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DSportExSci Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science

DSportExSci Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science

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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 2 years | JAN-24

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Doctorate

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

LJMU's Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science enables you to create and interpret new knowledge associated with your own professional practice.

  • Designed to support the creation and interpretation of new professional practice in your own area
  • Enjoy high quality supervision on this programme which is underpinned by high-grade research
  • Go on to work with elite athletes or take up a position in physical activity promotion, education, teaching or research
  • Work closely with academic staff who are leaders in their research field and experts in training

Applied Sport and Exercise Science is an established discipline with growing possibilities for qualified professionals.

Opportunities for professional training at doctoral level are increasingly important for vocational careers within sport and exercise. This doctorate facilitates the creation and interpretation of new professional knowledge.

To obtain the award you will need to complete a related Masters programme or MPhil and spend two or more years acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with applied research.

The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping future Applied Sport and Exercise Scientists for a range of professional scenarios associated with problem solving.

You will develop your skills as a research practitioner, more specifically the ability to complete research projects in the real world. You will also demonstrate that you have the generic professional skills required to be an Applied Sport and Exercise Scientist through your own work-based learning experiences, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment on this course includes: a professional training audit, a systematic review, scientific and professional reports, reflections and a viva voce exam at the end of the programme.


This module prepares you for the future by closing the loop on your research training, reflecting on your original plan and experiences and looking towards future practice. The module lets you demonstrate your: overall professional skills development; ability to critically analyse, reflect and meta-reflect on your development and the decisions and choices you have made during training.

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Entry requirements

You will need: a sport science related Masters or an appropriate MPhil award in a sport science related area.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more