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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Doctor of Physical Education (D.Sc)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University


The Doctor of Physical Education (D.Sc) objective is to help students obtain understanding of the knowledge base surrounding the discipline though education and training leading to highly competent graduates who will make significant contributions to the advancement of empirically based knowledge in Physical Education. The Physical Education is designed to advance the professional development of experienced Physical Education graduates and professionals in the Physical Education arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process Physical Education skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.

AIU’s Doctorate degree in Education goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.

Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Education will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Physical Education:

Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
Physiology of Exercise
Kinesiology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sport Psychometrics
Sport Psychology
Motor Learning and Control
Heritage and Values of Movement and Sport
Motor Development and Analysis
Stress Management
Psychopathology
Techniques in Athletic Counseling
Performance Enhancement
Instructional Effectiveness in Higher Education
Foundations and Methods of Research
Qualitative Research Methodology
Advanced Experimental Design
Structural Equation Modeling

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)


Research Project in Physical Education:

Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Physical Education graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

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