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Exercise Physiology

The Division of Exercise Physiology offers a program leading to the doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in the School of Medicine. The program gives exceptional students knowledge in basic medical and scientific areas to prepare them for careers as effective and knowledgeable researchers and teachers in the broad field of exercise physiology/kinesiology. In the Division of Exercise Physiology these goals are achieved by several means. Formal course work in the subdisciplines of exercise physiology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology and neuroscience provides the student with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in basic subject matter of medical sciences that can be applied to aspects of exercise and disease. The student's knowledge base will be further strengthened by participation in elective courses offered within the division, selected courses offered by other departments within the School of Medicine and by departments in other colleges of West Virginia University.

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Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Repertoire List

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​International: January 15 Domestic: February 15

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Repertoire List

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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