Physical Education

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PHD ELM PHYSICAL EDUCATION

INTRODUCTION

The PhD in Physical Education prepares graduates to become members of the professorial and enables them to:

  • prepare physical education teachers and adapted physical education specialists
  • conduct and disseminate educational research, and
  • provide leadership in sport pedagogy.

A major purpose of the doctoral program is to help students acquire skills and predispositions to become contributors to the expanding knowledge base in sport pedagogy. Students are expected to acquire research skills through apprenticeship experiences in the dissertation research of peers and through cooperative research projects with faculty. At least one publishable research project in conjunction with the adviser is expected prior to completion of the dissertation.