Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Academic Programs: EdD Online

A Message From the EdD in KIN Faculty About Our 'Shared Fate' and How with Your Help, We Can Focus on Anti-Racism and Social Justice

A message from the EdD in KIN faculty about our “shared fate” and how with your help, we can focus on antiracism and social justice

In these times of uncertainty and unrest, we have continued to operate under our “business as usual” mode…however, we realize that it is important to pause and take time to affirm that we will not tolerate racism in our country. We are eager to find ways to ensure that our students know that we care and are looking for ways to support the “shared fate” that our Chancellor, Frank Gilliam, has referred to each time he addresses the UNCG community. In his recent Message from the Chancellor shared May 31, 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd and others, he asked the question “Are we willing to buy into the notion that we have a ‘shared fate’ regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or party affiliation? Are people willing to change how institutions work in this country so that all people are treated fairly?” I hope that all of you (faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends) will join us in coming together, as stated by the Chancellor, with a “good heart and common sense to solve problems” and find ways to counter systemic racism, particularly anti-Black racism that has been clearly demonstrated in the past few weeks. Let us all join together to create change. The EdD in Kinesiology program strives to develop leaders who can make an impact not just in kinesiology, but in their communities. This is a perfect time for us to focus on how we can be agents of change and focus on antiracism and social justice – let’s be leaders and help find ways to create a society that is inclusive of all. We will be reaching out to all of you to join us in moving forward.

The EdD in Kinesiology Faculty – Dr. Pam K. Brown, Dr. Diane Gill, Dr. Erin Reifsteck, Dr. Michael Hemphill & Dr. Ben Dyson

Resources: The National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian offers an overview of anti-racism, including a video clip by Ibram X. Kendi, the author of “How to be an Antiracist.” – check out the site. The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre also offers information about anti-racism, including what it means and how it is an active stance, along with information about their human rights programs and resources.

The Doctor of Education in Kinesiology Online (EdD in KIN Online) at UNCG is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program specifically designed for practicing professionals who have a minimum of three years of professional experience in Kinesiology or related fields, and desire a doctorate that is focused on professional scholarship and practice in leadership, advocacy, and teaching. Our aim is to bring together a community of scholars to develop action-oriented leaders.

The four-year online degree program is cohort-based and requires students to complete of 54 credit hours including the dissertation.

Program highlights:

  • Four-year online doctoral program includes 42 hours of coursework and 12 hours of dissertation. 
  • Professional learning communities support academic and professional growth throughout the program.
  • Three required campus visits foster collaboration and community in cohorts.
  • Only online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology in the country.

Please see this Visual Overview of how to complete the Doctor of Education in Kinesiology Online (PDF) in 4 years (Sample Coursework shown).

For more information please contact the Program Director, Dr. Pam Brown, at

Here is what our students have to say about the program!

“The Doctor of Education in Kinesiology at UNC-Greensboro was worth it. I routinely use skills gained in this program, and I truly believe that knowledge plays a key role in my current job. I want you to know that the belief and mentorship in me was not in vain, and I am humbled to be in a position to positively impact our most vulnerable populations across North Carolina while paving the way for other emerging leaders through mentorship and support. Go Spartans!”

Eric Tucker, 2018 Graduate, Program Manager on the UNC Health Alliance Population Health Clinical Services Team

“While picking the program was an easy choice as it is one of the few online Kinesiology courses with such a stellar foundation, I’ve found that the program itself has exceeded my expectations. The faculty members are all incredible and the format of the program allows me to work full-time, care for our young children, and earn an Ed.D. from a nationally recognized program. It literally is allowing me to change the direction of my career and life.”

Nicholas DeLangie, 2019 Graduate, Adjunct Professor/Associate Director of Admissions, Wingate University