About This Masters Degree
The master of science degree in Integrative Human Physiology integrates knowledge from multiple sciences including anatomy, physiology, physics-mechanics, biochemistry-metabolism, exercise physiology, nutrition, and statistics to advance understanding of human function under a variety of stimuli. Stimuli include human movement, disease, aging, environmental stressors, physical injuries, and ergogenic aids. The program prepares students for further study at the doctoral or professional level, careers in higher education, clinical settings, corporate and community fitness/wellness centers and athletic development programs. Prospective candidates holding a degree in a relevant major, including physiology, exercise physiology, biology, exercise science, biomechanics, chemistry, nutrition, or health sciences, are encouraged to apply. Courses encompassing anatomy, physiology, physics, biomechanics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biology, chemistry, statistics, and nutrition are strongly recommended at the undergraduate level. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a scientific writing example, per department requirements, are required.
Baccalaureate degree in a science-based discipline, such as Physiology, Physiology of Exercise, Exercise Science, Biology, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Human Physiology, Chemistry, Nutrition.
Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (last 90 credits)
Three letters of recommendation with at least two letters from professors in science based classes
A written statement of purpose (a clear, informative letter about your interest in graduate study, research interests, pertinent work experience, and career goals)
Scientific writing example. Prepare a brief appropriately referenced (maximum of 5 references) review paper (two page maximum, single spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt Times font), on the following topic:
Describe the impact of biological aging (focus on ~ 25 years and older) on aerobic capacity and strength in apparently healthy, physically active individuals. Highlight the significance of these changes for exercise performance or one’s ability to perform everyday tasks of daily living
Students are expected to have satisfactorily completed (B or better) an undergraduate course of study that encompasses most if not all the following: human anatomy, human physiology, physiology of exercise, physics, kinesiology, biomechanics, sport nutrition, biochemistry and statistics.
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