Exercise Science, Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants for the program must have an earned baccalaureate degree in exercise science or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Grade point average of 3.00/4.00 or higher
  • GRE scores (optional) 
  • For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 80 internet-based, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based - or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Course Type 2 exam - minimum overall band score of 6.5.  This requirement may be waived for applicants that have earned a prior degree from a US institution.
  • Identification of a Ph.D. mentor

Degree Requirements (60 Post-Baccalaureate Hours or a minimum of 30 hours beyond a qualifying graduate or professional degree)

Requirements Credit Hours
Exercise Science 6-12+
School of Public Health Core 3-9
Research/Statistical Methods 6-12
Electives 3-12+
Dissertation 12