Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Academic Programs: EdD Online

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