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The Applied Kinesiology area prepares graduates for careers as educators and researchers in the areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and health promotion
Students in the program work closely with faculty in an immersive and supportive environment to carry out innovative and applied research
Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities that are equipped with the latest tools for measuring physiological and biomechanical responses to exercise and other lifestyle behaviors
Study of the relationships among mechanics, energetics and control of human movement. Emphasis will be placed on the application of mechanical concepts in biomechanics research. Course includes laboratory assignments. Prerequisite: EXSC 417 or EXSC 517.
A study of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Effects of exercise on the system will also be discussed. Prerequisite: EXSC 630.
An ergogenic aid is any technique or substance (nutritional, drug, etc.) used to enhance mental or physical performance. This course introduces students to the various classes of ergogenic aids and critically explores scientific research regarding their use, prevalence, physiological effects, and safety, as well as ethical concerns.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Applied Kinesiology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application to the University.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees completed.
Two writing samples.
A current copy of your resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Three letters of recommendation from professional sources qualified to assess your suitability for study at the doctoral level. One letter of recommendation should be from a graduate advisor or faculty member and one should be from a current or former supervisor.
Official GRE scores taken within the last 5 years that indicate a total score of at least 297 (1000 by former scoring standard) for both the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and a minimum of 4.5 on the analytical writing component. While these scores are recommended, other portions of the total application package will be considered. The Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area will also accept GMAT scores of 470 or higher.
Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit current scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Competitive graduate assistantships, with a tuition waiver, are available for select qualified fulltime students.
Students may apply for a competitive college-wide dissertation fellowship during the dissertation phase.
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