Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

EdD Online: Application and Admission

Requirements of Applicant

Applicants must hold a master’s level degree and have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Kinesiology or related fields to be accepted into the program.

Application Materials

Required application materials include:

  • Graduate School Online Application
  • Official GRE Scores – *Optional for 2021 Applicants Due to COVID-19
  • Official Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • EdD in Kinesiology Supplemental Application
    • Resume/CV
    • Professional Goal Statement

Review of Applications and Required Orientation

  • Applications are reviewed in the spring for fall admission, beginning January 15.
  • Completed applications must be received by April 1 for fall admission.
  • If admitted, you are required to attend a three day orientation over the summer to enroll in the program.  Orientation dates: TBD

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your application.

See our FAQ page for some of the more common questions regarding the application process.

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

I was so excited when I found the doctoral program at UNCG! It has given me the flexibility to continue teaching and gaining experience while staying in my local community. The reputation and history of UNCG to actively prepare future faculty and academic leaders is what has impressed me the most.

Meaghan Howard, 2015 Cohort, Adjunct Faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

I became interested in the EdD in Kinesiology program because of its history and strong reputation, along with its accomplished faculty and alumni base. Adding to this the fact that the program is now offered online, solidified my decision to apply for the first cohort because I would be able to keep my full-time employment as an athletic trainer while attending school. The online format of the program allows me to stay connected with my faculty and cohort regardless of our geographic location; I’ve even been able to take part in discussions and video chats while travelling internationally!

David Wilkenfeld,2014 Cohort, Athletic Trainer & Coordinator of Clinical Education at University of North Carolina School of the Arts