Undertake in-depth studies and original research into how the body responds to human movement and study ways to encourage habitual exercise and physical activity across the lifespan with a PhD in Kinesiology specialization in exercise physiology.
You will work with esteemed faculty in our well-equipped laboratories to complete your dissertation and prepare for research-intensive careers in university, government, or private sector settings.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You will take classes in the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, the nation's largest on-campus facility for recreation and fitness.
Gain hands-on experience in our many well-equipped research laboratories, primarily the exercise psychology and cognition and skill acquisition labs. Pursue collaboration or interdisciplinary research through other labs including metabolism and body composition, athletic training, exercise vascular biology, and muscle biology.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
In most cases, you should already have completed a master's degree and thesis in exercise science or a related field. In some cases, we admit candidates with only a bachelor's degree if they meet the following formula: undergraduate GPA x 1000 x GRE verbal + GRE quantitative = 4300. You should also have a background in behavioral and biological sciences including biopsychology, chemistry, biology, and physiology.
Admission to the program is competitive and considers a number of factors. We give preference to students with strong backgrounds in biopsychology and exercise science who have interests compatible with our ongoing research. At a minimum, you must have:
International students must score at least 213 on the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
Completed application due: