3 PhD Programs in Physical Education

PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, and it represents the highest degree available in academia. A PhD can take four or more years to complete, and the amount of time largely depends on the subject you choose to study. So, what is a PhD in Physical Education? This subject looks at physical activities in a school or career setting, from compulsory active classes to professional sports.… Read more

PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, and it represents the highest degree available in academia. A PhD can take four or more years to complete, and the amount of time largely depends on the subject you choose to study.

So, what is a PhD in Physical Education? This subject looks at physical activities in a school or career setting, from compulsory active classes to professional sports. Earning a PhD in physical education means conducting research about human anatomy and how different kinds of stress and activity leave their mark. Some subfields look at physical activity as it relates to science, society and culture.

Within a doctoral program in physical education, you learn skills such as teamwork, attention to detail and multitasking. Teamwork, specifically, can be useful for organizing others toward a common goal, while other skills gained in the program may help you become more efficient in your daily activities.

The cost of a PhD in Physical Education can usually be offset by a stipend. A fellowship is another common way to pay for this kind of program. These funds can be used to cover books, tuition, course fees and a variety of other costs incurred while studying.

As with any graduate of a PhD program, you can pursue employment at a university as a member of its faculty. Specific to physical education, positions at levels lower than university or within professional sports may be available. A researcher knowledgeable about the human body could also research new sporting equipment and how to optimize workouts. For that kind of work, you could look for a position in research and development for a sporting goods manufacturer.

Most schools, especially ones with their own sporting teams, have a physical education department. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able ... +

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus. Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of energy are encouraged to apply. This may include renewable energy, energy utilization, and energy conservation as well as improved materials for energy production and conversion (for example, the development of nanocomposite carbide coatings). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Prague, Czech Republic

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex ... +

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous physical activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context and in conditions of physical education and sports, physiotherapy, physical health education including their effective management. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Cupey
San Juan, Puerto Rico

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergrad ... +

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergraduate level (teacher preparation programs), we have the specialized accreditation granted by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Jan 2020
Campus