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PhD in SES: Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership primarily prepares students for academic positions in physical education teacher education. Students are afforded the coursework, research, and practical experiences necessary for conducting and translating sound science with practical significance. Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience teaching undergraduate courses and participate in ongoing and interdisciplinary research within SES and the UNC Active Schools Institute.  Interested candidates should review the PEPAL faculty webpages to identify a potential advisor with similar research interests.

Program Faculty

Dr. Brian Dauenhauer

Dr. Jennifer Krause

Dr. Jaimie McMullen

To learn more about program courses, check out the Catalog Course Requirements