Prerequisites

  • The prerequisite for applicants to the Ph.D. program in biokinesiology is either: (a) a bachelor’s degree or higher with a science major or equivalent; or (b) a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy with appropriate basic science content. Courses completed at the time of application must include work (with appropriate laboratory study) in chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. Course work in anatomy, physiology, histology, cell biology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biochemistry, trigonometry, analytical geometry and calculus is highly recommended.

    Candidates should be computer literate. International applicants will be considered on a special evaluation of credentials.

    Students deficient in certain prerequisites may be admitted subject to completion of requirements within two years after admission; An additional year may be granted upon review of the student’s program by a faculty committee member. Work in any prerequisite subject will not be part of the required 60 units for the Doctor of Philosophy.