Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. — Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership (PE PAL) Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See “Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D.

Degree Requirements — 65-68 Credits

Prerequisites — 3 hours

SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science

3

May be required if not taken during a student’s Master’s program.

Required Emphasis Credits — 22 hours

SES 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SES 680Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy

3

SES 681Research on Teaching and Teachers in Physical Activity Settings

3

SES 682Program Design and Evaluation in Physical Activity Settings

3

SES 695Seminar in Physical Education

1

SES 696College Teaching

3

SES 695: Take four times.

And choose 3 credits from the following:

SES 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SES 755Supervised Practicum in College Teaching

1- 6

Research Core — 12 hours

Take all the following courses:
SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

SES 703Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise Science

3

Choose one of the following courses:

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

SRM 607Non-Parametric Statistics

3

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

SRM 625Applied Multiple Regression Analysis

3

SRM 627Survey Research Methods

3

SRM 635Categorical Data Analysis

3

SRM 660Mixed Methods Research

3

SRM 685Educational Ethnography

3

SRM 686Qualitative Case Study Research

3

SRM 687Narrative Inquiry

3

SRM 688Writing Qualitative Research

3

SRM 731Multivariate Analysis

3

Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 hours

SES 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

SES 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

Research Tools

Doctoral students in this degree must demonstrate competency in two research tools. Four possibilities are listed below:

  1. Research Design. Applied Statistics/Quantitative Methods. Complete 9-12 hours (excluding SRM 600 and SRM 700).
  2. Research Design. Applied Statistics/Qualitative Methods. Complete 9-12 hours (excluding SRM 600 and SRM 700).
  3. Discipline-Specific Laboratory Techniques. Exhibit competency in laboratory-based research work, which is specific to a student’s emphasis area. Coursework supporting this requirement is acceptable, but not required.
  4. A collateral field of study may be used as a substitute for a research tool. See Graduate School policies for details.

NOTE: In addition to Graduate School candidacy and graduation requirements, doctoral students in the School of Sport and Exercise Science must complete requirements associated with the SES doctoral matrix.

Cognate Credits — 15 hours

Must choose 15 hours from one of the Cognate Areas:

Physical Education Teacher Education Cognate

EDF 610Teacher Research

3

EDF 619Pluralism in Education

3

EDF 664Instruction and Assessment

3

EDF 685Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

EDF 700Implementation and Evaluation of Curriculum

3

EDF 777Social Justice in Education Reform

3

EDF 781Perspectives on Curriculum

3

EDF 787Technology, Innovation, and Education

3

SES 612Assessment in Sport Pedagogy

3

SES 614Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education

3

Physical Activity Leadership and Community Health Cognate

CH 509Behavior Change Theories

3

CH 525Contemporary Issues in School Health

3

CH 530Strategies for Community Health Promotion

3

CH 533Physical Activity Interventions in the Community

3

CH 615Methods in Public Health Research and Evaluation

3

SES 646Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming

3

SES 647School Physical Activity Policy, Advocacy, and Leadership

3