of multiple manuscripts. 

Required for the PhD Program
  1. MS with thesis* in Kinesiology, Nutrition or related field within the biological sciences
  2. Undergraduate and Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. The GRE requirement has been suspended for the 2021 application cycle due to Covid-19.  You do not need to submit your scores during the application process.
Prerequisite Courses
  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Exercise physiology
  4. Statistics
  5. Biochemistry
Preferred Courses, Competencies, and Prior Training
  1. Exercise physiology laboratory
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Prior research experience
  4. Exercise testing experience in fitness or clinical settings
  5. Scientific writing   

*MS non-thesis may be acceptable with research and manuscript writing experience.  How these competencies were met should be addressed in the letter of application.

Contact Us

Director of Graduate Studies
Maria Newton, PhD

Program Manager
Andrea Moss

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