Tolga Ozyurtcu

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Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

Phone: +1 512 232 6018
Office: BEL 605G
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-12, by appointment
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Tolga Ozyurtcu, Ph.D. is a Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Ozyurtcu holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College, a M.Sc. in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Sport Studies, also from UT-Austin. His doctoral dissertation was a cultural history of the original Muscle Beach (1934-1958), in Santa Monica, California, titled Flex Marks The Spot. He teaches in the areas of Sport Management and Physical Culture and Sport Studies, including classes in the management of sport organizations, media and public relations in sport, and the sociological, philosophical, and ethical aspects of sport and physical activity. Ozyurtcu’s research interests include sport development, sporting subcultures, sport and cultural geography, and physical culture history, and he has presented his work to the North American Society for Sport History, International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, and the North American Society for Sport Management. An experienced coach and sport industry consultant, Ozyurtcu seeks to engage his students by combining practical and theoretical approaches to the study of sport.