Physical Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology
When you choose the physical education PhD program at The Ohio State University, you will join a group of engaged and passionate educators and scholars who attract some of the best minds in the field from around the world. The nationally and internationally acclaimed program teaches you the skills and expertise to advance the field of physical education that improves the lives of students through physical education.
As you learn the best practices in teaching physical education to teachers 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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Ohio State is a leader in the study and application of adapted and general physical education.
Engage in intensive research and tackle research projects in line with your interests and specialization that will make a difference in the lives of students and 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
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
Expected time to degree
Deadline to apply
for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled