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Exercise Physiology, Doctor of Philosophy

The program offers a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Exercise Physiology.

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: December 30

  • Prerequisites: general and organic chemistry, physiology (5 h), anatomy, nutrition, biochemistry, advanced exercise physiology
  • Minimum 3.5 graduate GPA (4.0=A)

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative  Analytical
GRE 150 3.5

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Exercise Physiology Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Statement of Purpose: Upload a Statement of Purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the “Statement of Purpose” section of your online application.
  • Resume or Vita: Upload a current Resume or Vita to the “Resume/CV” section of your online application.
  • Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the “Recommendations” section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an email with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the December 30 application deadline.
  • Statement of Goals Video: Upload a Statement of Goals Video to the “Portfolio” section of your online application. It should be a one minute video why you want to be in graduate school and your goals with the program.
  • GRE Scores:  Please make arrangements with Educational Testing Services to have official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to our department. MU’s Institutional code is 6875 and our department code: 0214.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)