The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.
- Chemical Education
- Nutritional Sciences
- healthcare administration;
- professional nursing organizations;
- higher education; and
- many practice settings throughout Georgia.
- Nutrition - prepares clinical and public health professionals to teach, conduct research and practice in an inter-disciplinary environment, using evidence-based practice to improve lives.
- Occupational Therapy - prepares students to improve human lives through evidence-based clinical practice and research, delivery of health services in interprofessional settings, community programming, interventions, advocacy and leadership in occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
- Translational Rehabilitation Science - prepares students to discover and disseminate rehabilitation knowledge and improve the quality of life, participation, health, performance and well-being of people with and without disabilities.
- Cardiopulmonary Care - trains students as leaders in the cardiopulmonary field overall and specifically with a focus on advancing the scientific field of respiratory therapy, educating the next generation of respiratory therapists and leading healthcare organizations.
- The role of functional foods
- Macro- and micronutrient metabolism
- Dietary interventions that prevent and improve chronic diseases
- Nutrition research methods
- Leadership and ethics in healthcare
The concentration in Biomechanics and Physical Rehabilitation focuses on the scientific description of human movement using multidisciplinary approaches (e.g., biomechanics, neuroscience, engineering) and advanced measurement techniques (e.g., motion capture, force and muscle activity measurements, etc.) in order to restore the functional capacity, improve the interaction with the environment, and enhance the quality of life for healthy and pathological individuals.
The concentration in Exercise Physiology prepares students to teach and conduct research in areas related to cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular physiology with particular emphases on exercise metabolism and performance in healthy populations, and in populationswith chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, metabolic, and neuromuscular diseases).
The concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares students for careers in higher education as scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. Research expertise will be acquired in the areas of instruction, digital pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, teacher education, teacher development, and adapted physical education. The concentration will prepare students as members of communities of scholars in higher education.
The concentration in Psychology of Physical Activity prepares students to teach and conduct research in areas related to the correlates of physical activity, mental health benefits of physical activity, theory-based behavior change strategies, and the design, implementation, and testing of theory -based physical activity interventions. Completion of this concentration will not lead to students becoming licensed psychologists.
Students earning a concentration in Rehabilitation Science will gain an in-depth understanding of the basic and applied aspects of health science and services, the social sciences, biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person’s interaction with the surrounding environment. Students will hone skills of oral and written communication of scientific information, which will help to prepare them for academic and research positions in universities, private research institutions, government agencies, private industries, and the public policy sector. The concentration in Rehabilitation Science is only open to students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The concentration in Sport Administration prepares students to teach and conduct research in areas related to sport administration, including management, organizational behavior, marketing, communication, sport ecology, and urban planning. The program guides students to think critically about the sport management industry, comprehend sport management theory, develop a line of research inquiry, and apply various research designs and advanced statistics to become sport management researchers and professors in higher education.
- The program is designed for master’s and bachelor’s prepared nurses. We also invite D.N.P.-prepared nurses to apply to the Ph.D. program. (For D.N.P.-prepared nurses, course credit may be given for previous coursework.)
- The Ph.D. program is available for full-time and part-time study and with coursework primarily online.
- Students attend a few required on-campus sessions: just two days in the fall and spring semesters.
- The web-based classes are a combination of real-time (synchronous or live) and on-demand (asynchronous) classes.
- Research, clinical and administrative faculty positions in nursing schools nationwide
- Leadership and executive positions in corporate hospital systems and healthcare organizations
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Flipped classroom teaching model throughout the curriculum. The material is first introduced outside of class in a flipped classroom – via videos, websites, reading materials, etc. Then, skills that would have been homework in the traditional learning environment are mastered in the classroom with the instructor’s assistance.
- Research partnerships with local universities and other schools at Georgia State, such as Georgia State’s School of Music, Emory and Georgia Tech.
- Community-based learning opportunities working with at-risk and underserved populations, such as refugees, homeless veterans and adults with serious mental illness.