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Exercise Science and Nutrition

North Dakota State University

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Actively Encourage Healthy Lifestyles through Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service


Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
P.O Box 6050 Dept 2620
Fargo, North Dakota, 58108, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The HNES Department offers a Ph.D. program in Exercise Science and Nutrition. For more information and details regarding the program, please contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Kyle Hackney, at Kyle.Hackney@ndsu.edu .

Graduate Faculty eligible to mentor Ph.D. students: Dr. Bryan Christensen, Dr. Shannon David, Dr. Joe Deutsch, Dr. Marty Douglas, Dr. Kara Gange, Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson, Dr. Kyle Hackney, Dr. Elizabeth Hilliard, Dr. Jenny Linker, Dr. Katie Lyman, Dr. Ryan McGrath, Dr. Yeong Rhee, Dr. Ashley Roseno, Dr. Sherri Stastny, Dr. Brad Strand, and Dr. Donna Terbizan.
Gerontology Ph.D. (Dual-Major): Exercise Science and Nutrition offer a dual-major Ph.D. with Gerontology.


Academic Fields

Dietetics/Dietitian.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Sports and Exercise.
Athletic Training/Trainer.

Degrees

Doctoral, Ph.D, Doctorate of Philosphy in Exercise Science and Nutrition
Master's, M.S, Masters of Science Option in Exercise /Nutrition Science


Formats

On-Campus

Keywords

PhD, Exercise Science, Nutrition Science, dietetics, Research

Contacts

Dr. Kyle Hackney

Dr. Kyle Hackney
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
kyle.hackney@ndsu.edu
kyle.hackney@ndus.edu
7012316706

Neely Benton

Neely Benton
Student Recruitment Coordinator
neely.benton@ndsu.edu
neely.benton@ndsu.edu
701-231-8476

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Admission Requirements: PhD Program

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.

Ph.D. Program Application Information and Requirements

The application process is online through the Graduate School Homepage. Applications that are received and complete by March 15th will be given priority for fall semester. Applications that are received and complete after March 15th will be reviewed through May 1st for consideration for fall semester.

https://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/graduate_programs/phd_in_exercise_science_and_nutrition/
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The Exercise/Nutrition Science MS option prepares the graduate for advanced positions with an emphasis in the areas of physical activity, exercise science, nutrition, and health promotion. The department is devoted to researching and understanding the long-term effects of physical activity and nutrition, and translating this research into effective exercise science and wellness programs for children, adolescents, and men and women of all ages. This option is appropriate for athletic trainers, nutrition, and exercise science graduates.

Minimum criteria to be considered for admission: MS Option
(meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee acceptance)

GPA 3.0 or higher

Undergraduate major of Dietetics, Exercise Science, or closely related fields


Academic Backgrounds


Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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