The Ph.D. program in Exercise Physiology is designed for students to develop an individualized plan of study under the direction of a faculty advisor in Exercise Physiology and the students Doctoral committee. This Ph.D. program highlights research in human exercise physiology and skeletal muscle physiology. Students in the program are expected to take an active role in a productive, comprehensive exercise physiology program.
Students who complete the Exercise Science program are prepared to apply for admission to most physical therapy (PT) schools. (The requirements of the Exercise Science program meet the prerequisites of the Kansas University Medical Center Physical Therapy Program).
The Health Education and Psychology of Physical Education Master’s program trains students to understand and employ strategies to maximize individuals’ motivation and ability to live healthy, joyful lives. The Health Education and Psychology of Physical Education doctoral program assists students in developing strong research skills to examine important issues related to optimizing individuals’ experiences in physical activity settings and with a wide array of health behaviors.