Academic Catalog


Doctor of Philosophy Education with a Concentration in Human Movement Sciences - Health and Sport Pedagogy (PhD)

Justin Haegele, Ph.D.
2009 Student Recreation Center

The goal of our doctoral program is to prepare professionals with research knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities required to be successful leaders, scholars, and educators. The program provides a solid theoretical foundation, advanced methodological training, one-on-one mentorship, and opportunities to teach undergraduate courses.

We offer a PhD in Education with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences. There are two emphasis areas within the HMS concentration. These include:

Sport & Recreation Management Emphasis – this area focuses on issues related to the administration of sport and recreation organizations. Graduates are prepared for careers as faculty or administrators in higher education, private organizations, public agencies, and/or other research-based institutions.

Health & Sport Pedagogy Emphasis – this area focuses on research, scholarship, and leadership opportunities in health and sport pedagogy. This program prepares individuals for academic positions in departments of physical education/ kinesiology at universities and colleges.