The Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics prepares students for academic and research careers. The program trains professionals in basic and applied research addressing important aspects of human health and disease, human performance, and human aging. Students will be equipped to serve the state and the nation in a variety of capacities such as basic and applied research scientists in academic, industrial, and public health settings.

Human Bioenergetics is the multidisciplinary study of how energy is transferred in cells, tissues and organisms. The manner in which the body regulates energy transfer pathways and processes has a fundamental influence on health. These processes convert food into energy and relate directly to human health across the lifespan and the spectrum of functional capacities from chronic disease to elite athletic performance. 

Effective Fall 2014

Core Courses
CM 666/PHIL 666Science and Ethics3
HES 610Exercise Bioenergetics3
HES 700Professional Skills in Bioenergetics3
HES 704AAdvanced Topics in Bioenergetics: Movement3
HES 704BAdvanced Topics in Bioenergetics: Physiology3
HES 793Bioenergetics Seminar 14
Statistics 26
Selected Electives 39
Dissertation
HES 799Dissertation 312
Master Degree Credit
Master Degree Credit 430
Program Total Credits:72

A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.

1

Course must be taken for a minimum of 4 credits and may be repeated.

2

Select six credits of statistics with approval of advisor and graduate committee.

3

Select additional dissertation credits and/or 500-level and above elective credits with approval of advisor and graduate committee to bring the program total to a minimum of 72 credits. 

4

 A maximum of 30 credits may be accepted from a master's degree.