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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Jul 21, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Advanced Athletic Training, M.S.

The doctoral program in physical education is designed to prepare individuals for academic positions in departments of physical education and/or kinesiology at universities and colleges. Concentrations are offered in physical education pedagogy and motor behavior. Individuals who complete the doctoral program should be prepared to assume leadership roles in physical education teacher education or motor behavior. This document provides information about the expectations for doctoral study, sample programs of study, and other required experiences for doctoral degree in physical education.


In addition to The Graduate School’s application requirements, applicants must submit a sample of expository writing to include future goals and specific research interests.

Degree Requirements (33-36 Hours)

Physical Education Pedagogy, Motor Behavior, or Exercise Science Elective (3 Hours)

  • Advisor-approved Physical Education Pedagogy, Motor Behavior, or Exercise Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Thesis option is not required to take this elective.

Project or Thesis

Satisfactory completion of

Comprehensive Assessment

Successful completion of a master research project/thesis.

Additional Requirements include 6 Hours in Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methodology