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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Physiology, PhD


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Exercise Physiology Requirements


  • The Plan of Study is to be submitted for Graduate Faculty review in the second semester of doctoral study.
  • A minimum of 90 credits is required in the Doctoral Program
  • A maximum of 30 credits from the master’s degree, plus 9 post master’s doctoral level courses may be applied to the doctoral plan of studies.
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 3000 level for courses taken at the University of Pittsburgh. Note that only 3 hours can be in a Directed Study or Clinical Internship, and only 3 hours can be in a College Teaching Practicum (enrollment in a College Teaching Practicum Requires Prior Department Approval).

 

Major Field Health and Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology (30-36 Credits)

Collateral Area (9-18 Credits Minimum)

Courses in academic discipline studies supportive of the candidate’s major field of specialization. These credits must be in coursework outside the School of Education.

Research Methodlogy (15 Credits Minimum)

Minimum requirement is for the student to demonstrate coursework through ANOVA and ANCOVA, and HPA 3400 Advanced Research Methodology

Research Practicum (6 Credits Minimum)

Electives (Credits Variable)

Dissertation (18 Credits Minimum)

 

PhD Core Curriculum


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    Methods Courses Credits / Units: 15

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    Preparing students to tackle problems of practice and policy, and create innovative research agendas, requires intentionality in the mentods coursework that supports students’ development of independent projects, meaningful contributions to advisors’ research, and critical analysis of past research. To help ensure that students develop the necessary analytic competencies, students across the areas of concentration (ARCOs) for the PhD in the School of Education are required to complete a minimum of 5 methods courses: Quantitative 1 (EDUC 2100) and 2 (EDUC 3100); Qualitative 1 (EDUC 3104); and 2 seminars in advanced quantitative or qualitative methods, determined by the student and their advisor.

     

  • EDUC 3100 - INTRODUCTION TO QUAN METHODS: DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
  • EDUC 3103 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS 2
  • EDUC 3104 - INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE METHODS
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    First Year Seminar Credits / Units: 3

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    To further support students’ research competencies, PhD students also participate in a school wide first year seminar (EDUC 3102) and EDUC 3105). This seminar meets every other week (1 credit in fall and 2 credits in spring, taken over and above the typical 9 credit course load) and focuses on familiarizing students with practical and ethical issues in research (e.g., necessary clearances for working in schools, resolving questions of authorship and authorship order, human subjects guidelines), and supporting students work on their pre-dissertation proposal (e.g., developing innovative research questions, conducting a literaature review).

     

  • EDUC 3102 - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 1
  • EDUC 3105 - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 2
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    Additionally, PhD students enroll in writing seminar courses taken over and above the typical 9-credit course load beginning in the second year of study. These credits are above and beyond the 90 credits required for graduation.

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