Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied exercise physiology. Graduates are trained for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry, the military and research institutes. To be admitted to the program, a member of the graduate faculty must accept students.
Emphases in the applied programs are in neuromuscular efficiency and control, cardiorespiratory response to exercise, exercise and lipid metabolism and changes in bone structure and metabolism in response to exercise as well as disuse, bed rest and microgravity.
Emphases in basic research include mechanisms of exercise-induced injury, neuromuscular efficiency, muscle metabolism and free radical stress and the molecular biology of bone adaptation to stress. Specific areas of research correspond to those of the exercise physiology faculty.
I like how individual the Exercise Physiology doctorate program can be. I have taken courses in multiple departments which has given me many different perspectives to consider as I dive into research and teaching. I also have been given opportunities to converse and engage with professors from all different research and teaching backgrounds which has helped shape me as a teacher and a researcher.
The program is also set up so that you go through the curriculum with many of the same people. It has helped me create lasting friendships that will continue long after I finish my Ph.D.
I really appreciate the time that the professors have taken both in the classroom and out to make my experience here fun, exciting and challenging. Professors care about the students and our success in the program. They truly challenge you to go above and beyond the textbook and give you the space to come to your own conclusions throughout the process.
CEHD Grad Talk
“The Drive to Be Physically Active Can be a Gut Decision” by Ayland Letsinger, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
Frequently Asked Questions
I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?
Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 335 Blocker. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (979) 862-4052 (Tyler Fadal) or (979) 458-2673 (Carmen Hoffmann). You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is 4243 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4243.
What are the typical program costs?
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Can you guide me through the application process?
Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $50 application fee for domestic applicants and $75 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following offices: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Is the GRE required?
Yes, the GRE is required.