Ph.D. Program Highlights

  • In 2015-2016, 31 Ph.D. students were enrolled in our program. We generally accept between 6–10 new Ph.D. students each year, depending on available funds. All Ph.D. students in the program are supported with full tuition and a salary consisting of a graduate assistantship or fellowship.
  • Currently, 10 Ph.D. University Fellows are supported in the department. We have four research assistantships and 17 teaching assistantships.
  • As of Jan 1, 2016, all Ph.D. students will be supported for nine months at a rate of approximately $16,000. During summer months, most students are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships or through contracts on research grants for a yearly salary ≥ $21,000/yr.
  • We have 15 faculty members who are members of the graduate faculty and can advise Ph.D. students.
  • Several of our graduate faculty are College and University Doctoral Mentoring Award winners.
  • Several graduate faculty members have received recognition as HHP’s “Teacher of the Year.”
  • The majority of our Ph.D. graduate faculty have external funding from the NIH, Department of Defense, national charitable organizations or from industry.
  • We have extensive human and animal laboratories in our building with significant investments in core equipment in cell/muscle biology, biomechanics, neuroscience and cardiovascular science.