Texas Tech University

Exercise Physiology, Ph.D.

The doctoral program in exercise physiology provides students with advanced knowledge about the integrative physiological processes related to how exercise and lifestyle changes improve health and reduce risk factors for disease and disability. Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing and addressing health disparities.

The doctoral degree requires 60 credit hours that include focused required coursework, seminar, electives, and 18 dissertation credit hours. Prior to starting dissertation research, students are required to pass a qualifying exam in their fourth long semester after completing the advanced exercise physiology set of core courses. Details about the qualifying exam including examination topics can be found in the departmental graduate student handbook. All students will be reviewed annually for satisfactory progress that includes maintaining a B average and meeting agreed upon standards/expectations in research growth set with one's mentor.

Fall 2020

Curriculum

Year 1 - Fall
KIN 7305 College and University Teaching in Exercise Physiology
KIN 7301 Advanced Exercise Physiology I
KIN 7104 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Elective

Year 1 - Spring
KIN 5316 Research Methods II
KIN 6319 Development of Exercise Physiology Proposals
KIN 7104 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Elective 

Year 2 - Fall
KIN 7303 Advanced Exercise Physiology II
KIN 7104 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Electives 

Year 2 - Spring
KIN 7304 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
KIN 7104 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Electives 
Qualifying Exam

Years 3 and 4
KIN 7104 Seminar in Exercise Physiology
KIN 8000 Doctoral Dissertation
Dissertation Defense

For Admission Information

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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    806.742.3371