PsychoSocial Aspects of Sports and Exercise

Department of Educational Psychology
Concentration in
PsychoSocial Aspects of Sports and Exercise

The Department of Educational Psychology offers Doctoral (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) degree options consisting of challenging courses in research methodology, developmental research, measurement, research in family studies, program evaluation, and statistics. The Department of Educational Psychology and the College of Education maintain state-of-the-art research and computer labs that provide practical experience in observing children and families or using sophisticated data analysis software. In addition to the Educational Research faculty, graduate students have ample opportunities to interact and work collaboratively with active scholars in other graduate programs in the department.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis, which is associated with the department, offers opportunities for hands-on practica in program evaluation and methodological/statistical consultation. The internationally renowned Center for Parent Education also offers students opportunities for research and outreach. Additional research opportunities are enhanced by an up-to-date testing/observational laboratory and computerized data analysis labs.

See Educational Psychology Admissions for application procedures.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

(Name change From Ph. D. in Educational Research, effective August 2014)
Concentration in PsychoSocial Aspects of Sports and Exercise
(UNT Graduate Catalog Listing)

The doctoral program in Educational Psychology (name Change from Educational Research, Effective August, 2014) offers four concentrations:

1) Research, Measurement, and Statistics
2) Human Development and Family Studies
3) Gifted and Talented
4) Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise

A Master's degree is not required. Students with related Master's degrees are required to successfully fulfill the requirements listed below. Those entering the program without a Master's degree are expected to fulfill the following requirements, the 3 core courses in the Educational Psychology MS degree, and a minimum of two additional graduate level courses with their adviser’s approval.  The actual number of hours will vary based on each student's background and adviser's recommendations.

Requirements are for students who enter the program with a related Master's degree.

Degree Requirements (minimum 63 hours)

1) Educational Psychology Doctoral Core (9 hours)

EPSY 5550 - Learning Theories (3 hours)
EPSY 6040 - Foundations of Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5123 - Human Development Across the Life Span (3 hours)

2) Educational Research Degree Core (21 hours)

EPSY 6010 - Statistics for Educational Research (3 hours)
EPSY 6020 - Research Methods in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6210 - Multiple Regression Analysis and Related Methods (3 hours)
EPSY 6220 - Classical and Modern Educational Measurement Theory (3 hours)
EPSY 6230 - Theory and Applicaiton of Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3 hours)
EPSY 6280 - Qualitative Research in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6290 - Multivariate Statistics in Education (3 hours)

3) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Exercise (21 hours)

KINE 6121 - Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 hours)
KINE 6131 - Exercise and Health Psychology (3 hours)
KINE 6171 - Social Psychology of Sport (3 hours)
KINE 6181 - Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours)
KINE 6191 - Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 hours)

Plus six hours of selected courses in related areas, with adviser's approval

4) Supervised Research/Practice (3 hours)

EPSY 6030 - Practicum, Field Problem or Internship (3 hours)     

5) Dissertation (9 hours minimum)

EPSY 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation (3, 6 or 9 hours per semester)

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