Physical Education, Doctor of Education in Kinesiology

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Improve the lives of children and youth through physical education. The doctor of education program in physical education teacher education gives you the evidence-based best practices to educate teachers who work with children and youth in developing and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.

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As you learn the best practices in teaching physical education to children and youth, our doctoral degree in physical education will prepare you to: 

  • Apply relevant theoretical knowledge to educational problems 
  • Design research to answer specific questions 
  • Refine, modify, apply and teach knowledge in the field 
  • Become a leader who can engage in public policy discussion and advocacy 
  • Serve as a model for the profession 
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Program Features

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Career Paths 

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University Faculty 
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Post-doctoral researcher 
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Non-profit director 
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College Athletics Director 
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Funding Options 


Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.

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Degree Requirements

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Bachelor’s and Master’s degree – physical education or related field, 3.0 GPA, K-12 teaching or physical activity setting experience

Minimum Program hours

80, beyond bachelor’s degree

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

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