Interested in further, in-depth study of motor development, motor learning, and movement control? We offer a research-oriented PhD with a specialization in motor behavior that includes foci such as the developmental aspects of movement and function across the lifespan, along with the underlying mechanisms related to physical and motor functioning that occur in conjunction with motor skill acquisition and sports-related movements.
Our program blends face-to-face instruction with the real-world issues found in practical experience. Learn the latest information on teaching physical education, sport, and physical activity.
Our doctoral program offers ample and rigorous opportunities to acquire the necessary research experience you need for your post-doctoral career.
The motor behavior specialization is a research-oriented program for students interested in the study of motor development, motor learning, and movement control. This includes:
As a student in the motor behavior specialization, you will take coursework in:
We offer a range of support courses, research courses, and electives that cover a variety of related topics and areas.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Located in the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, the nation's largest on-campus facility for recreation and fitness. Our department's facilities include 10 laboratories, the Center for Physical Activity and Health, offices, conference rooms, and classrooms.
Our departmental research is supported by grants from national and state departments of education, National Institutes for Health, National Science Foundation, and other organizations.
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