Physical Education, Doctor of Education in Kinesiology
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.
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
Learn by doing and reflecting approach gives you the capacity to motivate your students to make physical activity a part of their lifestyle.
Gain the knowledge and expertise needed to prepare pre-service teachers who can meet the increasing demand for highly qualified physical education teachers.
Access to faculty mentors committed to an excellent learning environment.
An education as diverse as the people in it.
Many opportunities to collaborate with school districts, professionals and researchers as you tackle research projects that make a difference for teachers and students.
Ohio State is a long-time leader in the study and application of adapted and general physical education.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the college, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
These financial awards are made by Ohio State to students based on academic merit through a university-wide competition.
The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
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
Deadline to apply
December 1, for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled