Ph.D. students, emphasis: Sport Sociology

Ph.D. in Kinesiology

Emphasis: Sport Sociology

Sport Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and social organization in the sport context with the primary objective to attempt to identify, describe and explain the role and relationship of sport in society. It focuses on the behavior patterns and social processes that occur in the sporting domain and explores the organizational and management systems and structures in which sport exists. The program is housed in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Current research projects include media representations of women athletes, reducing physical inactivity in ethnic minority girls, and the influence of coaches’ and parents’ background anger on youth athletes.