The Applied Physiology specialization includes core coursework in research design and statistics as well as area-specific study tailored in accordance with the research interests of the student and expertise of the advisor. Students interested in the program are strongly encouraged to establish their research interests and program goals with Dr. Scott Davis, Dr. Sushmita Purkayastha, or Dr. Peter Weyand before submitting an application. The primary program requirement is successful completion of a journal style dissertation that includes a minimum of three manuscripts that have been accepted and/or submitted for publication. Prior to successful completion of a dissertation, students must pass written and oral qualifying exams.

The Ph.D. in Applied Physiology is part of the broader Simmons Ph.D. program.  Applicants can find admissions requirements here. Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Education.