Doctor of Philosophy - Kinesiology

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Graduate Catalog

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