Kinesiology, Ed.D.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see

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

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: 48 credit hours minimum

Campus Visits

In our effort to foster a sense of community with their peers and the UNC Greensboro faculty/staff, and to fulfill their residency requirement, students will make three required visits to campus. These visits allow students to become familiar with the technology and campus services, present their dissertation proposal, and present their dissertation.

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 48 credit hours (a minimum of 36 credits of course work and a minimum of 12 credits of dissertation) are required to earn the degree. KIN 701,  KIN 716,  KIN 750, KIN 751, KIN 753, and KIN 779 are required courses for all students.

Program Leadership and Interdisciplinary Concepts in Kinesiology (12-15 credits) 1
KIN 750Seminar in Kinesiology3
Select three to four courses (9-12 credits) from the following: 19-12
Online Pedagogy in Kinesiology and Related Professions
Professional Ethics in Health and Human Sciences
Physical Activity and Health
Learning and Performance of Physical Skills
Curriculum Development in Kinesiology
Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Program Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Activity Programs
Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Kinesiology
Sport-based Youth Development
Social Psychology and Physical Activity
Program Design in Kinesiology and Related Professions
Professional Seminar in Grant Writing
Research/Dissertation Preparation (13-18 credits) 1
KIN 701Research Topics in Kinesiology3
KIN 716Action-Oriented Research in Kinesiology 3
KIN 751Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology3
KIN 753Professional Dissertation Seminar1-9
KIN 739Knowledge and Scholarship in Kinesiology (optional) 2
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Qualitative Research Methods in Kinesiology
Statistical Methods for Kinesiology
Applied Data Analysis in Kinesiology
Practicum/Independent Study (2-3 credits)
Select one course (2-3 credits) from the following: 12-3
Independent Study
Internship in Kinesiology
Field Practicum in Kinesiology
Advanced Professional Seminar in Kinesiology
Independent Doctoral Research
Added Electives (0-6 credits)
Select additional courses from any section to complete 36 credit hours minimum of course work total 30-6
Dissertation (13-19 credits)
KIN 779Dissertation Presentation Seminar1
KIN 799Dissertation 412-18
Total Credit Hours48

Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.


Students may select KIN 739 as an optional course, but it is not required to fulfill the Research/Dissertation Preparation requirement.


The 1 credit of KIN 779 under the Dissertation requirement is included in the minimum of 36 credits of course work total.


A minimum of 12 credits of KIN 799 are required.