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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Sports Management
      • BS in Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
      • MEd - Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
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    Iowa State University

  • Martin, TN

    The University of Tennessee

Featured Schools

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

Grand Canyon University

  • BS in Sports Management

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Purdue University Global

  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • PhD in Education - Sports Management
  • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
  • MEd - Sports Management

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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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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management

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Full Sail University

  • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

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