The Ph.D. program in Kinesiology is designed to prepare students for research and teaching careers at colleges and universities and for health, physiological performance, rehabilitative science, and related fields.
Students in the Kinesiology Program may choose one of the following four concentrations:
Christopher Ingalls, Ph.D.
Dr. Brandon’s research interest lies in functional outcomes in older adults and African-American health issues, concentrating on energy expenditure and body composition.
Dr. Doyle’s research interests include factors that influence human performance, carbohydrate metabolism, and delayed-onset muscle soreness and damage.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Dr. Ingalls is the Director of the Muscle Biology Laboratory and conducts research in the areas of exercise-induced skeletal muscle injury and cardiac muscle pathophysiology.
Dr. Otis’s research interests include understanding skeletal muscle myopathies that arise in chronic disease states such as alcoholism and/or HIV-1 infection.He also investigates mechanisms of skeletal muscle repair following injury.
|Entrance Test||Graduate GPA||Reference Letter||Supplemental Materials|
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Program Degree Requirements
A. Core Area (18)
The Core Area consists of 15 semester hours of research coursework and 3 semester hours of Social Foundation of Education and Psychology of Learning coursework.
Research Core (15 hours)
Choose one course (3):
- EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education (3)
- EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education (3)
- A two course sequence (6 hours) in research methodology (for specific tracks/courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm)
- Two courses (6 hours) in advanced research methods as identified by the Doctoral Advisory Committee
- Social Foundations of Education and Psychology of Learning course (3) [for specific courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm]
B. Major Area (19)
- KH 9520 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Energy Metabolism (3)
- KH 9530 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Cardiorespiratory (3)
- KH 9550 Advanced Exercise Physiology: Myocellular (3)
- KH 9820 Research in Kinesiology (6)
- KH 9960 Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology (4)
C. Cognate Area (9)
Coursework applied to meet the cognate area requirement must be taken outside the major field of study.
- Exercise Physiology Concentration (9):
The purpose of the cognate area requirement is to provide opportunities for doctoral students to develop an extended knowledge based associated with the major field of study. Courses fulfilling the cognate requirement will be determined in consultation with the doctoral advisor and approved by the Doctoral Advisory Committee.
D. Dissertation (15)
- KH 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total (Exercise Physiology): minimum of 61 semester hours