Graduate Programs in Health and Human Performance

Core Courses & Advancement to Candidacy



Ph.D. in Human Performance - (60 credit hours)

I. CORE

A. Pedagogy

  • HHP 7600 Practicum in Human Performance...........................................................2 credits
  • HHP 7610 Practicum in Human Performance.......................................................... 2 credits

    Choose two of the following:
  • FOED 7520 Problems of Evaluation in Higher Education…………………………3 credits
  • FOED 7560 Seminar in College Teaching……………………………………….… 3 credits
  • FOED 7570 Issues in Higher Education..................................................................... 3 credits
  • FOED 7580 The College Student................................................................................. 3 credits
  • SPSE 7210 Legal Issues in Higher Education.......................................................... 3 credits
  • SPSE 7530 Administration of Higher Education........................................................ 3 credits
  • SPSE 7540 Overview of Higher Education.................................................................. 3 credits
  • SPSE 7550 Instructional Development in Higher Education................................... 3 credits
  • PHED 7680 Current Issues in Physical Education Pedagogy................................ 3 credits
  • PHED 7920 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education.............................................. 3 credits


    TOTAL..................................................................................................................................................... 10 credits

B. Research Tools

  • HHP 7700 Advanced Data Analysis & Organization in Human Performance...... 3 credits
  • HHP 7710 Experimental Design in Human Performance........................................ 3 credits
  • HHP 7030 Research Seminar in Human Performance............................................ 3 credits
  • Choose 6 additional hours (2 courses) from statistics, research design, &
    data analysis in consultation with the student's graduate program advisor..........6 credits

    TOTAL..................................................................................................................................................... 15 credits

II. DISSERTATION

  • HHP 7640 Dissertation Research..................................................................................................... 12 credits

III. SPECIALIZATION

  • A total of 23 hours of coursework and independent research is to be selected in consultation with the graduate program advisor.

    TOTAL...................................................................................................................................................... 23 credits

Note: two-thirds (40 hrs) of total credits must be at the 7000 level



Advancement to Candidacy

A student advances to candidacy when they complete their Preliminary Exams. Preliminary exams are taken in the last semester (usually) of coursework.If the student successfully passes their preliminary exams, the program notifies the College of Graduate Studies and provides the names of the student's dissertation committee. After checking to determine if all other conditions are met, the College of Graduate Studies informs the student that they are advanced to candidacy.

After being admitted to candidacy, students must submit a timeline of course and dissertation requirements to their advisor and the HHP Graduate Program Director for annual review.

The degree plan is completed and submitted to the College of Graduate Studies no later than the completion of 30 hours. The degree plan requires signatures of the advisor and the HHP Graduate Program Director before it is sent to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.