Free Online Sports and Physical Education Courses from Top Universities

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Online sports and physical education courses are offered for free by top universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University. Course materials are available at any time.
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Free Sports and Physical Education Courses

Free sports and physical education courses focus on athletic techniques, often with instructional videos included. These courses don't feature interaction with professors or other students, though, and all activities are optional.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT hosts a variety of courses online for free via its OpenCourseWare platform. Course topics include tennis and weight training. In some courses, students can watch video lectures and demonstrations.

Open University

Open University offers an aerobic fitness overview course that introduces students to aerobic exercise principles. They will have the opportunity to learn how to prescribe exercise for an individual according to four factors: type, time, intensity and frequency.

Free Online Sports and Physical Education Courses

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
SCUBA course from MIT Undergraduate Text/lecture notes/video Yes No Yes
Tennis course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/video/image gallery Yes No Yes
Weight Training course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/video Yes No Yes
Chemistry of Sports course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/video Yes No Yes
Improving Aerobic Fitness course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Funding Elite Sport course from Open University Beginner Text/video Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Health Club Operations
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
      • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
      • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Practical Healing
      • Master of Divinity - Practical Healing
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
      • MEd - Sports Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
    Bachelor's
      • Health Sciences (BSHS)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • Master of Healthcare Admin
  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • AASBA in Health Club Operations

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Full Sail University

  • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media

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Grand Canyon University

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
  • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
  • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care

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Colorado State University Global

  • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration

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The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Practical Healing
  • Master of Divinity - Practical Healing

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
  • Education Specialist - Sports Management

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