Doctorate Degrees in Sport

Compare 6 PhD Programs in Sport

A Doctor of Philosophy, also known as a PhD, is a terminal degree in many areas of study. Doctor is the Latin word for teacher, implying that a PhD is necessary to be a professor in a scholar’s chosen field of interest.

What is a PhD in Sport? The degree can potentially cover many different areas. Possible research themes include ethnographic studies, economics, and sociology. Studies could cover a number of different topics, such as how different cultures react to sports, the impact that large sporting events like the Olympics have on the cities that host them or the relationship between sports and poverty. Prospective students should research universities to see what might be included in their program.

As with many humanities related fields, a PhD in Sport can often teach candidates how to make connections between different points of research. This not only improves their ability to research and write theses, but grants them a unique big-picture perspective needed in many professions.

The financial costs of PhD programs can often vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Institutions often have more information on their websites regarding potential costs, or will generally have contact information available elsewhere.

As a fairly rare advanced degree, a PhD has the potential to open lucrative career paths. There are typically many options open to a graduate with a PhD in Sport. As part of the education field, the most obvious choice would be to enter academics as a researcher or teaching professor. Other possible areas of employment include nonprofit organizations, sports governing bodies, sports policy and government organizations.

Different institutions will often have different options available for PhD candidates. If attending on-site classes isn’t an option, go to institutions’ websites to see if they have distance-learning programs available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Physical Education and Sport

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area, through a multi-paradigmatic perspective and methodology, focusing on a global and integrated vision of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The total workload of the course would amount to 3 years full time... [+]

PhDs in Sport. The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area, through a multi-paradigmatic perspective and methodology, focusing on a global and integrated vision of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The total workload of the course would amount to 3 years full time. A Doctor of Physical Education and Sport should still be able to communicate with their peers and with society in general about their area of expertise, and to promote in academic and professional contexts, scientific, social and cultural progresses in a society based on knowledge. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired With the award of the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and sport, students must: To demonstrate a systematic knowledge in one specialty of the Doctorate programme in Physical Education and Sport ("Teaching of Physical Education and Sport" or "Physical Activity and Health") and master models, methodologies and research techniques associated with this area of knowledge and to their specialties; To display the ability to conceive, design and deliver a significant and innovative research in Physical Education and Sport; To contribute, through original research, to expand the frontiers of the knowledge in Physical Education and Sport, which is recognized by the publication of research outputs in international journals with referees; To show competences that could enable their integration in different professional or academic contexts as promoters and holders of high specialization.... [-]

Ph.D. In The Science Of Exercise And Physical Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme in Exercise Science and Physical Education leading to a PhD. The program is designed to provide scientific knowledge at the highest level and prepare students for careers in the field of higher learning, scientific research and in scientific field of exercise and physical education. [+]

Duration of study (years): 3 years Title of studies: Doctoral Degree in Exercise and Physical Education Level of Title: Doctoral Degree (3rd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Method of Study: Full-time / Part-time Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 180 Program Description The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme in Exercise Science and Physical Education leading to a PhD. The program is designed to provide scientific knowledge at the highest level and prepare students for careers in the field of higher learning, scientific research and in scientific field of exercise and physical education. The aim of the doctoral program is to prepare experienced scientists with a view to conduct cutting-edge research, to propose innovative research and practical workable solutions and achieve leadership positions in the exercise area and physical education and the wider sports industry. The program directs students to use the most modern methods of multidisciplinary research into the production and application of knowledge in theoretical and practical level. It is designed to provide students the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in areas that will increase our knowledge of human movement, develop theories and methods for maintaining health and improving knowledge for more effective implementation of physical education in education. The program is designed so as to enable development to students in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and / or experience in exercise science and physical education. Special features of the program are: The development, testing and implementation of theories about human movement and exercise.... [-]

PhD in Sport Science

Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 Latvia Riga

Development of sports science in Latvia, providing a possibility for Doctoral students to obtain internationally comparable competence in sports science and internationally comparable PhD degree. [+]

PhDs in Sport. Programme aims: Development of sports science in Latvia, providing a possibility for Doctoral students to obtain internationally comparable competence in sports science and internationally comparable PhD degree. Acquiring of theoretical knowledge, research skills and abilities in sports science and in related fields of science – pedagogy, psychology, biology, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, medicine, etc. Development of a Doctoral student’s personality for work in education institutions. Acquiring of study and research organisation and management principles. Programme content: Science for sport Research methodology Topicalities of education and sport management theories Cognitive science systematics and methods in communication research Scientific lexis in foreign language Research presentation Data procession technology Sport science in trans-personal environment Working out and pre-defence of the promotion thesis Final examinationspre-defence of the promotion thesis. Further education possibility: The right to apply for the PhD degree. [-]

Dpsych in Sports and Exercise Psychology

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, DPsych in Sports and Exercise develops advanced therapeutic skills through inter-disciplinary learning, teaching and research. This new and exciting area of psychology is becoming increasingly popular. [+]

Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively new and increasingly popular area of applied psychology within the UK.

The DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology is the only programme of its kind in Scotland, with a strong focus on developing outstanding therapeutic skills, inter-disciplinary learning, teaching and research.

Sport and exercise psychologists work in all areas of sport and exercise provision, especially professional and Olympic sports and increasing physical activity and exercise participation amongst the general population.

They represent a trusted and dependable structure within sports science provision at local, national and Olympic-level sport and across structures in professional football, rugby, golf and the national sports institutes (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England).... [-]


DCom / DPhil in Sport Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. [+]

PhDs in Sport. DCom in Sport Management Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Contact details Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za DPhil in Sport Management Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Contact details Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Physical Education and Sport

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area. [+]

 PhD in Physical Education and Sport

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Francisco Alberto Arruda Carreiro da Costa

Secretariat

Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto - Doutoramento

 

Qualification requirements and regulations

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Physical Education and Sport: a) The holders of a masters degree or a legal equivalent; b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Physical Education and Sports Faculty as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Physical Education and Sports Faculty as being a competence certificate.... [-]