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Graduate Studies

Graduate Program

The Department of Human Physiology offers two graduate programs:

Post-Professional Athletic Training Master’s Program  Designed to facilitate the development of athletic training professionals with advanced clinical skills, who ask and seek answers to unique scholarly questions via original research as they integrate new knowledge into their evolving clinical philosophy. The result is clinicians who self-assess, critically evaluate new ideas, think creatively, and integrate scientific evidence into clinical practice. More information about this program is available in the 2018 Athletic Training Graduate Student Handbook

Research PhD Program  The primary goal of this program is to provide classroom and research experiences that will allow students to grow into professionals with the knowledge and experience to be great researchers. Providing students with an in-depth understanding of human physiology and advanced research skills is our hallmark. The program also provides students the opportunity to grow as university-level educators.  This is an individualized program with a strong emphasis on research. We encourage applicants to this program, either with or without a MS degree. However, we no longer admit students who are seeking a terminal MS degree based on coursework or research. More information about this program is available in the Graduate Handbook 2018