Program Contact

Chung H. Kim, Academic Program Coordinator
Dr. Richard Nichols, Program Director
School of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
555 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Application Deadlines

December 15

Admittance Terms



  • Ph.D. - Applied Physiology

Areas of Research

Integrative Physiology spans levels of biological organization from cellular mechanisms to motor behavior and human performance, and this research encompasses many of the body’s organ systems. Specific emphases include:

  • Control of motor activity by the central nervous and musculoskeletal systems 
  • Cellular mechanisms of plasticity in muscular performance
  • Fluid balance and exercise performance in thermally-challenged environments
  • Approaches to rehabilitation that include prosthetic and orthotic devices as part of the treatment plan

This research is propelled by an enthusiastic faculty and by the natural synergies that arise from our common interests in motor systems, prosthetics and orthotics, and other areas of systems physiology.

Standardized Tests

TOEFL Requirements

  • Institute Code: 5248
  • Department Code: 49
  • Minimum Score Required:
    • Internet-based: 100 overall, with minimum section scores of 19

Application Requirements

  • Contact with faculty of interest
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose


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