Ph.D. students, emphasis: Physical activity and health

Ph.D. in Kinesiology

Emphasis: Physical activity and health

Physical Activity and Health is an emerging discipline with the goal of promoting health and preventing chronic diseases through physical activity promotion in various populations. The emphasis area in Physical Activity and Health is intended to provide students with advanced study in physical activity and health promotion and disease prevention, as well as study designs from an epidemiological approach. The emphasis area will cover a variety of courses, including physical activity epidemiology, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, movement science, and statistics, which provide a solid foundation sufficient to understand and conduct research in this field. Research efforts in this area are directed at validating the emerging technologies in assessing physical activity, effects of emerging technologies (i.e., active video games, virtual reality) on individuals’ health outcomes (i.e., cardiorespiratory fitness, motor skills) and perception/action (i.e., motion sickness), and the associations between physical activity and various outcomes (i.e., cognitive functions, biomarkers) of aging and cancer.