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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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4 Results in Sport

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the co ... [+]

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous physical activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context and in conditions of physical education and sports, physiotherapy, health physical education including their effective management.

The aim of doctoral studies in kinanthropology is the scientific preparation of experts to ensure their ability in regards both to independent research, scientific and pedagogical activities and to practical applications of acquired knowledge and skills in accordance with the needs of the practice. It is an interdisciplinary study program that requires the variability of approach to task solving reflecting the entire thematic spread of this scientific discipline. A system approach is accentuated during the course of study with an emphasis on the specificity of kinanthropology, both in terms of methodology and content. Doctoral studies in the kinanthropology program are highly individualized, based on the type of the dissertation thesis project and also on the field of undergraduate studies. The preparation program is selected to develop the student’s theoretical and methodological readiness in relation to his/her dissertation specialization with the aim of systematic scientific activity in the chosen research problem.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
University of Nicosia

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 a ... [+]

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.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 8 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

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

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

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Doctorate in Sports Coaching aims to equip practitioners and related scholars with an appreciation of the symbiotic and synergetic relationship between theory and pra ... [+]

Course Overview

The Doctorate in Sports Coaching aims to equip practitioners and related scholars with an appreciation of the symbiotic and synergetic relationship between theory and practice. As opposed to a distinct research focus characteristic of a traditional PhD, the amended emphasis of the DSC lies in practice as both the recipient and generator of research. The DSC arises from a demand for high-level, leading-edge knowledge and skills training, coupled with increasing the use and exploitation of coaching research in practice. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice.

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United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus