General Degree Requirements
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology requires a minimum of 66 hours, including 33 hours of core coursework and 6 hours of required doctoral dissertation hours.
The remaining 27 hours are designated electives that are pertinent to a students course of study. These are to be taken under the direction and approval of the student’s advisor. These electives can be drawn from the designated elective course list and include classes (both scheduled and Special Problems classes) offered within the department, classes offered in other departments within the University of Houston, or classes offered in support areas at other academic institutions. The approved electives will provide the student with an academic foundation in the particular discipline of study within the Ph.D. program.
Students will enter the program in a cohort and are expected to follow the schedule below over their first two years:
|FallYear 1||SpringYear 1||FallYear 2||SpringYear 2|
|PEP 8306 Principles of Scientific Inquiry||PEP 7397 (will become PEP 8333)Integrated System Physiology II||IDNS 6391 Ethics in Science||PEP 7397 Foundations of Pedagogy|
|PEP 8331 Integrated System Physiology I||PEP 8314 Doctoral Residency Seminar||PEP 7397Applied Statistical Modeling in Health Research||PEP 8323 Programming and Proposal Writing|
|PEP 8332 Integrated System Physiology Lab||SOCW 8325 Applied Multivariate Statistics||Elective||Elective|
In addition, each student will be required to participate in on-going research projects, develop independent research projects, generate research results that form the basis of their candidacy paper and attend research seminars and thesis/dissertation defenses within both the department and the wider scientific research community.
The cap-stone experience within the Ph.D. (Kinesiology) program is completion of a dissertation research project and dissertation document.