Doctor of Philosophy - Kinesiology

About

The Ph.D. program is designed specifically for professionals who desire tenure track research and/or teaching positions in post-secondary education. The Ph.D. program offers academic concentrations in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning and physical activity. Note that applicants are strongly encouraged to have a faculty member identified (cooperatively) to serve as their mentor/advisor prior to application.

Available Options

  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Behavior
  • Exercise Physiology

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Kinesiology Content Knowledge
Demonstrate a broad conceptual knowledge of the Kinesiology field of study and develop related disciplinary content knowledge expertise in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control/Learning, or Physical Activity.
Effectively Communicate Knowledge in the Discipline
Demonstrate the ability to write and speak about current scholarship and issues of the discipline to peers, practitioners, and the public.
Research Design
Understand concepts pertinent to experimental research design relative to controlling internal and external threats to validity.
Research Methods
Understand and applying sound scientific methodology to pursue a research question.

Career Possibilities

A Ph.D. in Kinesiology qualifies the graduate to pursue career options focused in teaching/research within the academic, commercial, and fitness industries.

Requirements

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Doctor of Philosophy - Kinesiology

Biomechanics

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Motor Behavior

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Exercise Physiology

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Graduate Coordinator

Janet S. Dufek, Ph.D., FACSM

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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Integrated Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training. Students receive rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, and practical laboratory and clinical experiences.

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School of Integrated Health Sciences

The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies with classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring.

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