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The Exercise Science Program at the graduate level has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge base and is designed to enable practitioners to bridge the gap between theory, research, and practice. This program prepares masters level students to be exercise scientists for health/fitness clubs, corporate health promotion programs, and rehabilitation settings. The Ph.D. program prepares exercise science researchers, professors, and preventive and/or rehabilitative program directors. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in Exercise Science are the only ones offered in the state of New Mexico, offering a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in Exercise Science. We offer a diversity of courses in exercise science.

The Center for Exercise and Applied Human Physiology is a well-equipped facility and serves teaching, research and service functions for the university community and the community at-large. It includes an exercise testing laboratory, body composition laboratory, and exercise biochemistry laboratory. These laboratories are fully equipped for metabolic testing, computerized muscular fitness assessment, pulmonary function testing, body composition and anthropometric assessment, and enzymatic assays of blood and muscle metabolistes. The Center for Exercise also has a fully-equipped hypobaric chamber for altitude research. Through collaborative arrangements with other research laboratories, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, magnetic resonance imaging, and NMR-specroscopy are available.

Program Prerequisites
Each Master's and Ph.D. degree student is required to satisfy all undergraduate prerequisite coursework and competencies prior to being accepted into the graduate degree programs in Exercise Science.
BASIC SCIENCE
Cadaver Anatomy & Physiology - Biol 237/247L and Biol 238/248L
General Chemistry - Chem 111
Organic/Biochemistry - Chem 212
Physics - Phys 102

MATH and ENGLISH
College Algebra - Math 121
Statistics - Math 145
English Composition - Eng 101 and Eng 102
Technical Writing - Eng 219 or scientific publications
Public Speaking - C&J 130L or documented public speaking experience

EXERCISE SCIENCE and NUTRITION
Motor Learning - PE-P 288
Kinesiology - PE-P 277
Exercise Physiology - PE-P 326
Nutrition - Nutr 244 or equivalent

Admission Requirements
The criteria for admission to the graduate programs in Exercise Science include the following:
1. UNM Graduate School Application.
2. Letter of Intent
3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate level coursework.
4. Satisfactory grades (C or better) in all prerequisite undergraduate coursework.
5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
6. Three letters of recommendation.

For Additional Information Contact:
Dr. Len Kravitz
Exercise Science Program
Johnson Center 1160
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1251
Phone: (505) 277-4136
E-mail: lkravitz@unm.edu

To Receive your Application Package:
Contact Thea Spicer at:
tspicer@unm.edu
Note: The Application forms for a Teaching Assistantship are included in the Applications Package

International Student Applications
Contact the International Admissions department for materials
505-277-5829
goglobal@unm.edu

What are the Deadlines for Application?
Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: October 1
Summer session: April 1

Early application is recommended. These dates also apply for financial aid.

Program Offerings
Exercise Science Master’s Degree
MASTER'S CURRICULUM

The Master's degree program is designed to prepare exercise scientists for health/fitness, corporate, and rehabilitation settings. A minimum of 34 credit hours of coursework beyond the B.S. degree is required for this degree.
PROGRAM OF STUDY (34 CREDIT HOURS)*
Ed Psy 603 Statistical Designs in Education (3)
Ed Psy 505 Planning and Conducting Research (3)

or
PE-P 507 Research Design in HPER (3)

PE-P 500 Exercise Science Seminar (1)
PE-P 501 Intermediate Exercise Physiology (3)
PE-P 502 Designs for Fitness (3)
PE-P 503 EKG Interpretation (3)
PE-P 508 Exercise Testing and Interpretation (3)
PE-P 530 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science (3)
PE-P 532 Body Composition (3)
PE-P 593 Topics: Cardiac Rehabilitation (3)
PE-P 696 Internship in Exercise Science (3)
PPD Elective (3 hr course in PPD approved by your advisor)
*Elective courses from Exercise Science or related disciplines (e.g. Nutrition, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, etc.) may be substituted for any required courses that were satisfactorily completed prior to acceptance into the Master's degree program. ALL COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY YOUR MASTER'S COMMITTEE ON STUDIES.

