The Department of Health and Human Performance of University of Houston is pleased to announce acceptance of doctoral students in the area of Sports and Fitness Administration.
Institutional Description: The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier-One public research university. We are located in the heart of Houston and have over 40,000 students enrolled. The city of Houston is the second most diverse city in the nation and has numerous major and minor league sports teams, local university athletic programs, community sports and recreational programs, providing an outstanding setting for unique and engaging research settings and data collections.
Program Description: University of Houston’s Sports and Fitness Administration program offers B.S. and M.A. degrees and is supported by four fulltime faculty as well as six adjunct professors. The doctoral program in Sports and Fitness Administration is a four-year program with mandatory completion of dissertation. The degree program allows for flexibility to meet the needs of our students with an emphasis in the development of future faculty.
Faculty advisor relevant to sociology (Dr. Cottingham):
- Dr. Cottingham’s research interests focus on perceptions of athletes with disabilities. This focus embodies disability sport spectatorship, accommodations for participation, and the related impacts on organizational structure of disability and non-adaptive sport organizations.
Financial Aid: tuition waiver and assistantship (total amount of financial aid is dependent upon department’s budget and is subject to change) are available and may be granted.
Effective Date of Enrollment: Fall semester, 2015
Application Process and Qualification: The full application process including standards for qualification can be found at http://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/
graduate-programs/phd- kinesiology/ Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member to discuss their interests before applying.