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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 10 credits in required program core courses, 15 credits in required foundational courses, 12 credits minimum in courses relevant to specialization area, and 9 to 11 credits in dissertation research.

Core PhD program courses
PUBH 6421Responsible Conduct of Research
PUBH 8099Doctoral Topics (Cross Cutting Concepts in PH only-1 credit)
PUBH 8416Study Design and Evaluation Methods
or PUBH 6247 Epidemiologic Methods I: Design of Health Studies
or PUBH 6495 Field Trial Methods and Application
PUBH 8418Applied Statistical Analysis
or PUBH 6862 Applied Linear Regression Analysis for Public Health Research
PUBH 8435PhD Dissertation Proposal Development
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health 1
Foundational courses
EXNS 6202Advanced Exercise Physiology I
PUBH 6619Fundamentals of Nutrition Science
PUBH 6611Nutrition Assessment
EXNS 6810Advanced Metabolism
EXNS 8108Laboratory Techniques in Human Physiology and Nutrition
EXNS 8110Seminar in Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition ((2 credits))
At least 12 credits in elective courses relevant to a specialization area.
Dissertation research
EXNS 8999Dissertation Research (taken for 9 to 11 credits)