Exercise PhysiologyDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctoral students in the Ph.D. in Human Sciences program, who are interested in academic research and teaching careers in exercise physiology research, will be advised by Dr. Terry Housh. Students will acquire advanced competencies in nutrition, exercise, research design, and statistics. Following graduation, they will be well-prepared for teaching and research careers.
- NUTR 884 Physiology of Exercise (3)
- NUTR 886 Exercise Testing and Exercise Programming in Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation (4)
- NUTR 950 Integrated Principles of Human Nutrition (3) or other 800- or 900- level metabolism courses
- NUTR 960 Nutrient Function During Exercise
- Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences (view online at: catalog.unl.edu/professional/courses/nutr)
- Within other departments which align with your area of study (view online at: catalog.unl.edu/graduate-professional)
To view a listing of example courses of interest to NHS students, visit: cehs.unl.edu/nhs/courses-offered.
GRE is not required.
Doctoral Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship with Dr. Terry Housh
- Available annually starting in the fall.
- Teaching is in the fall and spring semesters, with summer teaching also available.
- High priority for students who:
- are committed to a research career
- teach exercise physiology, exercise testing, and exercise programming in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation
- have completed courses in exercise science at the undergraduate or master's level
- Only students with completed applications will be considered for this graduate assistantship.
For more information regarding assistantships and fellowships, visit: cehs.unl.edu/nhs/assistantships.
- Nutrition and Exercise Consultant
- Health-Fitness Instructor-ACSM
- Exercise Specialist-ACSM
- Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist-ACSM
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist-NSCA