• Sport & Recreation doctoral research at VU
    VU is a leader in sport studies. Our research in human movement and sports science was recently rated ‘well above world standard’ by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

    PhD in Sport & Recreation candidates choose their topic from our interdisciplinary research focus areas, in which you can contribute to real innovation in public policy, community and professional sport.

    Our high-performance in sport and healthy populations programs are undertaken in our newly formed Institute for Health & Sport, and include:

    clinical exercise science
    GPS devices in sport
    medical physiology and metabolism
    social health and wellbeing
    sport in society
    sport leadership
    sport science.
    You’ll benefit from our $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility at Footscray Park, and our expert teaching staff aligned with our research institutes.

    Your original PhD thesis will be at the forefront of the sport and recreation research field. You’ll learn to present and defend your findings in publications and conferences.

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