Kinesiology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program is designed to prepare outstanding scholars in a research domain in Kinesiology. To complete the program, a student must provide substantial evidence of his or her ability to frame and complete original research. The doctoral program in Kinesiology requires a minimum of 60 credits.

The program of study includes research experiences, as well as courses in the cognate area, other supportive courses outside of the department that broaden or deepen one's knowledge, and courses in research and analytic processes. Students also are expected to engage in the culture of Kinesiology through active participation in seminars and other departmental activities and to develop teaching expertise in the subdiscipline.

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to course requirements, students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam in order to advance to candidacy.

Post-Candidacy: Complete at least 12 credits of KNES899 doctoral dissertation research as well as defend and submit an original dissertation.The dissertation is the culminating research experience and contributes to knowledge in kinesiology.

Course Title Credits
Required coursework includes:
KNES609Research Issues in Kinesiology1-3
or KNES618 Current Readings in Exercise and Applied Physiology
SPHL612Research Ethics1
SPHL600Foundations of Public Health3
Teaching requirement (course chosen with advisor)3
Research Skills and Methods Course3
Remainder of coursework48
Dissertation Research Requirements
KNES899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits71-73