Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

The summer has been busy for the EdD in KIN students, faculty, and staff.

The summer has been busy for the EdD in KIN students, faculty, and staff. Numerous students from various cohorts shared their dissertation research with the UNCG community via Zoom. We had 16 students successfully defend their dissertations and 19 students propose their dissertations.

Our 2016 EdD in KIN cohort, as part of their 4th year, defended their dissertations. Some of the very exciting defense topics that our students defended included:

  • Intramural PA program and Middle School student attendance
  • Perceived Health of Former Division I Women’s College Soccer Players
  • Patient-Rated Outcome Measures in Athletic Training: An Exploratory Study
  • Can We Play Outside? Social-Emotional Learning and Preschooler Physical Activity during Outdoor Play.

These students have put in tremendous effort to complete these projects. We are excited to see how they all continue to use these projects to make a real impact in their individual settings.

Our 2017 EdD in KIN cohort, as part of their 3rd year, proposed their dissertation topics. Some of the very exciting proposal topics that our students presented included:

  • High Performance Sport Management in the National Basketball Association and its Impact on Player Health
  • Educational Programing for Parents to address Sport Specialization and Related Injury
  • An Exploratory Study on Factors that Impact Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s Physical Activity
  • Faculty Perceptions of Online Education in Kinesiology Field: A Qualitative Study

These students will be using this academic year, their 4th and final year, to conduct their various projects and collect data. We look forward to seeing their project unfold and defend their dissertations, ultimately then walking across that stage as official doctors. Keep up the hard work, 2017 cohort!

Congratulations to all of our students who have put so much effort into their dissertation work.

While we are sad that we could not have welcomed you to campus for your defenses and proposals, we hope that we will be able to welcome both cohorts back on campus soon!