Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences / Exercise & Sport Science
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science can help students pursue advanced roles in academia, sports science, occupational performance, exercise physiology, and other related fields. This program is a great option for students who want to explore new opportunities as professors, scientists, scholars, or industry leaders in the field of allied health. Students can strengthen their knowledge of human performance and learn how to better help a wide range of clients, including athletes, achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Throughout the program, students will explore topics like healthcare delivery systems and evidence-based practices in health sciences. Additionally, students can learn how to teach in the health sciences discipline, conduct health sciences research, and foster culturally sensitive methods of healthcare delivery. The dissertation provides a valuable opportunity for students to contribute their own scholarly work to the base of knowledge in their field. Within the exercise and sport science specialization, students will explore a variety of relevant topics, including sports performance and conditioning, occupational and environmental physiology, assessment and programming, the effects of performance-enhancing substances, and biomechanics. Depending on their previously obtained certifications and licenses, students can pursue roles as dietitians, exercise physiologists, human performance specialists, professors, strength training and conditioning coaches, and sports scientists upon graduation.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)