For the Ph.D. program, the candidate must complete a series of research benchmarks beyond the required coursework. All students must complete the written and oral qualifying exam within the first two semesters of the program. All students must also pass a comprehensive exam as designated by the candidate's doctoral committee, pass the dissertation prospectus, and successfully defend the dissertation. In addition, Ph.D. candidates must submit three publishable articles. The acceptability (publishable) of the articles will be determined by the candidate's doctoral committee.
|Minimum grade of B- required unless otherwise noted.|
|Reading Research 1|
|Action Research in Kinesiology|
|Physical Education/Teaching Curriculum Development and Evaluation|
|Physical Activity in Schools|
|Statistics and Research Methods||15|
|Statistical Methods 1|
|Statistical Methods 2|
|Qualitative Research Methods|
|Advanced Qualitative Research|
|Research Methodology in Physical Education|
or EDP 612
|Introduction to Research|
|Electives (courses must be approved by advisor)||12|
|Research (18 credit hours required)|
|Dissertation and Thesis Seminar (3 credit hours required)|
1st Research Paper Submitted
2nd Research Paper Submitted
Dissertation Defense & 3rd Research Paper Submitted (based on dissertation findings)
Students who do not meet benchmarks would receive probation notification due to lack of progress at the end of the academic year with remediation required during the summer term. Failure to meet benchmark requirements beyond that point would result in suspension or dismissal from the program. Student research will be graded by the faculty each semester. Research and grades will be satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S/U).
Major Learning Outcomes
Coaching and Teaching Studies
Upon completion of the Ph.D., each graduate should:
- Demonstrate a high level of competence in critically understanding the discipline of Coaching and Teaching Studies.
- Establish a specific line of scholarship related to Coaching & Teaching Studies.
- Demonstrate the capacity to conduct research in Coaching & Teaching Studies through the development, implementation and reporting of an extended piece of research work.
- Demonstrate the capacity to write grant proposals, and to develop curriculum related to Coaching and Teaching Studies.
- Apply and integrate academic frameworks, theories and understandings to develop and teach within programs in higher education and/or organizations related to coaching and teaching studies.