Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Human Movement

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088586G

Level of study: Postgraduate


Becoming a leading researcher, with expert support to prepare for your PhD in Human Movement. Our integrated program offers graduates an alternative path to a doctoral degree.

VU's Integrated PhD in Human Movement program

During your first year of our integrated program, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing the components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original PhD in Human Movement thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

Our expert supervisors will continue to support your study in our interdisciplinary research focus areas. Our high-performance in sport and healthy populations research programs give you a wide selection of human-movement study topics.

VU are leaders in human-movement research, rated as 'well above world standard' by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

You’ll benefit from our commitment and investment in human-movement research:

  • Footscray Park’s $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility
  • collaborative programs in the Institute of Health and Sport
  • contact with sporting and healthcare industry partners.

You’ll submit your research findings as a formal PhD thesis and present your research in academic publications and conferences.

Research programs in human movement;

VU research into human movement is an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach focusing on high-performance sport, and healthy, active populations.

Our sport research spans topics such as:

  • clinical exercise science
  • exercise performance
  • GPS devices in sport
  • medical physiology
  • muscle and exercise metabolism
  • sport in society.

Our research into creating healthy, active communities, includes:

  • enhancing and improving body image, mental and physical wellbeing across the lifespan
  • exercise regimes for chronic disease and mental health
  • improving health and physical activity in socially disadvantaged communities
  • movement biomechanics and assistive technologies
  • muscle function and muscle wasting.

Course structure:

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to complete in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

Careers in human-movement research

A PhD in human movement can lead to high-level work in government, healthcare, the sport and recreation industries, and academia.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,800 Per Year
Read more16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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