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PhD in Exercise Science and Nutrition

Program Coordinator: Dr. Bryan Christensen (Bryan.Christensen.1@ndsu.edu)

The HNES department will offer of a new PhD program in Exercise Science and Nutrition beginning Fall, 2012. For more information and details regarding the new program, please contact the graduate coordinator, Bryan Christensen, at Bryan.Christensen.1@ndsu.edu the admission standards for Fall 2012 will remain the same as posted below.

Graduate Faculty eligible to mentor PhD students:

Dr. Tom Barnhart, Dr. Ardith Brunt, Dr. Bryan Christensen, Dr. Joe Deutsch, Dr. Kara Gange, Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson, Dr. Abby Gold, Dr. Pamela Hansen, Dr. Yeong Rhee, Dr. Sherri Stastny, Dr. Brad Strand, Dr. Donna Terbizan, Dr. Shannon David, Dr. Kyle Hackney, Dr. Wonwoo Byun, Dr. Mary Larson.


Gerontology Ph.D. (Dual-Major):  Exercise Science and Nutrition will be offering a new dual-major Ph.D. in Gerontology beginning Spring 2013

Admission Requirements

Admissions

Of the qualified Ph.D. applicants we receive, we expect to admit up to five students per year, based on the capacity of our current faculty.  In addition to the core faculty members in HNES who will advise students and participate in this program, there are faculty inside and outside of the department whose research interests mesh well with the program.

Admission requirement for the students with a Master's degree

  • Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited university in field closely related to Nutrition, Health, Dietetics, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science.
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • The GRE is required. Applicants who score in the upper 50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative, and writing portions will be given preference in admission to the program.
  • At least one graduate course in statistics and one course in research methods, with grades of B or higher in each.
  • A completed thesis or research paper.
  • For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based). The minimum IELTS score required is 7.0.
  • Agreement to be advised by current HNES graduate faculty member.

Admission requirements for students without an earned Master's degree

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in field closely related to Nutrition, Health, Dietetics, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The GRE is required. Applicants who score in the upper 50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative, and writing portions will be given preference in admission to the program.
  • At least one statistics course or research methods course with grades of B or higher.
  • For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Intranet-based). The minimum IELTS score required is 7.0.
  • Agreement to be advised by current HNES graduate faculty member.


*Application Deadline is March 1st



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