May 30, 2023
General Program Information
Graduate School Contact:
Linda Raines; email@example.com; 423-439-6158
Michael H. Stone, Ph.D., Professor, Sport Physiology & Performance Program Coordinator
Chris Ayres, M.S., Associate Professor, Department Chair
Chris Ayres; Jason Davis; Andy Dotterweich; Diana Mozen; Mike Ramsey; 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:
- Payment of required nonrefundable application fee;
- Completed application form;
- One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU;
- Vita or resume;
- Personal essay explaining career and educational goals and general area of interest for the dissertation;
- Official scores on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
- Four letters of recommendation with at least two from former college instructors;
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.
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;
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.
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:
Major Field Core Requirements: 33 Credit Hours
Sport Performance Concentration
Required hours: 15 Credit Hours
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