Sport Pedagogy

Department of Educational Psychology
Concentration in Sport Pedagogy

The Department of Educational Psychology will offer a Doctoral (PhD) program with a concentration in Sport Pedagogy beginning in Fall 2014.

Faculty Contact: Dr. Tao Zhang (

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
Concentration in
Sport Pedagogy (Effective Fall, 2014)

(UNT Graduate Catalog Listing)

The doctoral program in Educational Psychology (name changed from Educational Research, Effective August, 2014) offers five concentrations:

1) Research, Measurement, and Statistics
2) Human Development and Family Studies
3) Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise
4) Gifted and Talented
5) Sport Pedagogy

A Master's degree is not required. Students with related Master's degrees are required to successfully fulfill the requirements listed below. Those entering the program without a Master's degree are expected to fulfill the following requirements, the 3 core courses in the Educational Psychology MS degree, and a minimum of two additional graduate level courses with their adviser’s approval.  The actual number of hours will vary based on each student's background and adviser's recommendations.

Requirements are for students who enter the program with a related Master's degree.

Degree Requirements (minimum 63 hours)

1) Educational Psychology Doctoral Core (9 hours)

EPSY 5550 - Learning Theories (3 hours)
EPSY 6040 - Foundations of Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5123 - Human Development Across the Life Span (3 hours)

2) Educational Research Degree Core (21 hours)

EPSY 6010 - Statistics for Educational Research (3 hours)
EPSY 6020 - Research Methods in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6210 - Multiple Regression Analysis and Related Methods (3 hours)
EPSY 6220 - Classical and Modern Educational Measurement Theory (3 hours)
EPSY 6230 - Theory and Applicaiton of Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3 hours)
EPSY 6280 - Qualitative Research in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6290 - Multivariate Statistics in Education (3 hours)

3) Sport Pedagogy (21 hours)

KINE 5090 - Motor Behavior (3 hours)
KINE 6000 - Supervision in Sport Pedagogy (3 hours)
KINE 6030 - Life-span Motor Development  (3 hours)
KINE 6230 - Professional Preparation in Sport Pedagogy (3 hours)
KINE 6700 - Curriculum and Methods in Sport Pedagogy (3 hours)
KINE 6801 - Studies in Sport Pedagogy (3 hours)
KINE 6941 - Current Topics in Sport Pedagogy (3 hours)

4) Supervised Research/Practice (3 hours)

EPSY 6030 - Practicum, Field Problem or Internship (3 hours)     

5) Dissertation (9 hours minimum)

EPSY 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation (3, 6 or 9 hours per semester)

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