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

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
    Master's
      • MEd - Sports Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Saybrook University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. Integrative Wellness Coaching
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Sport Management: General
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Sport Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Sports Management
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • B.S. in Health Sciences
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Sport Management, BBA
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Health Care Management
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA - Sport Management
      • BS - Health Care Administration
      • BS - Health Care Administration/Emer Med Service
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Health Care Management

Featured Schools

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

Purdue University Global

  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • PhD in Education - Sports Management
  • MEd - Sports Management
  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration

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Full Sail University

  • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services

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Saybrook University

  • M.A. Integrative Wellness Coaching

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Liberty University

  • BS: Sport Management: General

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Post University

  • B.S. in Sport Management

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Grand Canyon University

  • MS in Health Care Administration
  • BS in Sports Management
  • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care

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