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.
Through this specialization, you will undertake advanced scholarly study and research into exercise physiology.
Through a minimum of 30 hours of coursework, plus research and a dissertation, you will build in-depth knowledge in your area of specialization as well as proficiency in designing and conducting research. You will also engage in active research throughout the course of the program in our well-equipped research laboratories.
You will work with an advisory committee to design a course of study based on your background, interests, and career goals. All students, however, must complete the following:
Coursework commonly includes:
At the culmination of the program, you will demonstrate proficiency in research, scholarship, and knowledge in your field to your major professor and advisory committee through the successful completion of a dissertation.
Our faculty have expertise in a range of subjects, with five faculty members who serve as advisors to students in the exercise physiology emphasis:
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 gain hands-on experience in our many well-equipped research laboratories, including labs to study body composition and metabolism, exercise muscle physiology, integrative cardiovascular physiology, physical activity measurement, and skeletal muscle dysfunction.
Our Center for Physical Activity and Health, which offers supervised exercise opportunities for university faculty and staff and the Athens community, provides additional opportunities to apply what you are learning, including interdisciplinary translational research, education, and outreach.
Our faculty members believe in team science, which allows you to participate in research projects across many labs and disciplines. Also, you may participate in research funded by grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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