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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Physiology and Performance, Ph.D. (Sport Performance Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

Rene Palumbo; palumbo@etsu.edu; 423-439-6158

Michael H. Stone, Ph.D., Exercise Physiology & Performance Program Coordinator

Box 70654
(423) 439-5796
e-mail: stonem@etsu.edu

Chris Ayres, M.S., Ed.D., Chair and Sport Management Program Coordinator

Box 70654
(423) 439-5259
e-mail: ayresc@etsu.edu

Diana Mozen, Ph.D., K-12 Physical Education Program Coordinator

Box 70654
(423) 439-6157
e-mail: mozend@etsu.edu


Chris Ayres; Jason Davis; Andy Dotterweich; Diana Mozen; Mike Ramsey; Brian Smith; Mike Stone.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Physiology and Performance

The Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Physiology and Performance with concentrations in Sport Physiology and Sport Performance.

Program Admission Requirements

The following are required for admission into the Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance graduate program:

  1. Payment of required nonrefundable application fee;
  2. Completed application form;
  3. One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU;
  4. Vita or resume;
  5. Personal essay explaining career and educational goals and general area of interest for the dissertation;
  6. Official scores on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  7. Four letters of recommendation with at least two from former college instructors;
  8. A master’s degree (thesis preferred) or bachelor’s degree (strong research component) in biology, Exercise Science, or related discipline from an accredited university. It is recommended that entering students have an undergraduate background in statistics, general chemistry, general biology, human anatomy and physiology. Students admitted with a B.S. or M.S. degree are expected to meet all doctoral requirements, including course prerequisites or equivalencies. Thus, the program of study for a student entering with a B.S. degree will exceed the 72 credit hour minimum and extend the program of study.

  9. 3.4 overall GPA for applicants with a master’s degree or 3.0 for applicants with a bachelor’s degree on a 4.0 scale;

  10. A personal or phone interview with members of the admission committee. Factors to be considered in the interview include academic success, evidence of leadership skills, writing skills, computer skills, and oral communication skills.

Degree Requirements

Residency: All students in the PH.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance graduate program are required to have at least two semesters of full-time residency.

All graduate students in the Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance graduate program are required to take the following:

Sport Performance Concentration

Required hours: 15 Credit Hours

Guided Electives:

Based on the needs of the student (examples):

Minimum Elective Hours: 9 Credit Hours

Required concentration hours: 24 Credit Hours


Minimum Dissertation Hours: 15 Credit Hours

Total Minimum Hours required for graduation: 72 Credit Hours

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