PhD in Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction
What it's like being a Physical Education PhD student
"I am pursuing doctoral studies to personally challenge myself, fill in gaps in the literature surrounding disability and physical activity, and to collaborate with other professionals to train and teach future teachers for rewarding careers delivering quality physical education."
"I selected UNM because I feel that faculty understand my needs and can support and guide my future growth in research and pedagogy. I believe the relationship a student has with their major professor is critical to their success and I am confident that I have found that mentorship in Dr. Karen Gaudreault."
"UNM attracted me for a variety of reasons. First, I feel the program can be tailored to meet my individual educational needs and interests. Further, New Mexico is known for diversity and a rich native heritage which has the ability to provide me a new experience full of adventure and learning."
“I am pursuing doctoral work because my professional goal is to become a Physical Education Teacher Education faculty member at a university.”
“I was first attracted to UNM because of the faculty. My first interactions with them were so genuine, kind, and welcoming. I felt as if I had known them a long time, rather than just a few minutes chatting on the phone. I selected UNM because I believe it is the program that will best help me to achieve my dream of becoming a professor. I was also impressed by the faculty being willing to help me pursue my research interests even though mine do not directly align with their specific niche. I look forward to growing as a student, teacher, and researcher through this program.”
“I am pursuing PhD studies to accomplish my professional goal of becoming a Physical Education Teacher Educator. My goal is to prepare future physical education teachers to develop programs that will develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions students need to be physically active as adolescents and adults. I want to further develop my research and pedagogical skills to better serve pre-service teachers in the future.”
“The impressive faculty and staff at UNM is what attracted me to the doctoral program. I firmly believe that the PETE faculty at UNM is up-to-date on the most current research findings in the field. When I visited campus, I had the opportunity to meet several of the faculty members. I immediately felt welcomed from the first moment I arrived. The faculty not only cared about my professional goals, but also my personal goals. UNM is located in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. The weather and geographical features of the area make it easy to be outdoors!”