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Overview

The Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology requires 72 credits.

Application Requirements

Admission to all graduate-degree concentrations in the School of Education and Human Development is based on the recommendation of the faculty. Admissions decisions are based on faculty review of the following general requirements that apply to all Graduate Programs in the School as well as specific documents listed under each concentration.

Applicants must:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirements may be waived for applications to Spring 2021 and following, pending final approvals. However, if the GRE is required for admissions, applicants must achieve acceptable scores on the GRE taken within the past five years. International applicants whose native language is not English or applicants whose degrees are from a non-U.S. University must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) and the GRE;
  • provide official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an acceptable undergraduate grade point average. A minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. Official transcripts from every institution attended by an applicant, whether or not the applicant completed a degree program at the institution, are required;
  • provide three letters of recommendation that address the issues and meet the criteria established by the program being applied to;
  • provide a personal statement that addresses the mission and purpose of the program being applied to;
  • resume;
  • take part in an admissions interview (required by some programs); and
  • exhibit personal and professional experiences and characteristics that are relevant to the profession and/or field and/or degree program for which the application is being submitted.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

In addition to the factors listed as general requirements for all applications to the SEHD’s graduate programs, consideration for admission to the Ph.D. program will include the following:

  • letters of recommendation should address the applicant’s academic potential;
  • available student space in the program;

International Applications

All international applications must provide additional information and meet additional requirements as required by the UM Graduate School and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. For an appropriate link to these requirements, please visit the Graduate School website.

Admission Decision

Once an applicant has been admitted to graduate study, that individual should meet with the faculty advisor who was appointed to serve in that capacity and whose name appears in the admissions letter. This advisor will help the student enroll in courses that are appropriate to the program; to develop and to refine a Program of Study that must be on file in the Office of Graduate Studies by the end of the first academic year of enrollment.

Honor Code/Handbook of Policies and Procedures

The School of Education and Human Development follows the Graduate School’s Honor Code. All students are required to review the Graduate Student Honor Code and the School of Education and Human Development’s Handbook of Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students and submit the signed Acknowledgement of Receipt located on page 3 by the end of their first semester of enrollment.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Core in the Major21
Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology
Cellular Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Functional Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle
Principles of Exercise Prescription/Assessment: Cardiovascular
Exercise Prescription/Assessment Laboratory
Methods in Biomechanical Analysis
Neurophysiology in Exercise Science
Restricted Electives9
Select 9 credit hours of graduate KIN courses. 1
Unrestricted Electives3
Select 3 credit hours of graduate coursework. 1
Outside Supporting Field12
Select 12 credit hours from relevant supportive field. 2
Research Competencies (15 credit hours required)15
Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
Quantitative Methods II
Applied Multivariate Statistics
EPS 7XX
Graduate Research Competency Elective
EPS 7XX
Graduate Research Competency Elective
Dissertation
Select 12 credit hours of Dissertation
KIN 830Pre-Candidacy to Dissertation Research6
KIN 840Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research6
Total Credit Hours72

Sample Plan of Study

This is a sample Plan of Study. Your actual course sequence may vary depending on your previous academic experience as well as current course offerings. Students should meet with their academic advisor each semester to determine the appropriate course selection.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
KIN 630 Cellular Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 631 Laboratory Techniques in Functional Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle 3
KIN 679 Principles of Exercise Prescription/Assessment: Cardiovascular 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
KIN 621 Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 686 Exercise Prescription/Assessment Laboratory 3
KIN 735 Methods in Biomechanical Analysis 3
 Credit Hours9
Year Two
Fall
EPS 702 Quantitative Methods II 3
KIN 746 Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences 3
Outside Supporting Field Course 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
EPS 703 Applied Multivariate Statistics 3
KIN 740 Neurophysiology in Exercise Science 3
Outside Supporting Field Course 3
 Credit Hours9
Year Three
Fall
Outside Supporting Field Course 3
Outside Supporting Field Course 3
EPS 7XX Graduate Research Competency Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
EPS 7XX Graduate Research Competency Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Year Four
Fall
KIN 830 Pre-Candidacy to Dissertation Research 3
Restricted Elective 3
Unrestricted Elective 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
KIN 840 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research 3
 Credit Hours3
Year Five
Fall
KIN 840 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research 3
 Credit Hours3
Spring
KIN 840 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours72

Mission

The mission of the Ph.D. program in Exercise Physiology is to provide students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the applied sciences concomitant with the ability to conduct advanced level research using laboratory proficiencies required of the field. Students will also learn to provide services related to health and wellness to our diverse Miami community.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate advanced level knowledge, skills, and competencies in the field of Exercise Physiology.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate advanced level clinical laboratory proficiencies required of the field of Exercise Physiology.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in their ability to write intelligently about concepts and theory in Exercise Physiology and conduct scientific research in the field.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiencies in their written and oral communication skills.