Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. — Social Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See “Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D.

Degree Requirements — 64-67 Credits

Prerequisites — 3 hours

SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science

3

May be required if not taken during a student’s Master’s program.

Choose either the Social Psychology or Coach Development cognate.

Coach Development Cognate

Required Credits - 15 hours

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

SES 625Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research

3

SES 635Exercise and Sports Psychology

3

SES 636Motivation

3

SES 665Advanced Sociological Kinesiology

3

Elective Credits (with advisor approval) - 21 hours

GERO 625Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

3

PSY 664Advanced Social Psychology

3

SES 583International Perspectives of Sport Coaching

3

SES 584Sport Administration for Sport Coaches

3

SES 588Evaluation of Coaching using Technology

3

SES 589Bridging Theory and Practice in Sport Coaching

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SES 626Metabolism

3

SES 627Muscle Physiology

3

SES 670Sport and Higher Education

3

SES 680Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy

3

SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

1- 6

SES 696College Teaching

3

SES 755Supervised Practicum in College Teaching

1- 6

SOC 532Social Psychology and Group Dynamics

3

SOC 552Applied Social Theory

3

Social Psychology Cognate

Required Credits — 15 hours

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

SES 625Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research

3

SES 635Exercise and Sports Psychology

3

SES 636Motivation

3

SES 665Advanced Sociological Kinesiology

3

SES 625: Laboratory Techniques in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Elective Credits (with advisor approval) — 21 hours

GERO 625Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

3

PSY 664Advanced Social Psychology

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SES 626Metabolism

3

SES 627Muscle Physiology

3

SES 670Sport and Higher Education

3

SES 680Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy

3

SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

1- 6

SES 696College Teaching

3

SES 755Supervised Practicum in College Teaching

1- 6

SOC 532Social Psychology and Group Dynamics

3

SOC 552Applied Social Theory

3

Research Core — 12 hours

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

SES 703Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise Science

3

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

or

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 hours

SES 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

SES 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

Research Tools

Doctoral students in this degree must demonstrate competency in two research tools. Three possibilities are listed below:

  1. Research Design. Applied Statistics/Quantitative Methods. Complete 9-12 hours (excluding SRM 600 and SRM 700).
  2. Research Design. Applied Statistics/Qualitative Methods. Complete 9-12 hours (excluding SRM 600 and SRM 700).
  3. Discipline-Specific Laboratory Techniques. Exhibit competency in laboratory-based research work, which is specific to a student’s emphasis area. Coursework supporting this requirement is acceptable, but not required.

NOTE: In addition to Graduate School candidacy and graduation requirements, doctoral students in the School of Sport and Exercise Science must complete requirements associated with the SES doctoral matrix.