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Exercise Physiology


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Graduate Information

OFFICE: Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 351
TELEPHONE: 619-594-5541
WEBSITE: https://ens.sdsu.edu

Faculty

Director: Mahar, Matthew T., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Director (B.S., State University of New York, Cortland; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston)

Associate Director: Kahan, David M., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Associate Director (B.S., M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Ohio State University)

Graduate Adviser/Lecturer: Meredith, Suzanne L., B.A., Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty:

Buono, Michael J., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and Biology (B.S., East Stroudsburg State College; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Cannon, Daniel T., Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., M.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Leeds, England)

Kressler, Jochen, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.A., San Diego State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami)

O’Connor, Shawn M., Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Reschechtko, Sasha, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)

Additional Faculty:

Verity, Larry S., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Emeritus (B.S., State University of New York, Cortland; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Purdue University)

Emeritus Faculty:

Aufsesser, Peter M., Ph.D., 1975-2010, Professor of Physical Education

Beshgetoor, Donna L., Ph.D., 1996-2013, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Carter, J.E. Lindsay, Ph.D., 1962-1992, Professor of Physical Education

Cooke, Gwen C., Ph.D., 1978-1992, Professor of Family Studies and Consumer Sciences

Dickerson, Mary E., Ph.D., 1967-1990, Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Consumer Sciences

Francis, Peter R., Ph.D., 1981-2003, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Franz, Edward P., M.A., 1965-2003, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Friedman, Abraham M., Ph.D., 1963-1983, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Harris, Janet C., Ph.D., 2006-2010, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Josephson, Ronald V., Ph.D., 1975-2001, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

King, Harry A., Ph.D., 1978-1997, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Kolkhorst, Fred W., Ph.D., 1998-2017, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

LaMaster, Kathryn J., Ph.D., 1996-2016, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Resource Management; Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Landis, Jean, M.S., 1968-1979, Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Levy, Susan S., Ph.D., 2001-2021, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

McKenzie, Thomas L., Ph.D., 1980-2004, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Mechikoff, Robert A., Ph.D., 1981-2010, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Nichols-Bernhard, Jeanne F., Ph.D., 1985-2011, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Patterson, Patricia, Ph.D., 1985-2012, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Robasciotti, Carole A., M.S., 1980-2004, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts; Lecturer in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Rushall, Brent S., Ph.D., 1985-2004, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Selder, Dennis J., Ph.D., 1968-2000, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Simmons, Roger W., Ph.D., 1976-2011, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Sleet, David A., Ph.D., 1974-1997, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and Health Science

Spindler, Audrey A., Ph.D., 1977-2007, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Sucec, Anthony A., Ed.D., 1967-2001, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Wells, Richard W., M.A., 1961-1994, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Williamson, Gloria R., M.A., 1961-1979, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Associateships and Assistantships

Graduate teaching associateships are available for a limited number of qualified students. These provide essential education, technical training, and creative experience necessary for future professional and scholarly activity or college-level teaching. Graduate assistantships are also available in some cases to aid faculty research. Applications and additional information on graduate programs may be obtained from the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences website at https://ens.sdsu.edu.

General Information

The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and a concurrent graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in nutritional science and Master of Science degree in exercise physiology. The major objective of the concurrent graduate program is to offer preparation in the interrelated fields of nutritional science and exercise physiology. In order to be granted permission to enroll in coursework leading to completion of the didactic program in dietetics (accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics), students admitted to the Master of Science degree in nutritional sciences, or the concurrent Master of Science degree in nutritional science and Master of Science degree in exercise physiology, students must have completed all of the following (or equivalent courses) with a GPA of 3.1 or better: BIOL 100 , BIOL 100L , BIOL 211 , BIOL 211L , BIOL 212 , BIOL 336 ; CHEM 100 , CHEM 130 , CHEM 160 ; and a statistics course (e.g., PSY 280 ).

The Master of Science degree in exercise physiology has strong theoretical and practical components that provide a basis for students who anticipate employment in the field of rehabilitative and/or preventive exercise, as well as for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in exercise science. The faculty includes researchers who are professionally active in areas of study such as thermoregulation, nutrition and metabolism, exercise and aging, cardiac and metabolic pathophysiology, and environmental physiology. The school provides the students an opportunity to gain exercise-related experience under the close supervision of faculty. Graduate students learn pragmatic skills, such as physiological testing, exercise training, and participant education in the field of preventive and clinical exercise programming.

Admission to Graduate Study

All applicants must submit admissions materials separately to SDSU Graduate Admissions and to the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences.

Graduate Admissions

The following materials should be submitted as a complete package directly to:

Graduate Admissions

Enrollment Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

  1. Official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all postsecondary institutions attended;

    NOTE:
    • Students who attended SDSU need only submit transcripts for work completed since last attendance.
    • Students with international coursework must submit both the official transcript and proof of degree. If documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  2. English language score, if medium of instruction was in a language other than English (http://www.ets.org SDSU institution code 4682).

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