Physical Education Teacher Education

Doctoral Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) to prepare for a career as an educational researcher. As one of only 20 PETE doctoral degree-granting institutions in the country, this unique program takes a multidisciplinary and translational approach to developing an empirically-based physical education curriculum and comprehensive school physical activity programs in and around schools. Through this program students gain experience in research, teacher education, coaching, and applied physical activity leadership.

Alumni from our program become teacher educators, professors, policy makers, and community advocates for physical education.


General Requirements (Minimum 21 hours)

Directed Research (Minimum 12 hours)

Specialization Requirements (Minimum 15 hours)

Courses Outside the Department (Minimum 6 hours)

Dissertation (Minimum 6 hours)

At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 31

Credit Hours Required: 60

Schedule: Flexible

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Area Advisor, Coordinator
Xiaofen Hamilton

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