PhD in Human Movement
Take on this doctoral program to gain skills and specialist knowledge, join a leading research team and embark on a research career in human movement, exercise science or sports physiology.
RMIT's School of Medical Sciences and Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) collaboration offers you exciting opportunities for world-class biomedical and biotechnical research with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
A PhD qualification enables you to embark on a research career or work in a higher administrative capacity in a research team. Programs cater for those wanting to gain skills in conducting research or to study a particular area of interest, or for those with a thirst for new knowledge.
Our multidisciplinary research base offers opportunities for research in a range of areas from projects involving human subjects through to cell- and molecular-based systems using state-of-the-art technology.
Appropriate research areas include:
- physical activity and disability
- motor skill development and control
- growth and development
- exercise physiology
- exercise metabolism
- measurement of exercise behaviour.
This program involves the intensive investigation of a highly specialised individual research project.
Graduates are employed in academia, industry and the private sector.
They have become research team leaders in their own right in Australia and internationally, and to holding senior positions in government and industry.
Program entry requirements
Entry into a Research program at RMIT is not based solely on academic achievement and applicants must meet the following minimum academic requirements to be considered for candidature.
One of the following:
- Successful completion of an Australian Masters by Research degree or equivalent.
- Successful completion of an Australian Masters by Coursework degree or equivalent WITH a research component graded as a distinction (GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00).
- Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor (Honours) degree graded as first or second class (over 70% or GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00).
Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements, but can demonstrate extensive knowledge and appropriate research experience in the field of study may be considered for entry if they can supply evidence of their knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the program. Examples of such evidence can include previous academic standing, peer and non-peer reviewed quality research publications and exhibitions, professional esteem, or significant relevant industry and professional experience.
All research programs require you to:
- Submit a research proposal outlining:
- area of research to be undertaken
- research methodology
- literature review
- expected outcome/s of research.
- Identify a suitable RMIT academic supervisor. Research candidatures are subject to the availability of an academic supervisor and suitability of research.
- Submit a folio or additional information if you are applying for a studio based research program within the art, architecture or design related disciplines on request.
English language requirements
To undertake most research programs at RMIT, you must have achieved one of the following English proficiency test results within the last 2 years:
- Academic IELTS (minimum score) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B (no band less than Good)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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