Letter Of Intent Essay

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I am applying for admission to the Ph.D. program in Applied Health Sciences because I want a career in the research and teaching of Exercise Physiology and Environmental Medicine. In particular, I am interested in factors that affect the human responses to exercise in extreme conditions, and the manner in which changes in thermoregulation, metabolic changes, blood chemistry occurs when the human body is subjected under various harsh environmental conditions like heat, altitude or cold. In order to gain an appreciation of these and related issues, it is essential for me to have a strong grounding in Human Physiology, Biochemistry, and issues connected with Exercise Physiology, as well as gain a perspective in environmental physiology.
I completed my postgraduate program at Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, arguably first-rate sport medicine institute in India. I first majored in the general Physiotherapy then specialized in Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. This systematic and rigorous educational background has given me a necessary academic foundation for your program. My 6 and half year education allowed me to not only learn the theories and the skills in my specialties but also gain insights into the essence of science of Physiology, exercise physiology and Physiotherapy. In my masters’ program, I was particularly fascinated by a number of courses such as Exercise Training, Exercise Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, and Sport Anatomy.
Entering the R.V College of Physiotherapy for my undergraduate program after topping the college entrance examination, I maintained a leading position in my academic performance by receiving the honor of Outstanding Student in Academics in my 2nd and 3rd year of my undergraduate degree. With top scores in the qualifying examinations for the postgraduate program, I was enrolled into Guru Nanak Dev University. As a postgraduate, I had ample research experience. First, for the partial completion of my Masters’ degree I submitted a thesis out of which I had an opportunity to publish two papers in international journals. Then, because of my sound English proficiency and interpersonal skills, I worked as a research assistant for my colleagues, on behalf of my colleagues who were the principal researchers my job was to recruit participants and manage the equipments for the research. In addition, I was a voluntary trainer and a sports physiotherapist offering free rehabilitation trainings and physiotherapy treatment to the University football team and to the Punjab state football team affiliated to Punjab football association). All those activities helped me accumulate important research experience, increasing my skills and raise my service awareness.
The research I have done in writing my postgraduate dissertation is a comparative study between two concurrent training protocols performed on Indian National football team. Entitled The Effect of 6...

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