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.
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... [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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).... [-]
Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. [+]
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
Professor Doutor Francisco Alberto Arruda Carreiro da Costa
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.... [-]