Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Exercise Science

Conduct original research to better understand the link between exercise, nutrition and overall wellness as you prepare for your career in academia, government, health care or clinical research.

Areas of Emphasis

Personalize the program by selecting from two areas of emphasis:

  • With the applied physiology area, you’ll study and develop research skills in advanced exercise physiology. Research focuses on how disease or injury alters the normal responses to exercise and, in turn, how exercise interacts with disease and injury. Research opportunities are available in pulmonary, muscle or cardiovascular physiology; metabolism and diet; and exercise nutrition.
  • The nutrition area provides training in exercise physiology and nutrition, along with your dissertation area of study. The department maintains active research programs in cardiovascular health, oxidative stress, cancer, athletic performance and energy metabolism.

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