Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (Online), Ed.D.

Vision, Mission, and Goals

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, 2019 Graduate, Adjunct Faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

The Ed.D. in Kinesiology at UNCG is an online, interdisciplinary, professional degree program specifically designed for practicing professionals who have a minimum of three years of professional experience and desire a doctorate that is focused on professional scholarship and practice (leadership, advocacy, and teaching) in Kinesiology.


The Vision of the Ed.D. Program is to prepare professionals at the highest level of excellence who are competent in the creation, synthesis, interpretation, and professional application of knowledge in leadership, advocacy, and teaching, and who will serve as stewards in the field of kinesiology.


The Mission of the Ed.D. in KIN is to engage practicing KIN professionals in the scholarship of application, teaching, and engagement, and is intended to encourage students to address current issues in the field from an applied, interdisciplinary perspective and to develop action-oriented leaders in kinesiology.

Through the integration and application of interdisciplinary knowledge that links theory with practice, students will address current issues, and demonstrate competencies for professional practice in kinesiology. Through these experiences, graduates will advance as scholars, leaders, advocates and teachers in kinesiology.

This mission will be accomplished over the course of four years through student engagement in collaborative learning communities established around shared professional goals and intended uniquely to facilitate learning, grow professional networks, and apply knowledge to professional practice.


Ed.D. in KIN graduates will:

  1. Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge to link theory with practice;
  2. Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to enhance professional practice;
  3. Demonstrate competencies for professional practice (e.g. leadership, advocacy, teaching).