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The doctoral program in Health & Sport Pedagogy focuses on research, scholarship, and leadership opportunities that prepare individuals for academic positions in departments of physical education/ kinesiology at universities and colleges. This is a research-focused program, which positions graduating students to engage in empirical research and contribute to knowledge generation in the field. Students may focus on research in their personal areas of interest within the fields of health, physical education, and/or adapted physical education.
Intensive research opportunities focusing on physical education, physical activity, and health-related content for youth and adults populations, including those with disabilities
Award winning faculty members provide mentoring in the areas of research, teaching, service, and scholarship
Students are encouraged to engage in national and international organizations through service and the presentation and publication of empirical data
Courses based on current empirical research encourage students to think critically about the fields of physical education, physical activity, and adapted physical education
This course provides experiences of teaching adapted physical education content in lecture and gymnasium settings. Students will develop an understanding of a broad spectrum of disability related content that is applicable to physical education, and gain a deep knowledge of specific topics within disability studies. General and disability specific teaching strategies will be discussed.
This course covers assessment/evaluation theory and practices in PE/Sport. Multiple evaluation designs and techniques in different domains such as teaching/coaching, learning, and performance will be discussed along with technology applications in PE/Sport.
This course covers a combination of motor development and motor learning topics. The course information and structure are designed to optimize practitioners? effectiveness in the classroom and on the field via practical application of motor behavior theories, concepts and principles. Attention is directed toward understanding the acquisition of skills from the fundamental, initial level to the sport-specific, more advanced level, toward optimal age and skill-level practices and developing appropriate motor skill assessments for infants through older adulthood. Past and current research findings are incorporated into each of the course topics.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Health & Sport Pedagogy should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application to the University.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees complete.
One writing sample.
A current copy of your resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Three letters of recommendation from professional sources qualified to assess your suitability for study at the doctoral level. One letter of recommendation should be from a graduate advisor or faculty member and one should be from a current or former supervisor.
Official GRE scores taken within the last 5 years that indicate a total score of at least 297 (1000 by former scoring standard) for both the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections and a minimum of 4.0 on the analytical writing component. While these scores are recommended, other portions of the total application package will be considered. The Sport and Recreation Management emphasis area will also accept GMAT scores of 470 or higher.
Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit current scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550.
Potential students are encouraged to make contact with either Dr. Justin Haegele (email@example.com) or Dr. Xihe Zhu (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to submitting their application to determine if there is alignment in research areas of interest.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Competitive graduate assistantships, with a tuition waiver, are available for select qualified fulltime students.
Students may apply for a competitive college-wide dissertation fellowship during the dissertation phase.
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