The Doctor of Philosophy program in health and human physiology requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit.
Doctoral students should have a strong background in the natural sciences and/or health promotion, and a working knowledge of statistics and research methodology. Students may acquire additional knowledge of statistics and research methodology after entering the program.
All Ph.D. students complete a common core of courses, elective courses, and 10 s.h. of independent research in addition to the 12 s.h. dissertation requirement. They must complete a dissertation in their specialization area.
Some courses in the program are offered by other departments. Faculty members from those departments frequently serve on comprehensive examination committees and on dissertation committees for the initial presentation of a candidate's prospectus. They also participate in the final examination.
The Ph.D. with a major in health and human physiology requires the following course work.
|All of these:|
|HHP:4010||Behavioral and Clinical Health Assessment Laboratory||3|
|HHP:6020||Research Methods and Ethics||1,3|
|HHP:7000||Practicum in College Teaching||arr.|
|One of these:|
|BIOS:4120||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|STAT:4143/PSQF:4143||Introduction to Statistical Methods||3|
|Two advanced statistics courses, such as the following (consult advisor):|
|BIOS:5120/IGPI:5120/STAT:5610||Regression Modeling and ANOVA in the Health Sciences||3|
|STAT:6513/PSQF:6243||Intermediate Statistical Methods||4|
|Four enrollments from the following:|
|HHP:6300||Motor Control Seminar||1|
|HHP:6400||Integrative Physiology Seminar||1|
|HHP:6500||Seminar in Health Promotion||1|
Students are expected to obtain broad-based knowledge in their specialization area. This normally entails approximately 30 s.h. of course work. Students choose specialization electives with guidance from their advisor/mentor. Electives may include the following.
|HHP:6050||Advanced Topics in Obesity||3|
|HHP:6130||Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology||1,3|
|HHP:6150||Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology||1,3|
|HHP:6200||Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription||1,4|
|HHP:6410||Advanced Exercise Physiology||1,3|
|HHP:6460||Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology||1,3|
|HHP:6470||Advanced Physiology of Aging||1,3|
|HHP:6480||Advanced Human Pharmacology||1,3|
|HHP:6510||Advanced Energy Metabolism in Health and Disease||1,3|
|HHP:7300||Advanced Neural Control of Posture and Movement||1,3|
|ACB:5203||Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students||5|
|BIOC:3120||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I||3|
|BIOC:3130||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II||3|
|EPID:4400||Epidemiology I: Principles||3|
|EPID:5241||Statistical Methods in Epidemiology||4|
|EPID:6400||Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods||4|
|EPID:6600||Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases||3|
|FRRB:7000||Redox Biology and Medicine||4|
|NSCI:4353/BIOL:4353||Neurophysiology: Cells and Systems||3-4|
|NSCI:7235||Neurobiology of Disease||3|
|OEH:4310||Occupational Ergonomics: Principles||3|
|OEH:6310||Occupational Ergonomics: Applications||3|
|PSY:5210/NSCI:5210||Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuroscience||3-4|
|PTRS:5210||Kinesiology and Pathomechanics||4|
|PTRS:6224||Activity-Based Neural and Musculoskeletal Plasticity in Health Care||4|
|PTRS:7812||Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement||3|
|PTRS:7875||Analysis of Activity-Based Neural and Musculoskeletal Plasticity||3|
|PTRS:7885||Biomechanical Analysis in Rehabilitation||3|
Students working on a dissertation register for the following course.
Admission to the graduate program is based on grade-point average and score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on undergraduate work and previous graduate work.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.
Application deadline is February 1 for admission the following fall.