PhDs in Hospitality, Leisure & Sports

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Hospitality, leisure and sports includes disciplines related to tourism, recreational activities and fine living, in general. With the increase of tourist activity all over the globe and the diverse leisure options available to date, this field offers rich career opportunities for future business managers and service providers alike.

There are countless different aspects to tourism and hospitality, matched by a rich array of specializations leading to popular job titles as travel agent, hotel and resort staff or tour guide, restaurant manager or transportation professional. A career in tourism requires people-oriented skills, a feel for current trends as well as technical competencies.

Sport science is also a very well developed branch, concerned with the physical and mental training of individuals and teams wishing to reach high levels of performance. With professions like sports coach or trainer, to therapist or nutritionist, universities offer diverse study opportunities in sports science.

Graduates in this broad field develop an advanced awareness of their bodies, knowledge of individual and group psychology, and learn to stay informed about popular entertainment and relaxation opportunities. Management skills are also crucial for professionals in the field, whether they choose to organise a business, a professional sports team, or an individual?s personal training.

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Doctorate Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course presents the UK’s first integrated Professional Doctorate and stage II of the BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology. On completion of this course you will hold a doctoral degree, become a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, and be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. The course offers a unique blended learning opportunity for those who wish to achieve both the highest level of academic degree and vocational qualification to practice as a psychologist within the sport and exercise domain. Holding these dual qualifications is increasingly important for both career and professional development in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

United Kingdom
Ph.D. Sport and Exercise Science

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University performs research in the sport and exercise sciences, and provides consultancy services to individuals and organisations in Wales and the rest of the U.K. Based in the Carwyn James Building, the Department’s Laboratories contain state-of-the-art equipment for physiological, psychological and biomechanical assessment of sport and exercise performance.

United Kingdom

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