Program Director: J. Sacheck

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) in exercise physiology and applied nutrition (EPAN) incorporates a fundamental and deep core appreciation that both exercise and nutrition together are more powerful in fighting many of the most significant public health problems of our time uniquely integrating both disciplines and which often have synergistic impacts on health. This multidisciplinary program provides a rigorous educational opportunity with a curriculum grounded in science and includes the use of sound methodological approaches and innovative thinking that leads to the advancement of knowledge that can be translated into real-world health applications of physiology and nutrition.  

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 10 credits in required core courses, 14 credits in program-specific foundational courses, 12 to 15 credits in "tailoring" elective courses, and 9 to 12 credits in dissertation research.

Core Courses
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health
PUBH 6421Responsible Conduct of Research
PUBH 8099Doctoral Topics (topic Seminar in Cross Cutting Concepts in Public Health only)
PUBH 8416Study Design & Evaluation Methods
PUBH 8418Applied Statistical Analysis
or PUBH 6862 Applied Linear Regression Analysis for Public Health Research
PUBH 8435PhD Dissertation Proposal Development
Program-specific foundational courses
EXNS 6209Advanced Concepts in Nutrition Science
EXNS 6810Advanced Metabolism
EXNS 8106Advanced Concepts in Applied Human Physiology
EXNS 8108Laboratory Techniques in Human Physiology and Nutrition
EXNS 8110Seminar in Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition
12 to 15 credits in elective "tailoring" courses selected in consultation with the advisor.
Dissertation research
EXNS 8999Dissertation Research (taken for 9 to 12 credits)

In order to continue to candidacy after required coursework has been completed, the comprehensive examination must be successfully completed.