Kinesiology, Ph.D.


The Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology is a research-intensive degree designed for those who desire to obtain academic positions at the university level. To be eligible for consideration for admittance into the Ph.D. program, applicants must complete a master’s degree from an accredited institution by the enrollment date.

Students choose from the following concentrations: Applied Neuromechanics, Exercise Physiology, Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and General Kinesiology (includes specializations in Community Youth Sport Development and Motor Behavior).

Program Distinctions

  • Nationally, the doctoral program in Kinesiology at UNCG is ranked in the top 15 overall and #1 for R2 universities (Doctoral Universities — High Research Productivity).
  • Please see the Kinesiology Ph.D. concentration pages for more information and distinctions.

The Student Experience

Assistantship opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology include teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and clinical assistantships.

After Graduation

Students can successfully transition into careers in academia or private industry. For more information please refer to the specific Kinesiology concentration pages.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Doctoral

College/School: School of Health and Human Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Kinesiology Department
Coleman Building, 2nd floor, Suite 250
1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402

Dr. DeAnne Brooks
Kinesiology Graduate Program Director