PhD - INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Program of Study
This program of study is research-based and therefore course requirements are minimal. The requirements for a doctorate in Integrative Physiology of Exercise are as follows:
- 2 required courses at the Graduate level (Kin 9511 & 9501) The seminar course, Kin 9501 must be taken for two years.
- Depending on the background preparation, additional graduate or undergraduate course may be recommended by the student, or the student's advisory committee (advisor plus 2-3 additional faculty).
- A candidacy written and oral examination. The purpose of the candidacy examination is to allow the candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in their field of research and related areas. A student's Advisory Committee guides the student in preparation for the candidacy examination. This Committee delimits the area on which the candidate is examined and provides the candidate with a reading list outlining the nature of the information to be examined.
- A dissertation. The doctoral dissertation is the distinguishing feature and major evidence of academic competency on the part of the candidate. General procedures related to the doctoral dissertation are outlined in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar. The writing and final defense of the dissertation before an Examining Committee proceeds according to the regulations of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Period of Study
The minimum residency period for the PhD degree is two years of full time study and most require up to four years. Students are expected to continue their studies full time during the summer months.
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