Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Movement and Training Sciences Doctorate Program is carried out under the Department of Movement and Training Sciences, Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences. Movement and Training Sciences examine human movement in a multidisciplinary manner systematically and scientifically. In this framework Movement and Training Sciences investigates mechanical characteristics of human movement in different sport branches in terms of Movement Sciences, focuses on development of more economic and efficient technique, prevention of injuries through analysis and applications for performance improvement. In addition, it examines the role of nervous system in controlling movements that require coordination during motor skills. In terms of Training Sciences on the other hand, it focuses on subjects related with the analysis of components affecting performance in different sport branches with proper testing methods, the effect of different training methods on performance, investigation of training content and extend in terms of periodization principles, examination of performance and the effect of different training methods on special groups (children, women, sedentary groups, elite and non-elite athletes disabled etc). Master of Science student can specialize in movement and training sciences subject area. 

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


  • To have a master degree in Sport Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Physics and Physics Engineering, Chemistry and Chemistry Engineering,¬† Mathematics and Mathematics Engineering, ¬†Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering.¬†
  • For the applications from other master of science programs, the executive board of division of Movement and Training Sciences will decide about.¬†
  • Students should meet the admission requirements of Hacettepe University¬†Graduate School of¬†Health Sciences and should be successful in Doctorate entrance exam.¬†
  • To have at least the minimum ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) and foreign language scores approved by Graduate School of Health Sciences Board and Hacettepe University Senate.
  • To graduate form Faculty of Medicine¬†
Students graduated from master of science programs other than Sport Sciences should take courses from undergraduate programs of Faculty of Sport Sciences that are determined by the Executive Board of Division of Movement and Training Sciences as a scientific preperation and should be successful in these courses. 

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Programme Requirements: The students studying in this program are required:

  • To take a minimum of 7 courses plus a seminar (at least 21 national course credits and at least 90 ECTS),¬† Preparation to Doctoral Proficiency Exam and complete a Doctoral Thesis.
  • To succeed in all the courses with a letter grade of at least B2.
  • To have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.00/4.00 with a minimum of 240 ECTS credits.
  • To meet the publication criteria of ORPHEUS label.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


If the content of course previously taken in another institution, which is equivalent to the course, offered at Hacettepe University, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the Institute of Health Sciences after the evaluation of the course content. Those who have MSc in fields other than Sport and Movement Sciences may take a complimentary course.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The objective of the program is to educate scientists that can: 

  • Develop new strategies and training methods in Movement and Training Sciences.¬†
  • Plan research projects and produce new knowledge related with developing performance and mechanical and physiological components of performance.¬†
  • Have profound knowledge in a specific area of Movement and Training Sciences and conduct and plan research related with this area and accordingly make contributions to athlete development.¬†
  • Contribute to new academics/researchers in Movement and Training Sciences.¬†
  • Have universal scientist qualifications with scientific research and ethical rules

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Those who successfully complete doctorate Programme specializing in either movement sciences, training sciences, sport biomechanics and motor control is rewarded PhD Degree in Movement and Training Sciences. 

Graduates may either continue on their academic studies in national or international universities as postdoc, faculty member or go for a job in private or state foundations where Sport and Movement Science is used or developed.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Doctorate program in Movement and Training Sciences is composed of 4 semesters. Pre-requisites for the courses are provided in the course syllabus in the Programme Information Package. To graduate from this program student has to get at least 240 ECTS. This credit load includes the credits of Doctorate Thesis, which is compulsory.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment methods for each course are defined in the information package prepared by instructors. Information on exams and success criteria can be obtained from Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements are explained in the section ?Earned Qualification Requirements and Regulations? of this Programme Information Package and in the related article of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulations.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Tahir HAZIR

+90 312 297 6890

+90 312 2992167