The Ed.D. in Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary online degree program specifically for practicing professionals who have a minimum of three years professional experience in Kinesiology or related fields and desire a doctorate focused on scholarship and professional practice in leadership, advocacy, and teaching. The Ed.D. in Kinesiology requires a minimum of 54 credit hours (42 credits of course work and 12 credits of dissertation). Our aim is to bring together a community of scholars to develop action-oriented leaders in the field of Kinesiology.
Of the 54 credits of required course work, a minimum of 24 credits must be completed in KIN, excluding dissertation hours.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit supplementary application materials required by the department and described in detail at http://kin.wp.uncg.edu/graduate-2/requirements-and-guidelines-for-application-for-graduate-study/.
Most applications are reviewed in the Spring for Fall admission. The application deadline to receive full consideration for admission is January 15; however, applications will be accepted through mid-April.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 54 credit hours minimum
Students will make three required visits to campus as part of this program to foster a sense of community with their peers and the UNC Greensboro faculty, to familiarize them with the technology, to present their dissertation proposal, and to present their dissertation, while also fulfilling their residency requirement.
Required on-campus visits:
- Orientation (Summer prior to Year 1 course work; 3 days)
- Dissertation proposal (Spring, Year 3; 3-5 days)
- Dissertation presentation (Spring, Year 4; 3 days)
A minimum of 54 credit hours (a minimum of 42 credits of course work and a minimum of 12 credits of dissertation) are required to earn the degree. KIN 701, KIN 715, KIN 716, KIN 723, KIN 750, KIN 751, KIN 778, and KIN 779 are required courses for all students.
|Program Leadership in Kinesiology (6-9 credits) 1|
|KIN 715||Professional Ethics in Health and Human Sciences||3|
|KIN 750||Seminar in Kinesiology||3|
|Select one course (3 credits) from the following: 2||3|
|Online Pedagogy in Kinesiology and Related Professions|
|Program Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Activity Programs|
|Program Design in Kinesiology and Related Professions|
|Interdisciplinary Concepts in Kinesiology (6-9 credits)|
|Select 6-9 credits from the following: 1||6-9|
|Physical Activity and Health|
|Learning and Performance of Physical Skills|
|Curriculum Development in Kinesiology|
|Analysis of Teaching and Learning|
|Sport-based Youth Development|
|Seminar: Social Psychology and Physical Activity|
|Research/Inquiry/Problem-Solving (9-12 credits) 3|
|KIN 701||Research Topics in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 716||Mixed Methods in Kinesiology Research||3|
|KIN 723||Statistical Methods for Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 717||Qualitative Research Methods in Kinesiology (optional) 2||3|
|Course Work in Support of the Dissertation (7-10 credits) 1|
|KIN 751||Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 778||Professional Seminar in Grant Writing||3|
|KIN 779||Dissertation Presentation Seminar||1|
|KIN 753||Professional Dissertation Seminar (optional) 2||1-9|
|Practicum/Independent Study and Electives (8-14 credits)|
|Select an additional 8-14 credits with at least 3 credits from the following: 3||8-14|
|Internship in Kinesiology|
|Field Practicum in Kinesiology|
|Advanced Professional Seminar in Kinesiology|
|Independent Doctoral Research|
|Dissertation (12-18 credits)|
|KIN 799||Dissertation 4||12-18|
|Total Credit Hours||54|
Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.
If advised by the student's advisor.
These courses may be from any of the above categories or other courses approved by the advisory committee.
A minimum of 12 credits of KIN 799 are required.