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PHD CURRICULUM

PhD students may complete program courses in the (a) Integrative Physiology or (b) Nutrition tracks, with the dissertation advisory committee having the option to revise course requirements to meet the needs of the student.

Coursework generally takes two years to complete with the rest of the program (total of four to five years) centered on the dissertation research.

EMPHASIS AREAS

  • Physiology Track: 24 credits from major, six credits from electives + dissertation hours
  • Nutrition Track: 24.5 credits from major, six credits + dissertation hours

ALL PROGRAMS COURSES

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
REQUIRED COURSES
NUIP 6440 Macronutrient Metabolism 4
NUIP 7102 Research Methods 3
NUIP 7850 Graduate Seminar (1 credit x 4 semesters) 4
MOLB 7570 Research Ethics 3
KINES 7103

Design and analysis I (3 credits)

3
  Sub-Total 17
EMPHASIS AREA
Integrated Physiology Emphasis
NUIP 6380 Muscle Physiology 3
NUIP 6384 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology 3
NUIP 6381 Pulmonary Physiology and Oxygen Transport 3
Nutrition Emphasis
BIO C 6600 Metabolic Regulation 1.5
NUIP 6450 Nutritional Biochemistry 4
NUIP 6460 Micronutrient Metabolism 4
  Sub-Total 9-9.5
ELECTIVES and DISSERTATION CREDITS
ELECTIVES (see below courses) 6
  Sub-Total 6
NUIP 7970 Dissertation Research (year 3-5) 36
  Sub-Total 36
TOTAL  COURSE WORK CREDITS 72-72.5

 

*Minimum 72 total credits. Identical / similar courses taken as part of a Master’s Degree program may be transferred into this PhD curriculum upon approval of supervisory committee. For most students, the program takes four to five years to complete. 

ELECTIVE COURSES

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS HOURS
BIOL 5110 Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 5210 Cell Structure and Function 3
BIOL 5215 Cell Biology Advanced Projects Lab 2
BIOL 6964 GSCS Seminar, Special Topics in Ecology and Evolution Biology 1-5
BMI 6010 Foundations of Healthcare Informatics 3
CTLE 6510 Cyber Pedagogy 3
ECON 6190 Health Economics 3
ED PS 6360 Multicultural Counseling 3
KINES 5850-003 The American Professoriate 3
KINES 6320 Exercise and Disease 3
KINES 6730 Applied Sport Psychology 3
KINES 7103 Design and Analysis II 3
KINES 7102 Design and Analysis I 3
FP MD 6106 Categorical Analysis 3
FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health 3
GERON 6001 Introduction to Aging 3
HEDU 6060 Health Instruction and Communication 3
HEDU 6260 Health Theories in Group Behavior Change 3
HEDU 6700 Epidemiology in Community Health Practice 3
H GEN 7380 Biochemical Genetics 3
MBIOL 6480 Cell Biology I 1.5
MDCRC 6150 Foundations in Personalized Health Care 3
MKTG 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals 3
NUIP 6020 Body Image and Eating Disorders Special Populations 3
NUIP 6100 Advanced Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition 4
NUIP 6320 Advanced Sports Nutrition 3
NUIP 7540 Culinary Medicine 1
OC TH 6860 Disability Studies Forum 1
SW 6621 Motivational Interviewing 3
WRTG 7080 Writing in the Health Sciences 3

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Thunder Jalili, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Carisse Winegar

Administrative Assistant - Academic Affairs

NUIP

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