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Faculty Rounds

College launches doctoral program in kinesiology

This fall, UTA will welcome doctoral students into a new kinesiology program designed to elevate the excellence of the institution’s research in physiology, movement science, healthy living, and other health science disciplines.

The new Ph.D. program builds upon the Department of Kinesiology’s and the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity’s existing research, educational offerings, and community outreach initiatives in health and disease.

It will focus on the prevention, assessment, and treatment of motor difficulties; chronic diseases; and musculoskeletal injuries across the human lifespan. Students will specialize in one of three areas: movement and rehabilitation sciences, applied physiology, or physical education. Interdisciplinary coursework will be a foundational element of the curriculum as well.

“UTA graduates will be educated and well positioned to thrive in research positions and faculty jobs,” says David Keller, chair of Kinesiology. “They will receive unique multidisciplinary and research experiences that directly target these health needs.”