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Bioenergetics and Exercise Science doctoral program ranked in nation’s Top 10

The doctoral program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, part of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, has ranked eighth in the nation for 2010, according to a national survey.

The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education conducted the review based on contributions of faculty in the areas of productivity, funding and visibility.  Student performance, productivity, employment rates and sites were also included.

The faculty associated with the program ranked first in the receipt of external federal funding for research per faculty member.

“This recognition underscores the work of our exceptional faculty and students, and we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance.

The doctoral program is interdisciplinary with the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry.

This story appeared originally in the Dec. 10, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at