Phd in Sport Science

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Presentation (Doctorate In Sport Science)

The level of development of sport, in all its variants, makes it necessary to train highly qualified people, both in undergraduate and postgraduate and doctoral programs. The training of researchers, whose work acquires visibility in the scientific field and has its correspondence in the dissemination of knowledge towards specialists, is key to guarantee a healthy and socially useful practice.

The Doctoral Program in Sports Science fits within the Strategic Plan of the UCAM, in which, in terms of research, the following is established: "We want the UCAM to be recognized as a reference center in research in the area of ​​Sciences of Sport, through its research groups and its collaborations with companies and other institutions ", and for this:

  • It will promote the development of research in collaboration with external agents, such as research centers, universities, sports federations, schools, sports clubs and companies, through the signing of collaboration agreements and creation of university-company Chairs.
  • It will establish active policies that allow the formation and consolidation of research groups with excellent potential and will promote the public dissemination of its results.
  • Researchers will be provided with the services and means necessary to streamline and improve their research activities.
  • It will boost the capture of resources destined to the development of the investigation through different programs of promotion of the investigation.
  • The recognition of the research will be part of the economic incentive to the teaching staff.

Lines of Investigation

  • Physical Education and Performance
  • Management and Health



General info on the course.

The Doctoral Program in Sports Science fits within the Strategic Plan of the UCAM in which focus in the improvement of health, both physical and psychological and social. Of all it is known that sport plays a preponderant role in the life of individuals in our society. There are many advantages that come with the regular practice of physical exercise. 


  • Duration - Call for a human assistant
  • Study Method - Long Distance
  • Given Degree - PhD
  • Institue - Catholic University of Murcia
  • TutionFee - Call for a human assistant
  • Unesco Recognition - Yes
  • Local Recognition - Yes
  • Course - SPORT SCIENCE

Application Procedures

Application procedures and requirements.

Access requirements

It is recommended that students who enter the program have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in the areas of Sports Science. To those students in whom the Academic Committee of the program detects any training deficiency, they may be required to complete training complements, which may be the Research Methodology Module proposed in this Program, for those students who come from undergraduate degrees or postgraduate degree lacking such training, or any of the master modules related to this Program, depending on the line of research in which the student intends to incorporate.

The requirements for access to doctoral programs are established by Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the official doctorate education, which establishes that, in order to access them, it will be necessary to be in possession of the official titles of degree, or equivalent, and of university master's degree.

They can also be accessed if one of these other assumptions is met:

  • Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree, or of another member country of the EHEA, that qualifies for access to a master's degree and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS in the set of official university studies, of which at least 60 must be of Master's level.
  • Be in possession of an official Spanish degree, whose duration is at least 300 ECTS according to community law standards. These graduates must take compulsory training complements, unless the curriculum of the corresponding degree includes credits for training in research, equivalent in training value to research credits from master studies.
  • Previously, having obtained, university graduates, a place of specialized medical training or having passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training a program for obtaining the official title of any of the specialties in Health Sciences.
  • Be in possession of a degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, without the need for homologation, after verification by the university that the degree accredits a level of education equivalent to the official Spanish university master's degree and that it authorizes in the issuing country title for access to doctoral studies.
  • Be in possession of another Spanish doctorate degree obtained in accordance with previous university ordinances.
  • Be in possession of the Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of RD 778/98, of April 30, or have exceeded the Research Sufficiency as regulated by RD 185/85, of January 23 through programs of doctorate linked to the field of Health Sciences.

Students who meet the above requirements can access the doctoral program, being the Academic Committee of the program responsible for verifying compliance with the above requirements for the admission of the doctoral student.


The university valid recognitions.

Doctorate in Sport Science

Accoding to the Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the official teachings of Doctorate in UCAM, whose purpose is to allow the classification, comparability and transparency of the qualifications of Higher Education in the Spanish education system.

To complete the regulatory framework set out in Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23 January, this Royal Decree has as its object the regulation of the requirements and the procedure for the issuance of the European supplement to the title of Doctor obtained according to the official teachings of Doctorate regulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29, and Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, in order to promote the mobility of graduates in the European Higher Education Area, including the expedition of the European supplements to the titles of Doctor of the Erasmus Mundus program and successive.

In turn, the following mentions and regulations are introduced: International Doctorate and Industrial Doctorate. The international co-supervision diligence is also introduced in the official university degree of Doctor. The social reality in which university graduates have to operate makes it necessary for the Government to regulate the mentions and requirements of the International Doctorate and Industrial Doctorate, as well as the international co-supervision diligence to guarantee the rights of Spanish university graduates in the European Space of Higher education.


Details of the accademic intitute

The San Antonio Catholic University (UCAM), since its creation in 1996, has been teaching, training researchers and preparing professionals through the generation and transmission of science, technology and culture. Quality has been established on a solid research base through which the socio-economic environment is contributed through a Research Plan in which several programs are framed: human resource development, support for the creation and consolidation of research groups and support for mobility and exchange of knowledge.

  • Institue Name - Catholic University of Murcia
  • Country - SPAIN
  • Address - Campus of Los Jerónimos, s / n (3,318.54 km) 30107 Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain

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