Kinesiology and Physical Education

Program Summary

The doctorate in kinesiology and physical education is ideal for students who aspire to future faculty positions that emphasize teaching, research, service, and leadership in a specialized area. Program highlights include personalized mentorship from award-winning faculty and a customizable curriculum that allows for students to be architects in their own area, which can consist of adapted physical education, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, sport pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, and sport management.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Physical Education

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in one of the specialization areas of kinesiology and physical education.
  • Official or student copies of transcripts.
  • Personal statement regarding the your academic and career goals.
  • Current resume or vita.
  • Writing sample.
  • Letter of support from a graduate faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education with whom to work.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials should be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration for Admissions and Assistantships
Fall (only) May 1 June 1 March 1

Contact Us

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Anderson Hall 221
Program website

Acting Associate Chair
Steven Howell, Ph.D.

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