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Exercise Physiology  Doctoral

Overview

What is Exercise Physiology at WVU like?

Description

Our PhD program is intended to give 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.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: December 15

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Exercise Physiology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Exercise Physiology graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations:

  • Statement of purpose:

The statement of purpose should highlight your scientific interests, research experiences that informed these interests, your motivation for continuing your education and for choosing the Biomedical Sciences graduate programs at West Virginia University, and potential career goals. Applications without personal statements will not be reviewed. The statement of purpose is uploaded in the graduate application.

Scientific Interests

  • Describe how past experiences have motivated you to choose a career in science

Research For each previous experience describe:

  • The scientific question
  • Your role
  • Results and conclusions
  • Length of the experience

Career Goals

  • How does obtaining a PhD support your goals?
  • Describe role models or mentors that assisted in the discussion.

Additional experiences/information

  • Significant service and leadership activities
  • Accomplishments and awards
  • Overcoming past problems or obstacles
  • Be sure to explain gaps in your resume

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