Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.
The doctoral program in physical education is designed to prepare individuals for academic positions in departments of physical education/kinesiology at universities and colleges. Research, scholarship, and leadership opportunities will be emphasized throughout the course of the program. Upon completion of the program, individuals should be prepared to assume leadership positions within the field.
Funded graduate students will serve as GTA's who will work with faculty members to instruct undergraduate courses in the health & physical education program. All experiences are faculty supervised.
Throughout the program, doctoral students will have numerous opportunities to submit research manuscripts for publication and peer reviewed presentation abstracts. These opportunities will be pursued in conjuncture with program faculty.
Students will be expected to be engaged in the university and professional community in a number of ways throughout their doctoral education.
- HMS 804 - Advanced Studies in Adapted Physical Education
- HMS 818 - Applied Learning and Coaching Theory
- HMS 819 - Planning and Administration in PE and Sport Programs
- HMS 820 - Curriculum Development in PE
- HMS 821 - Motivational Issues in Sport & PE
- HMS 840 - Motor Learning & Human Development
- HMS 845 - Assessment/ Evaluation and Technology in Sport & PE
FINANCIAL AIDE and Employment
Graduate teaching assistantships are available. These positions are highly competitive. GTAs will teach undergraduate health & physical education coursework while assisting with program faculty research.
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