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Collaborative Ph.D. Degree

Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization: Teaching Physical Education and Sport

The Teaching Physical Education and Sport specialization is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to teach, conduct research and serve as future faculty members in departments of Kinesiology, Exercise Science or Physical Education within institutions of higher education. Within the departments, these faculty members would be engaged in preparing future physical education teachers and coaches.

In addition to coursework outlined in the Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Philosophy Handbook, students will complete graduate courses in Exercise & Sport Sciences. Students will also be engaged in research in physical education during their doctoral studies. Candidates will choose a dissertation topic in the area of Teaching Physical Education and Sport. This research will focus on critical issues encompassing teaching and learning in school based physical education. Faculty members from the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences who teach in the Teaching Physical Education and Sport curriculum will serve as co-chairs of advising committees and directors of dissertation committees.



This program is administered in collaboration with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education.


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For More Information:

Melanie Hart, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Provost for Texas Tech University
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 102
(806) 742-3371

Administration, Rm 104
(806) 742-2184