Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Round Four: EdD in KIN Online Program Gets High Praise for Yet Another Successful Orientation

A group of EdD students balancing as group in team building exercise

It has now become a tradition, every June around 20 students from across the country leave their families and jobs to embark on a giant step in their lives. This pursuit to obtain higher education in the midst of career and family is a brave one and UNCG faculty and staff are committed to their support.

In June, our newest 2017 cohort joined us on campus for three days. They were greeted by a panel of distinguished guest, faculty, and alumni  and some very delicious food. The orientation culminated with a day at Piney Lake where students participated in team building exercises.

The orientation addressed important issues such as the use of technology, the challenges of balancing education along with career and family obligations, best practices and helpful hints, along with how to successfully and adequately navigate online courses. The new cohort was very satisfied with their experiences during the orientation at UNCG and excited about classes this fall. Here are some of the things they had to say:

“I enjoyed how it was planned out. It provided a great opportunity to meet and get to know our cohort and more about the University, faculty, staff, and other students. Leaving the campus I felt comfortable and excited at what lies ahead!”

“Was completely amazed how we all came in as individuals but by the time we left, we were a team. Great job!!”


“Overall, it was a great experience and helped me get to know everyone and become more relaxed about starting the program.”

Applications for the fall 2018 academic year are now being accepted. Our review of applications for admissions will begin mid-January of 2018. For more information on the program, click here or contact us at