Friday, April 27, 2012


Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

Kinesiology and Sport Studies Doctoral Program

The Sport Studies emphasis (concentrations in Socio-Cultural Studies and Sport Management) has an opening for a doctoral student for the fall semester. This position includes a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. The candidate will teach Socio-Cultural focused courses in the Sport Management curriculum each semester.

Applicants should also have an interest in conducting research in the area associated with the newly established Center for Sport, Peace, and Society.

Candidates should have research interests that align with the Center. Areas include but are not limited to the following areas: 1) sport diplomacy, 2) women and sport, 3) sport as outreach, 4)

The Sport Studies emphasis in the doctoral program primarily prepares graduates for positions as faculty members in higher education. The coursework for the program is developed between the student and the faculty advisor to meet the educational goals of the student. Students have the flexibility to develop a program that allows them to focus on the area of study in which they have an interest.

Doctoral students will receive training in research design and methodology and are expected to conduct research outside the requirements of the classroom. The program consists of 15 hours within the concentration, 18 hours of research courses, nine hours within the specialization and a minimum of six hours in an outside or cognate area.

Contact Dr. Robin Hardin ( or 865-974-1281) or Dr. Joy DeSensi ( or 865-974-1281) for more information.

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