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Ph.D. programs planned in kinesiology and international business

A new doctoral degree program in kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation is designed to elevate research in physiology, movement science, healthy living, and other health science disciplines. The first students are expected to enroll in 2016.

The program builds upon the Department of Kinesiology and the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity’s existing research, education, 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.

“UTA graduates will be educated and well-positioned to thrive in research positions and faculty jobs,” says Anne Bavier, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. “They will receive unique multidisciplinary and research experiences that directly target these health needs.”

The College of Business is launching North Texas’ first Executive Delivery Ph.D. with a planned start date of January 2016.

The curriculum and dissertation research will focus on international business, and classes are expected to be offered at DFW International Airport for convenient access to those not in the North Texas area.

“In business schools, there is a shortage of Ph.D.-qualified faculty who have extensive, relevant business experience,” says David Mack, associate dean of the College of Business. “Individuals who complete this program will be able to combine their theoretically based understanding with real-world experience in the classroom.”


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