Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

The Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is a 60-hour program with in-depth coursework, including engaging, hands-on experiences. Students collaborate with professors in ongoing faculty and faculty/student-driven research and scholarship. Additionally, doctoral students teach a variety of undergraduate courses as part of their professional preparation. Culminating experiences include successful presentation of a professional portfolio and completion of a dissertation. The principle goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students who are exemplary candidates for academic or other professional positions in the field.

credentials

Credentials
Doctor of Philosophy in
Exercise Science and Health Promotion

time

Time to Complete
3 Years
60 Credit-Hours

modality

Mode Offered
Traditional
Some Online Courses

costs

Cost
$8,400 per Year
Graduate Assistantships Available

Why North Alabama?

As a leader in teaching, research and service, UNA is constantly evolving and adding student-centered degree programs that provide the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in a dynamic and changing world. The Department of Kinesiology offers a Ph.D. combining the areas of Exercise Science and Health Promotion. The program focuses on engaging content knowledge, applied research, and skill enhancement, preparing graduates for jobs in academia as well as professional settings.

Curriculum

The Department of Kinesiology offers a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. The curriculum consists of a 60-credit-hour program with in depth coursework including engaging, hands-on experiences.

There are 45 courses varying in credits from 1-3 hours (more for the Dissertation):

Please see our Ph.D. Program of Study catalog here.

What can I do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science and Health Promotion degree?

The principle goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students who are exemplary candidates for academia or other professional positions in the field. This program is designed to develop students as effective scholars and teachers.

Admissions requirements

In addition to completing a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion or related field, applicant must;

  •  Complete Application Form (click "Apply Now" link above)
  •  Submit academic transcripts validating scholastic achievement: minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) on undergraduate work and 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) on Master's level work
  •  Submit current curriculum vita
  •  Submit two page statement of purpose outlining career objectives, areas of research interest, details regarding related experience, and why the UNA Ph.D. is a good fit for the applicant's professional endeavors
  •  Submit two to three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's academic ability and potential for success as a graduate student, with reference to teaching proficiency/potential and writing and scholarship proficiency/potential
  • Receive departmental approval

The Department of Kinesiology has numerous Graduate Assistantships (GAs) awarded annually. GAs receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. In exchange, they are assigned responsibilities within the department, generally teaching courses, assisting with ongoing research and scholarship, and service. Students must be admitted to graduate studies at UNA to be considered for a GA position. For GA application, click here.

Tuition and Aid

$370 per hour

Rates do not include $30 General Course fee per hour, or Distance Learning Fee, if applicable.

* For international admissions requirements, tuition, and fees contact international@una.edu.

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