Are you interested in an advanced degree that will enhance your understanding of a variety of processes that sustain life? Do you want to be an expert in your field?
The PhD program in bioenergetics and exercise science is housed in the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health and Human Performance, and is offered in conjunction with the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry in the Brody School of Medicine. In the most recent rankings, our doctoral program was ranked 6th by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2010. This ranking was based upon program faculty indices of productivity, funding, and visibility as well as student indices of graduate assistant support, student quality, employment, and admissions.
ECU's bioenergetics and exercise science program combines study in exercise science, kinesiology, biochemistry, and physiology culminating in a doctor of philosophy degree. In essence, the program investigates how energy produced and released by the metabolic process is harnessed to perform the cellular work and activities necessary to sustain life.
Students have the opportunity to utilize laboratory and research facilities of all participating disciplines. Bioenergetics and exercise science graduates address research questions at the level of the whole body to the gene using a variety of approaches and are trained for employment in health care, government, academic, research and service institutions.
To be considered for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science a student must present the following:
This program is only offered in an on-campus, Face to Face format.
If you are interested in learning more about each of the following concentrations in Bioenergetics and the faculty mentors for those specific areas please fill free to e-mail them with any questions.