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Diane L. Gill, Pam Kocher Brown, and Erin J. Reifsteck

The online EdD in kinesiology at UNCG evolved from the face-to-face EdD, which was designed as an interdisciplinary doctoral degree tailored to working professionals in kinesiology. The new online EdD, which is the only online doctoral program in kinesiology, retains that broad, interdisciplinary curriculum and focuses on developing practicing scholars in kinesiology teaching, leadership, and advocacy. The fully-online EdD program faces many challenges, including technology issues, faculty buy-in, retention, and dissertation completion. To meet those challenges, the EdD curriculum is structured in a four-year cohort model, emphasizing collaboration and connections from the initial campus orientation session through the dissertation defense.

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Dawn E. Trussell

practice. Scholars such as Frisby ( 2005 ) have long called for research that investigates the transformative potential of sport, focusing on implications for practice and new ways of operating. Thus, youth sport is an important part of community life, and, although there may be divisive attitudes and

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Gareth J. Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Christine Wegner, Colin Lopez, Heather Kennedy, and Anthony Pizzo

-led approaches to implementation is required to build a much more comprehensive understanding of how models such as the S4D Framework may be applied in practice. Scholars have advocated for more localized SDP initiatives that involve greater coordination between public and private sectors ( Lindsey et al., 2017