Ph.D. in Sport Pedagogy
The Ph.D. in Sport Pedagogy prepares students for teaching and research positions in universities as well as leadership positions in state or regional departments of education. Interdisciplinary collaboration and research across CEHD are viewed as integral components of the pedagogy program. Related experiences include working with undergraduate students in the microteaching laboratory, supervising student teachers and planning student teacher experiences. Specific areas of research correspond to those of the pedagogy faculty.
This specialization incorporates the core Kinesiology doctorate program requirements as well as providing an emphasis on Pedagogy. Each student will complete courses in Pedagogy, research design and analysis and a core Kinesiology block.
Please refer to the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog for the content of the courses listed below. Competency in the content of the course is required rather than the particular course. The Office of Graduate Studies in the Department of Health and Kinesiology in consultation with the graduate committee chair or temporary advisor will be happy to review transcripts of potential graduate students.
All students entering the doctorate program with a specialization in Pedagogy must meet the following prerequisites before entry:
- Master’s degree in physical education, education, or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Three years or more public school experience
A member of the graduate faculty to be admitted must accept students. Students must contact the faculty member directly.
We will only review COMPLETE applications. A COMPLETE application includes:
- Apply Texas application
- Transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
- Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a prior professor who can attest to your academic abilities)
- Statement of purpose
- Your current resume
Minimum Hour Requirement
The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 70 hours beyond a master’s or 96 hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Depending on the preparation and experience, doctoral students may be required to complete undergraduate or graduate leveling work in addition to the minimum Ph.D. requirements.
Research Experience Requirement
Prior to scheduling the dissertation proposal meeting, each student will: (a) have presented, as sole or first author, at least one presentation at a state, regional, or national conference; and (b) will be an author on at least one research paper submitted to a peer-reviewed national or international journal. Also, dissertations will not be signed by the department head until the student has submitted as first author a manuscript (or manuscripts) of the study to a national or international refereed journal (or journals).
Frequently Asked Questions
I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?
Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 335 Blocker. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (979) 862-4052 (Tyler Fadal) or (979) 458-2673 (Carmen Hoffmann). You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is 4243 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4243.
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $50 application fee for domestic applicants and $75 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following offices: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Is the GRE required?
Yes, the GRE is required.