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Coaching and Teaching Studies

This degree prepares students to address critical issues in physical education teacher education and sport pedagogy by developing research skills, engaging in reflective teaching and expanding knowledge. Students learn to develop a focused line of research. They work in close collaboration with faculty mentors who enhance their disposition, knowledge and skills. This partnership helps students succeed as academic and professional leaders within university settings or national sport organizations.

Career Profile

The doctorate is designed to educate students to become leaders in specialized areas of the industry (i.e., higher education, educational agencies, sport organizations and in school systems).

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Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

It is strongly recommended that prospective students identify a faculty member within the Coaching and Teaching Studies Department with whom they share research interests and establish communication with this faculty member prior to submitting an application.

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​January 15

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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