M.S. & PH.D. EXERCISE SCIENCE ELECTIVES
PE-P 523 Biomechanics

PE-P 528 Neuromuscular Basis of Human Performance
PE-P 535 Exercise Biochemistry

PE-P 579 Sports Physiology

PE-P 587 Physical Activity and Aging

PE-P 625 Writing for Professional Publication
PE-P 627 Seminar in Applied Physiology
PE-P 579 Sports Physiology
PE-P 593 Selected Topics:
Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory
Exercise Endocrinology
Exercise in Extreme Environments
Pediatric Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science Ph.D. Degree
Ph.D. CURRICULUM

The Ph.D. degree program is designed to prepare exercise scientists for academic, research, and clinical settings. A minimum of 74 credit hours of coursework beyond the B.S. degree and 18 credit hours of dissertation is required for this degree.

PROGRAM OF STUDY (74 CREDIT HOURS)*
Core Courses: 13 credit hours
PE-P 500 Exercise Science Seminar (1)
PE-P 505 Foundations for a Professional Philosophy (3)

or

PE-P 541 Ethics Sport/Fitness (3)

Ed Psy 505 Planning & Conducting Research (3)
PE-P 604 Dissertation Seminar (3)
PE-P 625 Writing for Professional Publication (3)
Exercise Science Courses: 36 credit hours
PE-P 501 Intermediate Exercise Physiology (3)
PE-P 502 Designs for Fitness (3)
PE-P 503 EKG Interpretation (3)
PE-P 508 Exercise Testing and Interpretation (3)
PE-P 530 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science (3)
PE-P 535 Exercise Biochemistry (3)
PE-P 627 Seminar in Applied Physiology (3)
PE-P 691 Research Problem (3)
PE-P 696 Research Internship (3)
PE-P 696 Teaching or Clinical Internship (3)

Exercise Science Electives (6 credit hours)
Must be approved by committee chairperson

Biomedical/Technologies: 13 credit hours
New changes as of November 2001
BIOMED 510 Medical Systems Biology II (4)
BIOMED 565 Epidemiologic Methods (3)
OLIT Elective: 3 credit hours (Advisor Approval) (3)

Elective: 3 credit hours in Biomedical/Technologies (Advisor Approval) (3)


Research/Statistics: 12 credit hours
Elective in Research/Statistics (Advisor Approval) (3)
Ed Psy 603 Statistical Designs in Education (3)
Ed Psy 604 Multiple Regression Analysis (3)
Ed Psy 606 Multivariate Analysis (3)
*ALL COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY YOUR Ph.D. COMMITTEE ON STUDIES.

FACULTY
Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D.

St. Louis University
Assistant Professor
Microgravity Physiology
Altitude Physiology
Thermoregulation
277-4852
Email:sschneid@unm.edu
Office: JC 124
http://www.unm.edu/~sschneid/


Robert Robergs, Ph.D.
Ball State University
Associate Professor
Director of Center for Exercise and Applied Human Physiology
Exercise Biochemistry, Energy Metabolism and Altitude Physiology
Altitude Physiology
Phone: 277-2658
Email: rrobergs@unm.edu
Office: JC B144 (CEAHP)
http://www.unm.edu/~rrobergs/


Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Assistant Professor
Consumer Exercise Product Testing
Physical Fitness Assessment and Prescription
Phone: 277-4136
Email: lkravitz@unm.edu
Office: JC 1160

Adjunct Faculty and Staff
Sharon Griffin, Ph.D.
Universityof New Mexico
Glycerol Research
Blood Pressure Measurement
Sports Nutrition

http://www.unm.edu/~sgriffin/

Email: sgriffin@unm.edu

David James, M.D.
UNM School of Medicine
Medical Director of Center for Exercise Laboratory
Family Practice and Community Medicine
Pulmonary Physiology

Jack Loeppky, Ph.D.
Lovelace Research Institutes
Pulmonary Physiology
Altitude Physiology

Cristine Mermier, M.S.
University of New Mexico
Center for Exercise Laboratory Coordinator
Clinical Exercise Testing

Paul Montner M.D., M.P.H.
UNM School of Medicine
Veteran’s Administration Hospital
Department of Pulmonology
Pulmonary Physiology

Virginia Wilmerding, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Dance Science
Neuromuscular Performance
Kinesiology
Email: pett@unm.edu
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