The Department of Kinesiology offers a program of study leading
to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree with a minimum of 63 hours of course
work. The EdD is for experienced professionals seeking an advanced degree in
a program relating the study of Kinesiology to the application
of teaching or administration. Emphasis is placed on professional development
for teaching college academic courses and providing leadership in exercise and
sport science. At least 70% of all course work must be at the 600- or 700-level.
The program areas housed in the Department of Kinesiology include: Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Motor Behavior, Physical Education/Teacher Education, and Sociohistorical Studies. Students applying for the EdD program should have a professional interest/connection that falls within the six program areas of the Department. Students should focus on developing expertise in professional issues relative to their professional context.
The Department of Kinesiology offers a program of study leading to the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a minimum of 63 hours of course work with a minimum of 24 hours completed in KIN (not including dissertation hours). At least 70% of all course work must be at the 600- or 700-level.Teaching and Learning (minimum of 6 hours required)
The purpose of this requirement is to explore a variety of principles of teaching and learning within the context of Kinesiology. The list below may guide the selection of appropriate courses. Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.
- KIN 652 Curriculum Development in KIN ( Physical Education)
- KIN 655 Analysis of Teaching Behavior
- KIN 656 Psycho-social Aspects of Teaching in KIN (Physical Education and Sport)
- KIN 663 Models of Student Supervision (Supervision in Physical Education)
- CUI 607 Adult Learning and College Teaching
- CUI 611 Survey of Adult Education
- CUI 662 Curriculum in Higher Education
- KIN 664 Teaching Problem Solving
- ELC 609 Epistemology and Education
a. The purpose of this requirement is to explore leadership concepts within the context of Kinesiology. The list below may guide the selection of appropriate courses. Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.
- CUI 606 Administration of Higher Education
- CUI 612 Current Issues in Higher Education
- CUI 661 Higher Education in the US
- CUI Program Planning Postsecondary Education
- KIN 725 Management and Professional Issues in Athletic Training
Interdisciplinary Concepts (minimum of 6 hours required;
must include 2 different disciplinary areas)
a. The purpose of this requirement is to provide students with a breadth of knowledge on interdisciplinary topics that span the broader field of Exercise and Sport Science. The list below may guide the selection of appropriate courses. Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.
- KIN 630 Sport and Society: Social Inequalities
- KIN 632 Sport and Society: Global and Ethnic Relations
- KIN 635 Gender Issues in Exercise and Sport
- KIN 710 Sport and Feminisms
- KIN 644 Psychology of Sport and Exercise
- KIN 665 Physical Activity and Health
- KIN 711 Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation
- KIN 647 Motor Development and Human Movement
- KIN 648 Learning and Performance of Physical Skills
- KIN 643 Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
- KIN 670 Physiology of Exercise
- CUI 745 Higher Education: Equity, Inclusion, and Learning
Research/Inquiry/Problem Solving (9 hours)
The purpose of this requirement is to prepare students to answer professionally based problems within their associated discipline. Coursework should be appropriate to the type of problem/issue the student will explore in the dissertation. With the approval of the advisory committee, the student selects at least 9 hours of course work focused on research, inquiry, and problem-solving techniques. The list below may guide the selection of appropriate courses. Other courses may be acceptable with advisor and committee approval.
- KIN 611 Research Methods for Kinesiology
- KIN 614 Qualitative Inquiry in Health and Human Performance
- CUI 675 Teacher as Researcher
- CUI 730 Qualitative Research Design in Curriculum and Instruction
- ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
- ERM 617 Statistical Methods in Education
- ERM 642 Evaluation of Educational Programs
- ERM 643 Applied Educational Evaluation
- RM 668 Survey Research Methods in Education
Background Coursework in Support of the Dissertation (12 hours)
With the approval of the student’s advisory committee, the student selects at least 12 hours of course work relevant to the dissertation and ultimate professional goals. This may be a combination of traditional coursework and Independent Study (no more than 6 hours of independent study). This course work may be taken in Kinesiology and/or other departments at UNCG.
KIN 649 Seminar in Kinesiology (3 hours)
This integrative seminar, taken early in the student’s plan of study, focuses on major issues confronting the broader field of exercise and sport science, and provides experiences applying concepts to professional practice and inquiry.
KIN 713 Advanced Research Seminar in
This integrative seminar, taken after the student has completed the majority of coursework requirements and KIN 649 focuses on the development, refinement, and defense of a dissertation prospectus.
KIN 694 Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (6
The purpose of the internship is to provide students with an opportunity to explore professional issues or apply concepts and principles of teaching, learning or leadership within a professional context that is different than their normal working environment. Internships must have clearly defined objectives, student learning outcomes, and timelines. Internships should be designed to have an outcome which fosters the student’s area of professional development.
KIN 799 Dissertation (12 hours)
The dissertation may involve the application of a method of scholarly, scientific or professional analysis, research or experimentation; it may be the creation or preparation of materials of educational or other professional significance, or the design, implementation and application of a policy or program in an educational or professional practice setting.