The program can usually be completed in 3 years (2 years of course work and 1 year for the dissertation). Students must pass comprehensive exams and file admission to candidacy paperwork prior to taking dissertation hours.
Students must complete a Master’s degree prior to admission into the program. The doctoral committee approves the course of study. The minimum requirements of the degree are listed below. At least 24 of these credit hours, exclusive of the dissertation, must be beyond the Master’s level. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
The PhD major in kinesiology and sport studies offers a concentration in kinesiology, which deals with the study of human movement. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills needed for high quality research and innovative teaching.
Students are expected to become proficient in research methods within their respective areas of specialization. The program prepares students for postdoctoral or faculty positions in higher education, or positions in applied sport and clinical settings and has specializations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Epidemiology and Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior.
Sport Studies Concentration
The PhD degree with a major in kinesiology and sport studies offers a concentration in sport studies with areas of specialization in socio-cultural studies and sport management.
The program stresses an interdisciplinary approach to course work and research and expects students to become proficient in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students are expected to obtain a significant grounding in the allied, parent disciplines. The program prepares students to obtain faculty or administration positions in higher education.
- Concentration (Kinesiology or Sport Studies)
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- The completed online Graduate Application for Admission
- A non-refundable application fee
- One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
- The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
- Departmental application
- Reference letters or rating forms
International31798 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 36 months.
National13380 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Knoxville
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