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PhD Positions at George Mason University

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  • PhD Positions at George Mason University

    The Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Kinesiology is designed to prepare the next generation of kinesiology scholars. Students will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that will enable them to be professional leaders, educators, and researchers of consequence to impact and transform societal health and quality of life across the lifespan in the global community. As Virginia’s largest public research university, Kinesiology doctoral students at Mason have access to faculty who are internationally renowned researchers and scholars. In addition, George Mason University supports doctoral students in research and other scholarly activities with state-of-the-art laboratory and other research facilities and a robust portfolio of research and academic support services.

    We are currently recruiting and have funding available for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA). The KINE faculty research interests are conducted at the Sports Medicine Assessment, Research, and Testing (SMART Laboratory) in the areas of:
    • Biomechanics
    • Tactical Athlete Performance
    • Research and Implementation of Injury Prevention Programs
    • Wearable Sensors

    For the GTAs, courses to be taught would be at the undergraduate Kinesiology Program.

    Multiple scholarships available, including the Graduate Inclusion and Access (GIA) Scholarship, seeks to support the growth and development of an inclusive and thriving graduate scholar community at George Mason University for First-generation college student. The scholarship application is provided by invitation through the graduate admissions application process. GIA Information is here and application deadlines are:

    FAFSA submissions (required for scholarship eligibility): January 15th, 2023
    Scholarship Application: February 1st, 2023
    Scholarship offers expected, but not guaranteed, to be sent to those selected by: March 7th, 2023

    Program information is available at:

    Application and deadline:
    To apply visit Application Link
    Fall 2023
    • Priority funding deadline: December 1, 2022
    • Regular admission deadline: February 15, 2023

    A variety of graduate research assistantships or graduate teaching assistantships are available. The funding opportunity includes a stipend, and tuition remission (partial or total). Contact the program for a complete list of funding opportunities.

    To obtain further information please contact:
    Dr. Oladipo Eddo

    - Admission to the George Mason University Ph.D. in Education program, KINE concentration

    - Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field

    - Preferred if holds current fitness certification such as ACSM, ACE, NAMS, NCSA, AFFA, NASM, or NFPT