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Ph.D. in Exercise Science


The Ph.D. prepares students for university teaching and research positions. Also, the degree prepares students for research careers in industry and medicine that include the study of exercise.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 57

Course Requirements

The requirements for the Ph.D. in exercise science are as follows: 15 hours in an exercise science specialty area (selected from among exercise physiology, motor behavior, and exercise motivation); 12 hours of research methods and statistics; 12 hours of supporting course work; and 18 hours of dissertation. Additional course work will be required for students who do not enter the program having completed an M.S. degree in exercise science or closely related discipline. The specific courses used to satisfy the above requirements must be approved by a student's adviser.

Other Academic Requirements

The student also must complete written and oral comprehensive exams before undertaking the prospectus and dissertation.

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