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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Ph.D. in Health & Kinesiology


The Ph.D. in health and kinesiology degree program prepares students for university teaching and research positions. Also, the degree prepares students for research careers in industry and medicine that include the study of health, exercise, sports/recreation, and sport analytics. The program has four emphasis areas: 1) Exercise Science; 2) Health Behavior; 3) Sports/Recreation; and 4) Sport Analytics.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 63

General Education Requirements

All Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 63 credits beyond a master's degree program in directed research, professional seminar, research methods and statistics, and specialization course work.

Course Requirements

Directed Research (24 credits)

Professional Seminar (6 credits)

Research Methods & Statistics (12 credits)

Course credits to be selected in consultation with adviser.

Specific course recommendations include:

Emphasis Area Coursework (21 credits)

Course credits to be selected in consultation with adviser.

Other Academic Requirements

The student also must complete written and oral comprehensive exams before undertaking the prospectus and dissertation.


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