The PhD in Health, Leisure and Human Performance, option in Health and Human Performance
has two emphasis tracks: exercise physiology and health education and promotion. Our
doctoral students strive to advance health, prevention, 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.
We also study proactive health behaviors that can help avoid negative health outcomes,
including what influences those behaviors. Research areas include:
Full-time students may be eligible for graduate assistantships in the School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation, 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
email@example.com for more information.
Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the
College of Education and Human Sciences.