Ph.D. PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS
METU Physical Education and Sports Department (PES) was established in
1982. The Department of PES aims to provide opportunities for the study
of physical education, sport and exercise sciences. The department also
offers elective courses that fulfill requirements in the general
education programs as well as performance based courses for all
students in the university.
The mission of the PES is to promote the acquisition of healthy
lifestyles by teaching the relationship among physical activity,
physical fitness and health. From this point, PES department offers
four graduate level programs providing advanced study with
concentrations in physical education curriculum, sports management,
exercise physiology, and motor learning. Graduate programs serve the
needs of the region and provide advanced experiences for students
preparing for careers and for further study. PES department also
strives to promote excellence and leadership in the graduate
preparation of the students via its graduate programs.
PES raises researchers and academic staff members by means of its
graduate programs. Academic staff conducts researches and studies which
produce solutions and bring novelties to the physical education field
in order to serve those information to the usage of public.
Furthermore, PES department supplies the necessary environment to its
academic staff members to possess the specialties like; being effective
communicator, honest, dynamic, persuasive, flexible and quick thinker,
respectful to ethical issues, being able to work in a team environment
efficiently, and protection of individual and public values. The
Department also encourages academic staff members to produce high
quality investigations, services, and education programs via
disciplinary and interdisciplinary work groups.
The Physical Education and Sports Department is committed to be a
national leader in providing students with professional, ethical, and
contemporary educational experience through effective pedagogical
In a period of
five years, the department will broaden, enhance, and develop its
teaching, education, search, and service activities which are now
proper and equal to norms and standards of European Union universities.
In this respect, P.E.S. department will have qualified academic staff
members and students both of whom will be capable of using the advanced
educational technology. Thus, the department will be an outstanding
institution in providing academic staff members for other universities'
physical education and sports departments. At the same time, the
department will produce projects and academic solutions for Turkey's
existing problems and necessities in the area of physical education and
department will more effectively use its expert human potential as an
efficient source via educational seminars, certificate and in-service
educational programs, and internet based distance education. By all
means of this potential, the department will collaborate with the
national institutions like Youth and Sport General Administration,
National Olympic Committee, sport clubs, and sport federations so as to
prepare Turkey to host big and international organizations.
Korkusuz, Feza (Chairperson): M.D., Ankara University Faculty of
Medicine; Specialization in Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University
Medical School Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery.
Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Polymers and Ceramics, and Biomechanics
Çiçek, Şeref: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Physical Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development in PE and Football and Science
Koçak, M. Settar: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.
Sport Management, Training Theory and Physical Education Programs for Handicapped People
İnce, Levent: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Teaching Effectiveness, Professional Development and Graduate Education
Kirazcı, Sadettin: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Wales, Bangor.
Motor Learning and Motor Development
Tüzün, Macide: B.S., M.S., Ege University; Ph.D., Gazi University.
Physical Activity and Health, First-Aid, Dance and Gymnastics
EDS 508 Educational Statistics II
PES 600 Research Seminar in Physical Education
PES 699 Ph. D. Dissertation
PES 900-999 Special Studies
PES 610 Analysis of Instruction in Physical Education
PES 622 Contemporary Issues in Motor Learning & Control <
PES 626 Directed Readings in Motor Behavior
PES 640 Exercise Physiology Specialization
PES 642 Exercise in Life Time Achievement
PES 646 Designing Training Programs in Competitive Sports
PES 650 Sports Injuries, Preventive Measures and Rehabilitation
PES 660 Program and Event Management
PES 664 Public Relations and Fund Raising in Sport Setting
EDS 540 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development
EDS 544 Theories of Instruction
EDS 547 Curriculum Evaluation
EDS 572 Advances in Psychological Foundations of Education
EDS 601 Qualitative Research Methods in Education
EDS 649 A Comparative Study of Teacher Education