Graduate Programs

Applied Physiology – PhD

The mission of the program is to provide advanced training to students in the field of applied physiology with the goal of preparing students for research-based careers. Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, and neurophysiology.

Graduate Director:  Shannon Lennon
Graduate Coordinator:  Megan Murphy

Athletic Training – MS

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in athletes as well as physically active populations. Listed as one of the “Top 10” fastest growing occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training is a pathway to an exciting career as a skilled healthcare professional.

Graduate Director:  Thomas Kaminski
Graduate Coordinator:  Megan Murphy

Biomechanics & Movement Science – MS & PhD

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics & Movement Science (BIOMS) is to advance the understanding of complex human systems through interaction of experts who cross traditional divisions of academic study. We strive to train outstanding researchers who will contribute to the advancement of health science through translational and interdisciplinary research. Research findings are disseminated through peer reviewed publications in high impact journals and presentations at national and international conferences. 

Graduate Director:  Samuel Lee
Graduate Coordinator:  Megan Murphy

Clinical Exercise Physiology – MS

The master’s degree provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in preventive and rehabilitative practices for patients with cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases as well as apparently healthy and low risk populations.

Graduate Director:  Brittany Overstreet
Graduate Coordinator:  Megan Murphy

Exercise Science – MS

The program is supported with well-equipped research facilities, including three-dimensional video capabilities, electromyography, and force platforms, as well as equipment for measurement of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary function, bone mineral density, body composition, functional; muscular capacity, blood lactate, and motor unit discharge.

Graduate Director:  Thomas Buckley
Graduate Coordinator:  Megan Murphy