Health, Leisure and Human Performance: Leisure Studies, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Required Coursework
LEIS 6453Leisure Behavior3
LEIS 6013Professional Issues in Leisure Studies3
Select 6 hours that may include the following:6
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Nonparametric Methods
Sample Survey Designs
Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry
Hours Subtotal12
Independent Study Opportunities
The doctoral advisory committee and the individual student will work together to select the most appropriate additional coursework for the Plan of Study. Students may wish to work one-on-one with a faculty member, or engage in an independent project in a field-based setting. These types of experiences are generally addressed within the independent study coursework, which allow flexibility in credit hours and academic assignments. These courses are generally established as contracts with a specific faculty member.
Workshop in Leisure Studies
Field Problems in Leisure Studies
Independent Study in Leisure Studies
Leisure Research Colloquium
Common Core
HHP 6723Curriculum Development in Health, Leisure and Human Performance3
LEIS 6763Management in Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Settings3
LEIS 6043Ethical Issues in Health, Leisure, and Human Performance3
Hours Subtotal9
Dissertation
LEIS 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Electives 1
Select 24 hours that may include the following:24
Academic English for Graduate Students
Research Writing for International Graduate Students
Psychological Aspects of Sport
Recreational Therapy
Recreational Therapy and Geriatrics
Recreational Therapy for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Recreational Therapy in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
Gerontological Counseling
CPSY 5223
Issues in Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Emotion and Cognition
HHP 5883
Developmental Disabilities
Perspectives in Gerontology
Ethics and Aging
Natural Resource Recreation Management
Interpretation in Leisure Services
Special Topics in Leisure Studies
Problems in Hydrogeology
Seminar in Natural Resource Policy, Law and Administration
ZOOL 5153
Issues in Environmental Sustainability
Natural Resource Recreation
Geography of Sport, Recreation and Leisure Seminar
Resource Management in the National Parks
Tourism and Hospitality
Geography of Travel and Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Convention and Special Event Management
Hospitality Strategic Management
Hospitality and Tourism Education
Tourism Policy and Planning
HTM 6413
Higher Education
EDLE 5973
EDLE 6233
EDLE 6463
EDLE 6583
EDLE 6713
EDLE 6753
EDLE 6813
EDLE 6843
CIED 5243
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Curriculum
Analysis of Teaching
Psychology of Learning
Creativity for Teachers
Human Motivation
Computer-Based Instruction Development
Culture, Society and Education
HRAE 5213
HRAE 5253
HRAE 5703
Research and Statistics
Techniques of Population Analysis
Qualitative Research Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
Qualitative Research I
SCFD 6133
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Methods
Probability Theory
Statistical Inference
Theory of Linear Models I
Theory of Linear Models II
STAT 5403
Multivariate Analysis
Management, Business and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Venture Management
Seminar in Administrative Communication
Management and Organization Theory
Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Leadership Challenges
Advanced Organizational Behavior
Seminar in Consumer Behavior
Legal Issues in Business
Public Management
Urban Politics and Management
Seminar in Public Personnel Administration
American Pluralism, Race and Ethnicity in American Life
Contemporary Organizational Theory
Myths and Realities of Organizational Change
Counseling and Human Development
Human Development in Psychology
Theories of Counseling
Issues in Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Group Process
Basic Counseling Skills
Psychology of Motivation
Advanced Social Psychology
Lifespan Development
Adult Development and Aging
Theory and Research: Social and Emotional Development
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval