College of Education

Education Science - Physical Education Option

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Program Summary

Spring 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 12/1/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Fall 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 07/15/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Spring 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 08/22/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Fall 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 04/15/2021

Dr. Heather Erwin

Chair

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

College of Education

102 Seaton Center 40506-0219

859-257-5311

  • Ph.D
Gain a stronger understanding and a fuller spectrum of physical education in our fully online Ph.D. program. Go beyond physical activity promotion and dive into research topics and courses that address epidemiology, sociology, behavior science, and public health. This doctoral program is appropriate for physical education teachers, researchers in higher education, and athletic directors.  

Program Summary

Spring 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 12/1/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Fall 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 07/15/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Spring 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 08/22/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Cost per credit: $693
Fall 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 04/15/2021

Join Our Intramural Program that Unites Research and Phys Ed 

Where to begin?  Students are admitted into our program through a mentor-based admission process, under the direct supervision of a specific faculty member. We encourage you to identify the faculty member with whom you wish to work with prior to applying to the program. For a brief introduction and contact information, you may view the bios of:

In addition to getting acquainted with our faculty, you will have the opportunity to discuss research interests and potential dissertation areas.  Our program typically takes between 3-5 years, including your dissertation. 

What you will need for your application: 
  • A master’s degree or 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work with a 3.0 GPA. 
  • A combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score of 297 (minimum verbal score of 153 and Quantitative score of 144) on the revised GRE test taken on August 1, 2011 or after. 
  • A sample of scholarly writing
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

 

With a Ph.D. in Education Science – Physical Education, your future career opportunities could be found in: 

  • Teaching and research in higher education 
  • Physical education teacher (rank advancement) 
  • Athletic director 
  • Youth oriented organizations (e.g., YMCA, Boys and Girls Club) 
Funding opportunities: 

Contact

Dr. Heather Erwin

Chair

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

College of Education

102 Seaton Center 40506-0219

859-257-5311

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.