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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, PhD

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The doctoral degree in bioenergetics and exercise science is an interdisciplinary degree program housed in the Department of Kinesiology and offered in conjunction with the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. This program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to address the role of energy transposition in health and disease under resting and exercise conditions. Students address research questions that range from the whole body to the gene level as they investigate the mechanisms by which physically active lifestyles influence disease processes, prevention, and treatment. Students can choose between four concentrations of study: biomechanics and motor control; cellular and molecular bioenergetics; exercise physiology and behavioral science; and nutritional exercise physiology. Graduates are prepared for employment in health care, government, and academic private institutions.

The bioenergetics and exercise science program requires a minimum of 69 s.h. as follows:

2. Foundations in bioenergetics and exercise science - 7 s.h.

3. Research and application - 36 s.h.

Research design - 6 s.h.

Statistics - 3 s.h.

  • Select a 3 s.h. advanced statistics course

Dissertation - 27 s.h. (minimum)

4. Concentrations - 24 s.h.

(Select one of the following.)

Biomechanics and motor control - 24 s.h.

Cellular and molecular bioenergetics - 24 s.h.


* One of the following courses is required for the cellular and molecular bioenergetics concentration: KINE 7211  or KINE 8320 .    

Exercise physiology and behavioral science - 24 s.h. **


** At least 12 s. h. of the 24 s. h. in the exercise physiology and behavioral science concentration must be from courses which are at the 7,000 or 8,000-level.  All electives must be selected in consultation with concentration mentor.

Nutritional exercise physiology - 24 s.h.

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