Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Graduate Studies

Our doctoral program can be taken part time or full time with supervision provided by staff located on campus in Bathurst NSW. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Human Movement or Exercise Science, we recommend that you look at the staff profiles on this site to see if there is a suitable supervisor who is working in your area of interest.

Details on the Faculty of Science doctoral program is available here.

Click on the heading Research Examples below which details information on supervision and student research in the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health.

Research Examples

Examples of recent projects conducted by post-graduate students within our laboratory:

  • Movement variability of pre elite Australian football athletes with and without a groin injury
  • The effects of overnight sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption on recovery from competitive Rugby League matches.
  • Intermittent-sprint performance and muscle glycogen following 30 h sleep deprivation.
  • A lower limb landing assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing knee injury
  • Self-paced intermittent-sprint performance and pacing strategies after pre-cooling and heating.
  • Reliability of the nociceptive flexor reflex (RIII) threshold and association with Pain threshold.
  • The effects of carbohydrate intake on intermittent-sprint exercise despite no knowledge of carbohydrate manipulation.
  • Effects of Aerobic, Resistance, or Concurrent Exercise on Fractional Protein Synthesis, Protein Signalling and mRNA Expression in Sedentary Overweight Middle-Aged Men
  • Effects of cold water immersion recovery following exercise in the heat and with simulated collisions.
  • Effect of an acute bout of plyometric exercise on neuromuscular fatigue and recovery in recreational athletes.
  • Effects of compression garments on exercise performance and recovery.
  • The acute effects of aerobic exercise and modified football on inflammation and glucose homeostasis within Indigenous Australians.
  • Effects of resistance or aerobic exercise training on interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, and body composition.
  • Early-phase neuromuscular adaptations to high- and low-volume resistance training in untrained young and older women.