Wednesday March 10, 2010
Comparative & Exercise Physiology
Broad knowledge of physiology is provided for all students by the required completion of a minimum of two required physiology classes as well as elective physiology courses. The elective courses provide specialized education appropriate to the student’s interests. The course of study depends on the student’s research area and academic history, and is determined by negotiation between the student, the student’s advisor, and the advisory committee.
The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 45 total credit hours (including research and thesis), of which 30 hours must be formal course work. Students are encouraged to finish the program within two years.
Ph.D. students receive broad knowledge of physiology through the completion of a minimum of two required physiology classes as well as elective physiology courses. These classes are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisory committee. Additional elective courses provide specialized education appropriate to the student’s interests. Ph.D. students also develop working scientific skills through annual presentations in a seminar series in which students present their research or lead discussions of recent journal articles.
Required “breadth” classes are, at a minimum, two courses (at least 6 credit hours) that students take outside of their area of specialization. These classes are chosen in consultation with the student’s dissertation committee and approved by the Section Committee. These classes can be any graduate course in BIOS that is not a required class (see below) or listed as a suggested elective course within the discipline context of ‘Exercise, Comparative and Cardiovascular Physiology’ (see below). Additionally, any graduate course in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, psychology, computer science or engineering can be used to satisfy this requirement providing it is approved by the student’s advisory committee. Classes designated by an asterisk (*) in the list below are NOT considered acceptable “breadth” classes for ‘Comparative and Exercise Physiology’ Graduate Students.