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Jan. 17, 2024

Kinesiology Ph.D. program ascends to No. 11 in nation

Michigan State University’s Kinesiology Ph.D. program is ranked No. 11 in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology — improving its position by 12 spots since the last time rankings were announced in 2020.

“I am very proud of our dedicated faculty, students and collaborative community who have propelled us forward 12 positions in just a short time,” said Dean and MSU Research Foundation Professor Jerlando F. L. Jackson. “This accolade is a testament to the passion and hard work of all those who contribute to the success of our Kinesiology Ph.D. program.”

According to the methodology published by NAK, the Department of Kinesiology showed growth in areas such as faculty publications, postdoctoral research positions, federal funding and book chapters published. The rankings, which are a result of data collected during the 2020-2022 calendar years, evaluated 35 doctoral programs across the United States. Nicholas Myers, a professor in the College of Education, is a co-author on the report.

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