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. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Ohio Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Ministry - Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Ministries
      • Master of Arts in Ministry - Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Ministries
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Sport Management, BBA
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS: Sport Management: Tourism (Thesis)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Sport Management
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Assisting

Featured Schools

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

American University

  • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management

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Ohio Christian University

  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Ministries

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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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Grand Canyon University

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
  • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma

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Davenport University

  • Sport Management, BBA

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Healthcare Admin
  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • Master of Healthcare Admin

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • PhD in Education - Sports Management

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Liberty University

  • MS: Sport Management: Tourism (Thesis)

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