The PhD in Health, Leisure and Human Performance, option in Health and Human Performance
is designed for those who want to become a leader in the field. Our doctoral students
strive to advance health, physical activity and sport performance through relevant
clinical- and performance-based research and instruction. Graduates go on to serve
as faculty at higher education institutions or enter the workplace as scholar-practitioners.
Our mission is to perform high-quality research that is both innovative and impactful. Our labs use state-of-the-art technology to
investigate physiological changes with aging, training, fatigue, disease and more.
Research areas include:
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.5 minimum graduate GPA required)
Three letters of recommendation
Professional goal statement (approximately two pages, double-spaced)
Professional writing sample (scholarly paper, thesis, report or other publication
within the last 10 years)
*If you have not completed a master’s degree prior to admission, you must complete
all master’s-level prerequisites in addition to the doctoral requirements.
Cost & Assistance
Full-time students may be eligible for graduate assistantships, either as a Graduate
Teaching Associate (GTA) or a Graduate Research Associate (GRA). These positions are
highly competitive and typically awarded in the spring semester. Those granted assistantships
are eligible to receive a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the
College of Education and Human Sciences.