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Kinesiology and Community Health :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Details

Areas of Study

  • Health Behavior
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability Studies.
  • PhD in Community Health combined with MD through the Medical Scholars Program―a seven-year program.


  • Master's degree plus three to four years of study
  • Two years of courses, remaining time for dissertation research
  • Minimum of 64 hours of graduate credit, including 8 hours each of advanced statistics and advanced research methods
  • Written preliminary examination
  • Written dissertation proposal, oral dissertation proposal, submission and dissertation defense

For more information contact:

Julie Jenkins
Graduate Program Support Specialist
Phone: (217) 333-1083
Dr. Steven Petruzzello
Associate Head for Graduate Studies

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