Health and Human Physiology, PhD

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • demonstrate understanding and critical evaluation of the scholarly literature in the area of specialization within human physiology and/or health promotion;
  • formulate testable research questions and hypotheses resulting in proper experimental study design and analysis plans;
  • conduct quantitative or qualitative research including data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results in the context of current scientific knowledge;
  • present research results in oral, poster, and/or written format to the scientific community;
  • prepare a research grant or fellowship for an extramural federal, state, or private funding agency; and
  • prepare original research manuscript(s) as the first author for submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.