Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services (EdD)
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241
Head: Dr. Doris Corbett
Phone: (319) 273-6475
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Lankford
Phone: (319) 273-6840
Read the UNI Catalog description:
Doctor of Education Degree Program
This program is intended to provide practicing educators the opportunity to continue their study and earn the terminal professional degree in their field. The Ed.D. degree requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit beyond the master's degree, including a minimum of 45 hours of course work at the 200/6000-level or 300/7000-level. Some intensive study areas may require more hours of 200/6000-level or 300/7000-level course work.
There are three components to the program: 15 semester hours in a Professional Common Core of work in educational foundations, fundamentals, and research; 38 semester hours of Advanced Professional Study in one of four areas of intensive study and a related area; and a Dissertationof 7 semester hours.
By design, then, all students are required to study in basic areas that undergird and define educational practice and develop skills of problem definition, data collection and analysis, and interpretation. The four areas of intensive study provide for a specialized focus on practice. The four intensive study areas are: Allied Health, Recreation and Community Services; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership; and Special Education. (In some areas, it is possible to combine doctoral degree study with work toward an endorsement to perform a particular role in K-12 education.) For brief definitions of the four areas refer to respective departments.
The Allied Health, Recreation and Community Services intensive study area is designed to provide students with education in advanced planning, management, supervision and evaluation of programs in the community and its institutions. The combined areas of allied health, recreation and community services are diverse professional areas knitted together by a unified commitment to enhancing, enriching and sustaining individual well being and quality of life. Each of these areas contributes unique and different professional perspectives, yet, at the same time, focuses on the individual and collective well being of people, communities and society as a whole. Graduates are prepared for careers as applied scholars, evaluators, athletic administration, administrators of community nonprofit organizations, youth serving agencies, public parks and recreation agencies, foundations, and government agencies. The program of study will be based upon student's needs, interests, and upon approval by an academic advisor and program of study committee. (For more information, contact the Chair of Leisure, Youth and Human Services Division, the Health Promotion and Education Division, or Athletic Training Division in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services.)
The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) isrequired for admission to the program.
Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services for any other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission. For requirements concerning admission, candidacy, scholarship, residence, examinations, dissertation, and graduation for the Doctor of Education degree refer to appropriate sections of this University Catalog.
I. Professional Common Core (15 hours)
Context of Contemporary Education
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
Measurement and Research (Select one of the following):
Educational Program Evaluation
Descriptive Educational Research
Advanced Experimental Research in Education
Advanced Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
II. Advanced Professional Studies (38 hours):
Required Applied Health, Recreation and Community Services Core:
Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services:
Critical Theories and Practices I
Critical Theories and Practices II
Research and Evaluation Seminar (1 credit each semester for 6 semesters)
Track (select one primary area for 18 credits, and one supporting area for 8 credits coursework from the following HPELS areas and/or other departments)
A. Health Promotion and Education
B. Leisure, Youth and Human Services
C. Rehabilitation Studies
Working with the advisor, students will select 6 hours of course work outside of the School of HPELS for their program of study.ours must be outside of LYHS).
III. Dissertation (7 hours)
This is the program component in which the student demonstrates proficiency in the integration of theory and practice (i.e., it involves the application of existing knowledge and/or results of individual research to an educational problem or situation).
1 hour each for six semesters.