Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

EdD Online: Program Structure

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

  • Students will address current professional practice issues in the field from an applied, interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Professional Learning Communities will support student academic and professional growth throughout the degree program.
  • All coursework will be completed online.

Program Structure

The program is structured so that all students begin the program in the Fall semester and move through the program as a cohort, working in learning communities, taking 2 courses (6 credits) each semester and summer over 3 years and completing the dissertation in year 4.

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

Interdisciplinary Focus

Coursework is interdisciplinary and focuses on:

  • inquiry,
  • problem solving,
  • teaching and learning,
  • application of research,
  • and leadership in Kinesiology programs.

Required Campus Visits

Students will be required to make three required campus visits:

  • YR 1 Orientation, YR 3 Comprehensive Exam & Dissertation Proposal, and YR 4 Dissertation Defense.
  • Summer 2018 Three Day Orientation (required) dates TBA.

Additional information is available in The Graduate School Bulletin