Kinesiology Pedagogy Concentration

Admission Requirements

For acceptance to the program, the applicant must have completed a master's degree or its equivalent in health science or a closely related field and meet general admission requirements of the Graduate School. An application should include identification of applicant's objectives, supportive background information including three letters of recommendation supporting the applicant's ability to successfully pursue a Ph.D.; a grade-point averge of at least 3.00 on all graduate coursework; an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and vitae.

Furthermore, before program admission is granted, a faculty member must agree to serve as mentor. It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and secure a faculty mentor. Faculty mentor and protege should have similar research interests. Additional prerequisites may be prescribed after review of the application materials.

Ph.D. Admission Deadlines:

  • Fall — May 1
  • Spring — Oct. 15
  • Summer — March 1

Preference will be given to those applications received prior to the deadline, but applications received after the deadline may be reviewed on a case by case basis. Priority consideration for graduate assistantship positions is Jan. 15.

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Note — Submission of GRE scores is required for program consideration for all graduate degree programs.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 96 graduate credit hours beyond the baccalaureate is required for the doctoral degree. A doctoral advisory committee will be established by the student in consultation with the coordinator of graduate study during the first semester of enrollment subsequent to acceptance into the degree program. If competency cannot be determined, successful completion of a primary examination may be required of the student prior to the completion of 48 hours of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor's degree or as soon after admission to the doctoral degree program as possible. The degree program also requires successful completion of candidacy examinations, acceptable doctoral dissertation, and oral defense of the dissertation.