General Degree Requirements
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology requires a minimum of 66 hours, including 6 hours of required doctoral dissertation hours.
These hours are comprised of the required courses below, HHP Journal Club, course hours for preparing the required PhD Candidacy Project, and 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 Topics 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 8306Principles of Scientific Inquiry||PEP 8314Doctoral Residency Seminar||PEP 8334Applied Statistical Modeling in Health Research||PEP 8323Programming and Proposal Writing|
|PEP 8303HHP Research Seminar||SOCW 8325Applied Multivariate Statistics||PEP 8350HHP Candidacy Project Research||PEP 8350HHP Candidacy Project Research|
|PEP 8304HHP Journal Colloquium||PEP 8304HHP Journal Colloquium||PEP 8304HHP Journal Colloquium||PEP 8304HHP Journal Colloquium|
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.