Graduate Programs in Health and Human Performance

Kinesmetrics: Area of Specialization

Kinesmetrics, widely known as Measurement and Evaluation, is a discipline to develop and apply measurement theory, statistics, and mathematical analysis to the field of human performance. The doctoral degree in Human Performance with a specialization in Kinesmetrics produces well-trained measurement specialists who will make positive impacts in research, higher education, and industry.

The Ph.D. requires 60 hours of coursework including: 10 hours of pedagogy and teaching practicum, 15 hours of research tools, 23 hours in Kinesmetrics specialization, and 12 hours of dissertation research.

Kinesmetrics specialization courses and research tools are taken from (*required):
(The list of courses is subject to change)

  • EXSC 6830: Measurement in Exercise and Sport
  • HHP 7030: Research Seminar in Human Performance*
  • HHP 7060: Field Work or Laboratory Experiment in Human Performance*
  • HHP 7300: Current Measurement Issues in Human Performance*
  • HHP 7710: Experimental Design in Human Performance*
  • HHP 7700: Advanced Data Analysis and Organization for Human Performance*
  • HLTH 7120: Research in Epidemiology
  • PSY 6280: Psychological Statistics: Regression*
  • PSY 6290: Psychological Statistics: ANOVA
  • PSY 6460: Factor Analysis and Related Methods
  • PSY 6550: Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSY 6560: Computer-Based Statistical Packages
  • PSY 7210: Advanced Psychometrics*
  • PSY 7580: Multivariate Data Analysis*
  • PSY 7585: Test Construction and Validation
  • SOC 6720: Qualitative Research Methods

Click here to view the Degree Plan for Kinesmetrics

Additional information relative to the admissions can be obtained under the graduate program link off of the departmental web page. For more information the Kinesmetrics program, please contact:

Minsoo Kang, Ph.D.
Department of Health and Human Performance
Middle Tennessee State University
1500 Greenland Dr., PO Box-96
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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