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Top 3 PhD Degrees in Sports and Exercise Medicine 2019

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is an advanced degree that is often awarded after finishing extensive research in a particular field of study. There are a number of universities all over the world that offer this program, and a degree often takes around four years to complete.

What is a PhD in Sports Science? This program is designed for students who are interested in performing research in different areas such as sports therapy and injury rehabilitation, endurance performance and exercise, and sports nutrition. Every program will vary, but students will often work with equipment such as cycle ergometers, non-motorized and motorized treadmills, an isokinetic dynamometer, and gas and blood analysis equipment. Part of the curriculum may often find students performing research in rehabilitation gymnasiums, sports therapy clinics, and respiratory clinics.

Students who pursue this degree benefit in that their advanced education will make them eligible for a variety of careers that are often accompanied by higher salaries. Most students are also athletes, and their research helps to improve their own physical shape.

The costs related to a sports science degree can vary quite a bit from one place to another. Factors involved include the duration of the program and location of the school. Interested students should research a number of schools and call their favorite ones to find out what the specific financial obligations will be.

Individuals with a degree in sports science have a variety of different careers to choose from, depending on their focus of study and interests. Potential employment opportunities include research for exercise manufacturing and other sport-related commercial industries, sports science laboratory managers or directors, sports science consultants, sports nutritionists, and sports science professors.

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3 Results in Sports and Exercise Medicine

University of Johannesburg

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

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Sport Science.

Contact details

Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za

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

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

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Biokinetics.

Contact details

Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, DPsych in Sports and Exercise develops advanced therapeutic skills through inter-disciplinary learning, teaching, and research ... [+]

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).... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus