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Our Programs Are Backed by Leaders in Their Fields

July 22, 2021 by Karen Grossman |

Ranking ribbon_blogUNC Greensboro’s programs are known for standards of excellence, taught by distinguished faculty who are recognized in their fields. Two professors were recently honored for their research in Kinesiology and Psychology.

Professor Jennifer Etnier received the Senior Research Excellence Award for her research on the relationships between exercise and memory. The Julia Taylor Morton Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology at UNC Greensboro, Dr. Etnier has received $5.4 million in federal funding and $639,000 in foundation and private funding for her work. 

Associate Professor Gabriela Livas Stein received the Junior Research Excellence Award for her studies on improving access to mental health care for marginalized populations, the impact of family cultural values on youth development, and the effects of cultural stressors on mental health.

If you’re curious about what we offer online in those programs, take a look at the online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (EdD in Kinesiology) and the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies (BLS) with a Psychology concentration.

The EdD in Kinesiology was designed for practicing professionals with three years of experience who want a doctorate focused on scholarship and professional practice in leadership, advocacy, and teaching. The program enables students to advance in the field as leaders, teachers, or advocates.

The highly customizable BLS program connects your learning in the humanities, social sciences, and other fields to your professional life, while emphasizing current research in the field of psychology. The Psychology concentration is for students interested in human services careers that require psychological knowledge but not the technical know-how of a Psychology degree. 

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