You can choose from a variety of degree programs within the School of Public Health. Some degrees offer multiple majors. For each program, you'll take a core set of public health courses in addition to courses specific to your major. And you'll get to choose electives from across disciplines to suit your interests.
Develop innovative biostatistical methodologies and conduct collaborative research with students, faculty, and practitioners.
Research the effects of environmental factors on human health and disease.
Study the causes and distribution of disease in human populations.
Investigate areas involving health promotion and disease prevention.
Human performance pertains to more than the performance of athletes in sport; it pertains to the physiological, neurological, psychological, and mechanical aspects of our daily lives. Whether you are interested in researching how exercise affects elite athletes, older adults, cancer survivors, children with disabilities, or other populations, our doctoral degree in human performance can be customized to fit your interests.
Research the mechanical aspects of human motion, with an emphasis in gait and running mechanics, to improve performance and prevent musculoskeletal injury. Performance-related research includes: gait energetics, improving walking function in older adults, alleviating pain, and mobile monitoring using wearable technology. This doctoral degree will prepare you for faculty and teaching positions as well as a research career in clinical or private industry settings.
Understanding how the various cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems respond to challenges posed by acute exercise and exercise training is the primary goal of this emphasis. Exercise physiology often aims to optimize physical performance and/or improve health outcomes in a range of populations, including elite athletes, manual laborers, older adults, and those with chronic diseases. This area of emphasis will prepare students well for post-doctoral training and a tenure-track faculty appointment at a research-oriented institution.
The neural and psychological aspects of human performance are the focus of the Motor Learning and Control emphasis. You will take a core of research-oriented classes and engage in research projects before you begin working on your dissertation. With this emphasis, you will be well prepared for faculty research and teaching jobs at colleges and universities.
This competitive program offers you an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport management intended to build upon your personal interests with a thorough foundation in sport. This emphasis will provide you with a wide variety of study and research opportunities within the field of sport management, such as business, communication, and history. You will develop the research, critical thinking, and teaching skills necessary to be successful in academia. Admission to the doctoral program is dependent on the availability of a faculty advisor in the area of study.
Learn to conduct theoretical research in the field as you focus on a specific area of leisure behavior.