Physical Education and Sport

Doctorate Degree - Instıtute Of Medıcal Scıences

General Information

In Sports Sciences Doctoral Program; Interdisciplinary education and training will be given in Sports Management Sciences, Psychosocial Areas in Sports, Movement and Training Sciences, Sports Health Sciences, Physical Education and Sports Sciences.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Sports sciences are a field that develops with the contribution of positive and social sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, physical-treatment and rehabilitation, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, management, economics, law and engineering, which necessitates interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration. Due to its multidisciplinary nature; the PhD program is closely related to the fields of medicine, engineering, business, law, science-literature, education, communication and tourism. In the Doctoral Program of Sport Sciences, a curriculum will be developed within an interdisciplinary structure based on the pedagogical, psychological and social foundations of sports sciences, sport management and organization, movement, training and health.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Erasmus Coordinator

Internship Coordinator

Orientation Staff


The doctoral program of the sports sciences aims to provide the students with an advanced level of specialization in the field of science, concepts, principles and methods, the ability to reach new synthesis by conducting independent and original scientific research. The program aims to convey what they have learned, to apply their knowledge and competences to the benefit of society within the framework of ethical principles, to share their knowledge and to bring innovation to sports sciences.


It is aimed to educate students who know the structure, functioning and behavior of biological systems according to their areas of expertise, as well as to train qualified personnel in the fields of education, sociology, psychology, movement and training science and management sciences.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates who have a Master's Degree with thesis from different departments which have accumulation of study related to the subject in addition to the departments related to Sports Sciences can apply to this program. Candidates are required to have the qualifications stated in Cukurova University Postgraduate Education Regulations Ph.D.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the PhD degree in Sports Sciences.

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

The doctoral program includes at least seven credit courses, not less than 60 ECTS, in one academic term (total of fall and spring semesters); consists of seminar course, specialization courses, proficiency exam, thesis proposal and thesis study. Students who are successful in these courses, provided that they cannot be less than 240 ECTS credits in total, complete the program.

Access to Further Studies

There is no transition to upper level in this program.


There is no internship program in the program.

Applied Course

Bu programda uygulamalı ders bulunmamaktadır.

Work Placement

There is no work-based learning in the program.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

The program does not have double major / minor / joint programs.

Employment Opportunities

Graduated students can continue their academic studies as a faculty member in the world of science and work in different fields of the sports sector such as coaching, physical education, sports management, health and tourism by using the advantage of their equipment.