College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences

About This Program

The Ph.D. degree in Exercise Physiology prepares students for a wide variety of career options, including exercise prescription and research. The program develops the competencies needed for those who intend to teach exercise physiology, pursue research or apply exercise physiology in practice.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Biological science teachers, postsecondary

  • 9.3% much faster than the average
  • 64,700 number of jobs
  • $85,600 potential earnings

Exercise physiologists

  • 11.3% much faster than the average
  • 19,800 number of jobs
  • $50,280 potential earnings

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

  • 6.1% faster than the average
  • 138,300 number of jobs
  • $91,510 potential earnings


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.