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Overview

The Department of Human Physiology offers two graduate programs: the Athletic Training MS Program and the Research-Intensive MS/PhD Program.

Athletic Training MS Program

The department offers a graduate program in human physiology with an emphasis in athletic training leading to the master of science (MS). This curriculum is one of fourteen post-professional programs accredited by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). The primary goal of this program is to provide classroom and clinical experiences that will allow entry-level certified athletic trainers to grow into professionals with the experience and confidence to be great clinicians. Providing students with advanced clinical skills is our hallmark. The program also provides students with the opportunity to grow as leaders, teachers, and researchers. Admission is granted only to students who are certified by the NATA Board of Certification or who have qualified for the certification examination.  Graduate teaching fellowships (GTF) are available for highly qualified students who are certified as athletic trainers. The GTF award provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend that varies in amount according to the assignment. Employment settings include intercollegiate athletics, high schools, club and recreational sports, and intramural athletics.  Qualified students can find more information about the program, including requirements, deadlines, and the online graduate application, at the Graduate Studies in Athletic Training website.

Research-Intensive MS/PhD Program

The department offers a graduate program in human physiology with an emphasis on research leading to the master of science (MS) and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. 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. Graduate teaching and research fellowships (GTF) are available for highly qualified students to teach undergraduate laboratories or assist in research projects. The GTF award provides a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend that varies in amount according to the assignment. Interested students should review information on faculty research interests on the department website (Faculty). Information about the program requirements, deadlines, and the online graduate application are available on the Graduate Admissions website.