Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral candidate Albert Mendoza

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the coronavirus crisis, the GRE requirement is waived for the PhD program for applicants for AY 2021-2022. 

The Ph.D. program trains students for research and teaching in higher education and for research careers in medical schools and other agencies and facilities that conduct research.

Graduate student applicants must choose one of three Major areas of academic specialization: Motor Systems (Biomechanics, Exercise Neuroscience, Motor Control, Musculoskeletal Modeling), Physical Activity (Fitness, Health, Wellness, Physical Activity Measurement, Intervention), or Physiology (Metabolism, Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscle Physiology & Biophysics, Molecular & Exercise Physiology).