Doctoral study in Exercise Sciences

Why study with us?

New Zealand’s leading and largest Faculty of Science* brings together 10 diverse schools and departments to provide outstanding quality teaching and research opportunities. Our doctoral students work with some of the nation’s leading researchers and benefit from the faculty’s connections with international universities and industry. You will also have access to high-quality laboratory and field research facilities.


Doctoral study in Exercise Sciences

At the University of Auckland, doctoral study in Exercise Sciences involves three to four years of full-time independent research, which is supervised by academics who are highly experienced in the field of study being undertaken.

An overview of research topic areas and specialist laboratories, with further links to research profiles and contact details of our academic staff, can be found on our Exercise Sciences Research webpage.

Broadly, our research in the Department of Exercise Sciences covers the following research areas:

  • “Exercise and physical activity”
  • “Health and reablement”
  • “Human performance”
  •  “Neurodiscovery”

We encourage students to orient themselves on a topic and contact prospective supervisors via email, prior to submitting an application.

Find a supervisor and search for topics of interest via this link:

For more information about Doctoral Study in Exercise Sciences and options available to you, please contact our Department Doctoral Advisor:

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Scholarships and awards

See our University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship page for scholarship opportunities. Or search our database for scholarships that may be available.

Help and advice

Please see our Doctoral students section for further information, advice and contact information.

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