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Graduate Opportunities

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology enhances the research experiences of Michigan Tech graduate students who declare an interest in our areas of focus. Students can pursue an MS in Kinesiology, as well as a PhD in Physical Therapy or a PhD with our faculty through the Biological Sciences program or the Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors program.

FacultyAreas of Interests
Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans; Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress; Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans; Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity; Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes
Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.; Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.; Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.
Clinical and Applied Human Physiology; Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure; Metabolic Syndrome; Specificity of Exercise Testing and Prescription
Neuromuscular function and dysfunction; Adaptations to eccentric exercise training; Exercise-induced fatigue; Functional losses following injury; Cycling biomechanics
Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension; Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension; Neuroinflammation and Hypertension; Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome
Age and sex difference in muscle fatigue; Impact of stress on neuromuscular function; Functional brain activation during exercise; Neuromuscular Control of gait and posture