Exercise Science

The MD-PhD required curriculum for the PhD consists of 72 credit hours from required and elective courses, drawn from these lists.

Prerequisites from the first two years of medical education curriculum

ANA 500 Anatomy 6.0 cr
IMC 502 Fundamentals I 7.2 cr
IMC 504 Fundamentals II 3.8 cr
IMC 510 GI and Metabolism 5.5 cr
IMC 514 Musculoskeletal 2.5 cr
IMC 602 Cardiovascular 7.2 cr
IMC 606-610 Neuroscience I and II 3.8 cr
    36.0 cr

Exercise Science departmental requirements

ES 502

Neuromuscular and Metabolic Responses to Exercise

3.0 cr

ES 503

Cardiopulmonary Responses to Exercise

3.0 cr

CHB 550 Population Health and Wellbeing 3.0 cr

NTR 503

Nutrition and Health

3.0 cr

NTR 505

Exercise Nutrition

2.0 cr

ES 620 Grant Writing 2.0 cr
CHB 620 Research Ethics (or equivalent) 3.0 cr

ES 598


10-12.0 cr*

MST 601

MD-PhD Research Seminar

1.0 cr/sem

* A minimum of 10 credit hours of dissertation credit (ES 598) is required, with a maximum of 12 credits. You are expected to spend a minimum of four semesters involved in laboratory research.

Remaining credit hours will be selected to fulfill competencies in statistics, scientific and grant writing, and research ethics.