University of Illinois Kinesiology Doctoral Program Ranked #1

After completing the Doctoral Program Review for 2010-2014, the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) ranked the University of Illinois as #1 in the nation among the 52 programs participating in the review.
The Doctoral Program Review, conducted in five-year intervals, evaluates programs on a variety of factors, including faculty productivity in the form of journal publications, books, and presentations;  federal, non-federal, and internal research funding; service on editorial boards; and visibility as measured by Fellow status in the NAK.
Student factors also are considered, including the selectivity of admissions and GRE scores, graduate assistant support, doctoral publications, and employment in the field.
“The NAK produces two lists,” shared interim department head Amy Woods.  “One list uses all institutional data to assess faculty and student productivity, in which we are ranked number one, and the other list adjusts productivity for the size of the faculty, in which we are ranked number three. The fact that we appear first in the rankings in one of the lists is a reflection of the high regard that our peers have for the success and productivity of our faculty and students. This is certainly a proud moment for our department.”

For more information on the rankings, visit the NAK website.

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