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EdD in Kinesiology Online Student Ties Social Work to kinesiology to Address Burnout

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jun 2, 2017 4:09:48 PM

It’s not every day that a social worker decides to get a doctorate in kinesiology. 

But for Eric Tucker, there’s a natural connection between physical activity and social work. That’s one reason he’s in the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Kinesiology program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, designed for practicing professionals seeking a doctorate in kinesiology focused on leadership, advocacy, and teaching.

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Financial Aid for Online Students

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jun 1, 2017 1:22:15 PM

 

A Guide to Financial Aid for Online Students

You’ve decided online learning is a great fit for you—flexibility, convenience, and lower costs. If you’re concerned about how to pay for those classes, consider financial aid. As an online student, you may be eligible based on certain criteria. See which loans and online programs qualify.

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Topics: Financial Aid

Online EdD in Kinesiology Student Shows Learning Can Be Active

Posted by Karen Grossman on May 15, 2017 12:43:03 PM


Momentum
and velocity aren’t terms most kids associate with physical education (PE) class. When learning to shoot a basketball, they focus more on getting the ball into the basket than on calculating arc and rotation. Scoring may come to mind more than heart rate.

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Topics: Kinesiology

UNCG's Online EdD in Kinesiology Provides Work-School Balance

Posted by Karen Grossman on Mar 15, 2017 10:11:43 AM

Janah Fletcher is a self-described continual learner. With an undergraduate degree in exercise and sports science and a master’s in athletic training, Fletcher desired more opportunities to further her education. The challenge was finding a way to do this and stay employed as head athletic trainer at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (A&T).

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Topics: Online Degree, Kinesiology

Early childhood teachers: Take your career to the next level

Posted by Karen Grossman on Feb 16, 2017 2:42:10 PM


Are you an early childhood education professional looking to take the next step in your career? A graduate certificate or master’s could open leadership opportunities. Consider a Master’s of Education in early childhood education or a North Carolina early childhood teaching licensure, both available fully online at UNCG.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, Online Degree, Graduate Certificate

Singing the post-Super Bowl blues? Put a MALS course in your game plan!

Posted by Karen Grossman on Feb 8, 2017 2:59:45 PM

The big game is finally over. No more football until September. And whether you are a super fan or just living with one, you may find that you have some extra time on your hands in the off-season.

Now’s the time to take advantage of the time you spent rooting for your favorite team. Take an online graduate course to get your career in the end zone.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, MALS, Graduate Courses

Does Every Workday Feel Like “Groundhog Day”? 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Career

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 31, 2017 9:35:54 AM

It feels like your work life is stuck on repeat. You’re doing the same tasks over andover. Your career has hit a dead end.

It may feel like your career is 1993’s “Groundhog Day” movie reincarnated, but it doesn’t have to take you as long as Bill Murray’s Phil the weatherman to figure out how to change course. You have options. Going back to school can help get your career moving again.

Here are 5 tips to give your career the kick-start it needs: 

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree

From Playgrounds to Courtrooms, Peace and Conflict Studies Applies to Many Fields

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 25, 2017 1:10:01 PM

If January is any indication, 2017 will have no shortage of conflict. Understanding how to create peace and resolve conflict goes beyond politics. It's used every day in neighborhoods, schoolyards, the work place, and the courtroom.

For students looking for ways to help solve problems within society, a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies teaches necessary skills to help build an environment needed for peace, social change, and respect for human rights.

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Topics: Online Degree, Peace and Conflict Studies

4 Resolutions Worth Keeping This Year

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 23, 2017 1:36:59 PM

We have the best of intentions when making New Year’s resolutions. Somewhere along the way, many of us lose sight of the things we really need to improve. Maybe cutting sweets entirely isn’t realistic but if you can’t stick to your whole list this year, here are four resolutions worth keeping.

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Career Advancement, Online Degree

Winnie-the-Pooh's Wisdom Still Resonates With Adults

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jan 18, 2017 8:51:44 AM

As children, we didn’t suspect the funny predicaments of a tubby storybook bear were actually lessons about friendship and acceptance. Turns out that Winnie-the-Pooh’s wisdom is still relevant in our lives today.

“These are all observations about how a wise person responds to various challenging situations,” Gary Rosenkrantz, head of UNCG’s Philosophy Department, says of Pooh’s stories. “They embody nuggets of actual wisdom, truths about life. It’s done in a charming, fanciful way that’s accessible to children.”

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Online Degree, Philosophy