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Kinesiology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Columbus, OH, United States
The Kinesiology program's goal is to educate professionals, scholars and society in the value of sport, physical activity, physical education, management and science. 
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Overview

Particular focus is placed on obesity prevention, health and wellness throughout the life cycle, physical education in schools, the cultural and historical context of sport, the business of athletics, and promoting regular participation in physical activity initiatives and educational programs in order to ensure lifelong health.

In Ohio State's Kinesiology program, you have many options available as you study the mechanics of body movement.

Whether you are searching for a career in exercise science, physical education or sport management, you will learn from renowned faculty passionate about developing the next kinesiology professionals and scholars.

The Ohio State kinesiology program is the sixth best among US universities and will train you to show society the value of sport, physical activity and physical education. Particular focus in these programs is placed on:

  • obesity prevention
  • health and wellness throughout life
  • physical education in school
  • sport's cultural and historical contexts
  • the business of athletics
  • promoting regular participation in physical activity
  • educational programs for lifelong health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Your Studies in Focus

  • Health and Exercise Science prepares you to educate the public how to enhance physical activity and health behaviors to prevent and treat chronic disease, influence others to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and improve sport and exercise performance.
  • Physical Education teaches you the skills and best practices to educate and train youth to develop and maintain healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Sport Management trains you for careers in the highly competitive sport industry as you learn how keep sports and physical activities organizations successful.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38559 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38559 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    35307 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35307 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    12803 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12803 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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