Department of Kinesiology

Graduate FAQs

Who should I ask if I have questions about graduate studies in KIN that are not answered here?
Dr. Jennifer Etnier, Director of Graduate Study by email at jletnier@uncg.edu or by phone at (336) 334-5573.
Paige Morris, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs by email at paige_morris@uncg.edu or by phone at (336)334-5573
What graduate degree options are available?
Graduate student options include a Master of Science (MS), Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education Online (Ed.D.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Graduate level areas of study include exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, pedagogy, athletic training/sports medicine, motor behavior, and socio-historical sport studies.
How do I apply for admission to a graduate program?
Contact the Graduate School to apply online or request materials. EdD Online applicants are not eligible for assistantships.
Is there a required graduate curriculum I will have to follow?
Masters and doctoral degree curricula have specific requirements, varying from program to program. Some, like the entry level master's degree program in Athletic Training have very specific requirements. Others give students many opportunities to select appropriate coursework in consultation with an advisor or committee. See specific program requirements for details.
How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
A limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. For consideration, submit an assistantship application Word Document to the department. Students are encouraged to contact a faculty member in their concentration area for more information.
Can any student apply for a graduate assistantship?
Most graduate students may apply for a graduate assistantship. EdD Online students are not eligible for assistantships. Master's degree students admitted on a provisional basis (master's degree students only) are not eligible for an assistantship until the conditions of the provision have been fulfilled.
Can students be employed by multiple departments simultaneously?
Most graduate assistantships are limited to 20 hours per week, though some students are given permission to work additional hours. See the Graduate Secretary or Director of Graduate Study Dr. Jennifer Etnier for details, telephone (336) 334-5573.
What kind of office space is available to graduate students?
Funded graduate students are typically assigned laboratory or office space, depending on their specific assistantship assignment. Other students are assigned space on a space-available basis.
Are there any graduate student organizations?
In the Department of Kinesiology, there is a loose organization of graduate students. Additionally, many laboratory groups operate as informal groups. Also, the Graduate Student Association provides research and travel funding for graduate students throughout the University.
Whom should I contact if I have questions about graduate study?
Contact the Graduate Secretary or Director of Graduate Study Dr. Jennifer Etnier, telephone (336) 334-5573.
Whom should I contact to schedule a visit to tour the department and its facilities?
Contact the Graduate Secretary or Director of Graduate Study Dr. Jennifer Etnier, telephone (336) 334-5573.