Degree Type: 

Doctor of Philosophy


Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

The programme is designed for the following categories of persons:

  1. Staff of the Department of HPER of UCC and other tertiary institutions;
  2. Technical and management staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports;
  3. Persons aspiring for teaching jobs in tertiary institutions;
  4. Persons aspiring for top management positions in Physical Education and Sports related research institutions.

Entry Requirements: 

Master’s degree (with thesis) in Physical Education

Career Opportunities: 


To produce academicians and technocrats in Physical Education and Sports to assume teaching, research and management positions in academic institutions and other organisations.


The objectives are to:

  1. Apply knowledge on the role of physical activity in health and development.
  2. Conduct research in Physical Education, sports science and sports management.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate sports programmes in school and community settings.
  4. Manage sports at local, national and international level.
  5. Plan, supervise and evaluate physical activity based learning activities.
  6. Translate theory and research knowledge in exercise and sports science into enhanced health and sports performance.