Doctor of Philosophy
Course summary for local students
|Award granted||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong)|
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
Applications will be considered at any time.
|Indicative annual fee 2015||No fees defined|
|Level||Higher Degree Research|
|CRICOS course code||018829G|
|Deakin course code||H940|
- Course overview
- Research information
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
Course overviewPhD research in exercise science/sport and physical activity and nutrition, include epidemiological, behavioural and social science analyses of activity in whole populations and special groups such as older adults; studies of muscle and bone metabolism and physiology of muscle, particularly as these relate to sporting performance and other forms of physical performance and endurance, and to precursors of chronic disease; and movement analysis and sport performance relating particularly to motor skill acquisition, perception and action, movement economy, and gait and falls in older adults. Research in the discipline of nutrition also includes measurement and evaluation of food sources, sports nutrition, and diet and disease with particular interest in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
The Faculty of Health provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.
To review the research areas available for postgraduate degree by research (Masters and PhD), click here.
The Faculty has affiliation with six of the University Strategic Research Centres, which work with national and international partners in health communities, business, industry and government to bring about evidence-based practical, equitable health outcomes globally, nationally and in local communities. The Centres are engaged in research programs related to patient care, patient safety, health services, mental health, psychiatric disorders, molecular medicine, immunology, neurosciences, public health research and evaluation, population health, human nutrition, physical activity and health, and social determinants of health and wellbeing.
To review details of the Strategic Research Centres, click here.
Entry requirements - general
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard or a research masters degree. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered, and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree or coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit the Research Services Division - Higher Degrees by Research page.
Entry requirements - specific
Entry to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research. It is essential (or recommended) that you must discuss your research interests/proposed program with potential supervisors prior to applying. Go to Application Procedure and Forms for prospective research candidates for full details.
For more information about areas in which supervision is available please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/research/supervision/
Tel +61 3 9251 7174
How to apply
Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.