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The Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences–Physiology Interdisciplinary prepares graduates in areas that include cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine and neuroendocrine, reproductive or exercise physiology. In this context, emphasis is placed on an integrative approach for both research and graduate education. As with other program areas, the physiology program takes advantage of the latest molecular and cellular techniques to address questions related to human diseases.
Faculty members are drawn from various departments at Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Although graduate work may be completed in any of the various research areas, faculty are listed in two general specializations: (1) environmental and comparative physiology and (2) cardiopulmonary and exercise physiology. Each specialization addresses different subject areas of physiology and each has an associated training faculty. The degree program is research oriented and designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in physiological principles and techniques within several well-defined focus areas.
The Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences–Physiology is offered in consortium with Cleveland Clinic and Northeast Ohio Medical University.
- Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores (effective for spring 2023 admissions, the GRE will no longer be required)
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 600 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 100 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 85 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 68 PTE score
- Minimum 120 Duolingo English test score
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Publish their research in peer-reviewed journals
- Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students
- Seek employment in fields that reflect their area of training
|BMS 70120||LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (taken twice)||4|
|BMS 71000||RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH||1|
|BMS 71001||INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES||1|
|CHEM 50245||BIOCHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE||4|
|Biostatistical Analysis Elective, choose from the following:||3-6|
|BIOANTHROPOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS I|
|RESEARCH PROCESSES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY |
and QUANTITATIVE AND RESEARCH METHODS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
|QUANTITATIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS I|
|Neuroscience or Exercise Physiology Electives, choose from the following:||4-6|
|CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE|
|ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY |
and ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: READINGS AND CASE STUDIES
|ENERGY METABOLISM AND BODY COMPOSITION |
and CARDIO-RESPIRATORY FUNCTION
|BMS 80199||DISSERTATION I 2||30|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post-Baccalaureate Students:||90|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours for Post-Master's Students:||60|
Elective courses and research must be approved by the student's guidance committee.
Upon completion of course requirements and candidacy exam, doctoral students must register for BMS 80199 for two semesters for a total of 30 credit hours. Thereafter, it is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for BMS 80299 each semester until all requirements for the degree have been met. As soon after completion of candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established, consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member – a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee their prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal and may accept it as submitted or reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.
Post-baccalaureate students must complete a minimum 60 credit hours, and post-master's students a minimum 30 credit hours, of coursework prior to dissertation.