Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

2021 EdD in KIN Orientation Presented Virtually

Following our annual EdD in KIN tradition, we welcomed our 8th cohort of doctoral students June 7th-9th, 2021. Yes – 8th cohort!

We welcomed this cohort via Zoom where students were greeted by distinguished guests, faculty, and alumni to learn more about the EdD in KIN experience. The sessions throughout the three days included important information and training prior to beginning an online doctoral program – technology training, library resources, and financial aid and graduate school support. Current students and alumni of the program shared the challenges of balancing education along with career and family obligations, as well as best practices and helpful hints.

A major portion of the programming was time to connect and build community. The students engaged in community building activities facilitated by our GAs and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Community is a core part of the EdD in KIN program The orientation culminated with a welcome social hosted by 2018 cohort member – Crystal Reimer.

The 2021 cohort felt their orientation experience helped to set them up for success and are excited to begin their doctoral journey in the fall. A few students shared –
I am so impressed and inspired with the level of passion and collegiality the students, faculty, and staff have for the program. Very excited to start this journey!
The faculty and current students really put the new cohort at ease and I left with a feeling of excitement and relief about getting started in the program. Thank you for a great three days and I am looking forward to working with everyone!

We owe a big thanks to all who helped make this orientation a success – faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We look forward to welcoming these students to campus in the near future!

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