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 Graduate College

EdD: Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services Intensive Study Area

School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Head: Dr. Doris Corbett
Phone: (319) 273-6475

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Edginton
Phone: (319) 273-2840

The following information is from the UNI Catalog at:

Students interested in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list and the College of Education Ed.D. website at Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the program.

This program is intended to provide practicing educators, in formal and nonformal settings, 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. There are three components to the program:

Professional Common Core (work in educational foundations, fundamentals, and research27
Advanced Professional Study (in one of three areas of intensive study)27
Total Hours60

Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services - ISA

This area of intensive study is designed to provide students with 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 the Athletic Training Division in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services.)

I. Professional Common Core27
II. Advanced Professional Studies
Required Courses in Applied Health, Recreation and Community Services Core:
HPELS 7410 (430:310)Critical Theories and Practices I3
HPELS 7412 (430:312)Critical theories and Practices II3
HPELS 7329 (430:329)Research and Evaluation Seminar (6 credits, 1 hour each semester, required)6
Academic Specialization: Select one primary area for 12 credits, and 3 credits of electives of your choice.15
A. Health Promotion and Education
B. Leisure, Youth and Human Services
C. Rehabilitation Studies
III. Dissertation Research6
INTDEPED 7399 (190:399)
Dissertation Research
Total Hours60