Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

EdD Online: Degree Requirements

The EdD in Kinesiology (online) is an interdisciplinary degree program specifically for practicing professionals who have a minimum of three years’ professional experience in Kinesiology or related fields, and desire a doctorate focused on scholarship and professional practice in leadership, advocacy and teaching. The EdD in KIN (online) requires a minimum of 48 semester hours (36 of coursework and 12 hours of dissertation). Our aim is to bring together a community of scholars to develop action-oriented leaders in the field of Kinesiology.

Of the 48 hours of required course work, a minimum of 24 hours must be completed in KIN, excluding dissertation hours.

Application and Admission

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit supplementary application materials required by the department.

 Applications are reviewed in the spring for fall admission. The application deadline to receive full consideration for admission is January 15; however, applications will be accepted through mid-April.

Degree Program Requirements

Campus Visits

Students will make three required visits to campus as part of this program to foster a sense of community with their peers and the UNC Greensboro faculty, to familiarize them with the technology, to present their dissertation proposal, and to present their dissertation, while also fulfilling their residency requirement.

Required on-campus visits:

  • Orientation (Summer prior to Year 1 coursework; 3 day)
    • Orientation dates: June 12-14, 2023
  • Dissertation proposal (Year 3 Spring; 3-5 day)
  • Dissertation presentation (Year 4 Spring; 3 days)
    • Take a look at the 2022 Visual Abstracts created by our recent graduates for the May 2022 Dissertation Showcase!

Course Requirements

Required: 48 credit hours

  • Program Leadership and Interdisciplinary Concepts in Kinesiology (12-15 credits)
  • Research/Dissertation Preparation (13-18 credits)
  • Practicum/Independent Study (2-3 credits)
  • Added Electives (0-6 credits)
  • Dissertation (13-19 credits)

Program Leadership and Interdisciplinary Concepts in Kinesiology (12-15 credits)

KIN 750 Seminar in Kinesiology

Select three to four courses (9-12 credits) from the following:

KIN 706 Online Pedagogy in Kinesiology and Related Professions
KIN 715 Professional Ethics in Health and Human Sciences
KIN 724 Physical Activity and Health
KIN 729 Learning and Performance of Physical Skills
KIN 731 Curriculum Development in Kinesiology
KIN 732 Analysis of Teaching and Learning
KIN 735 Program Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Activity Programs
KIN 736 Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Kinesiology
KIN 738 Sport-based Youth Development
KIN 745 Social Psychology and Physical Activity
KIN 762 Program Design in Kinesiology and Related Professions
KIN 778 Professional Seminar in Grant Writing

Research/Dissertation Preparation (13-18 credits)

KIN 701 Research Topics in Kinesiology
KIN 716 Action-Oriented Research in Kinesiology
KIN 751 Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology
KIN 753 Professional Dissertation Seminar
KIN 739 Knowledge and Scholarship in Kinesiology (optional)

Select one course (3 credits) from the following:

KIN 717 Qualitative Research Methods in Kinesiology
KIN 723 Statistical Methods for Kinesiology
KIN 737 Applied Data Analysis in Kinesiology

Practicum/Independent Study (2-3 credits)

Select one course from the following:

KIN 695 Independent Study
KIN 713 Internship in Kinesiology
KIN 714 Field Practicum in Kinesiology
KIN 752 Advanced Professional Seminar in Kinesiology
KIN 795 Independent Doctoral Research

Added Electives (0-6 credits)

Select additional courses from any section to complete 36 credit hours minimum of course work.

Dissertation (13-19 credits)

KIN 779 Dissertation Presentation Seminar
KIN 799 Dissertation

A minimum of 48 credit hours (a minimum of 36 credits of course work and a minimum of 12 credits of dissertation) are required to earn the degree.

See the UNCG Catalog for more information.