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Top 12 Master Degrees in Sports and Exercise Medicine 2019/2020

A master is a postgraduate degree that furthers a student’s knowledge and skills in a particular area of study. The degree can be earned at schools all over the world, and the length of the program will vary greatly depending on the subject.

What is a Master in Sports Science? There are many aspects to sports science, and students will often choose which area they would like to focus on. Examples of focus areas are sports health and fitness, sports coaching, sports studies, and sports management. Every program will differ, but courses may include cognitive and behavioral sciences, biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology, and principles of high performance sciences such as sports technology and athlete monitoring. Most programs will include coursework, applied research, and experience out in the field.

Earning a master’s degree is beneficial for those interested in working in the sports industry because it helps give them a leg up on the competition. Many programs also include an internship with a sports organization, which may help graduates find a career.

The costs associated with earning a sport science degree will differ depending on the institution. The reputation of the school and length of the program are major factors. Students who are interested should contact the schools directly to find out what is required financially.

Students who graduate with a degree in sports science can choose from a number of different careers. Different areas in which graduates may work include the Olympics, the NCAA, sports psychology, personal training, recreation management, and sports hospitality management. Position titles may include athletic program coordinator, health and lifestyle consultant, strength and conditioning specialist, community and corporate fitness and health consultant, and development officer for professional sporting organizations.

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12 Results in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

In our society there is a growing concern to deepen in all aspects related to Nutrition and Health. There is increasing evidence of the close connection between preventio ... [+]

General information Modality : mixed Duration : 1 academic year ECTS Credits : 60 Presentación

In our society there is a growing concern to deepen in all aspects related to Nutrition and Health. There is increasing evidence of the close connection between prevention and even treatment of various pathologies and different dietary patterns and strategies. Sport has not been unaware of this concern and we have long known that the athlete's diet is part of his performance and success. In this regard we consider that the so-called "Biological Training" of which nutrition, hydration, habits of life, etc. are part. Is, at the moment, something essential in the life of any athlete and of course anyone.... [-]

Spain Murcia
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
The University of Rome “Foro Italico”

The University of Rome “Foro Italico”, an Italian state university excelling in the Sport Science studies, in consortium with the Norwegian School of Sport Science in Osl ... [+]

Are you going to graduate in a bachelor program in the Sports Science area? Would you like to gain a master degree in the Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity area? Do you wish to join an international dimension? Are you looking for a demanding but high-level study program with at least 30 - ECTS out of 120 ECTS earned in two different European Universities and organized in 3-week intensive modules as well as taught by internationally well-known academics in the field? Would you prefer a second-level degree jointly awarded by three European countries (Italy, Norway, and Austria) and recognized as an equivalent degree in Denmark and Germany? What it is the European Master in Health and Physical Activity ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bond University

The Bond University Master of Sports Science is designed to produce high-quality graduates who possess an excellent understanding of advanced sports science practice. The ... [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree or equivalent degree from a recognized institution that satisfies the following minimum academic entry criteria: Two semesters of Human Anatomy Two semesters of Human Physiology Two semesters of Biomechanics One semester of Research Design / Statistics One semester of Physiology of Exercise One semester of Exercise Prescription One semester of clinical exercise testing Transcripts of completion of primary degree and specific subject outlines need to be supplied with applications. Successful performance at a selection interview. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bond University Master of Sports Science is designed to produce high-quality graduates who possess an excellent understanding of advanced sports science practice. The program provides you with advanced studies in biomechanics, physiology, sports psychology and the principles of high-performance sciences that incorporate programming, athlete monitoring and emerging technology in sports.... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
72 weeks
Campus
The University of Notre Dame Australia

The Master's Degree in Exercise Science is designed to assist students to meet national accreditation standards required for full membership with the Exercise and Sports ... [+]

Master of Exercise Science

Researchers have identified that physical inactivity is a critical risk factor contributing to ill health in Australia and that exercise plays an important role in preventing and rehabilitating diseases of lifestyle. This course is the School of Health Science aims to provide highly trained professional exercise scientists and practitioners to be part of the health team providing exercise services. These services may be in the workplace and sport and for persons with chronic health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, insulin intolerance, diabetes, long-term sports injuries and joint disorders. Acquiring in-depth knowledge and research skills in the exercise sciences will allow graduates to work with clients to improve their health and well being in exercise, sport or rehabilitation contexts.... [-]

Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Are you fascinated by human movement and do you want to contribute to unravel its secrets? Do you want to advance your skills to provide answers to timely and urgent rese ... [+]

Master Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Are you fascinated by human movement and do you want to contribute to unravel its secrets? Do you want to advance your skills to provide answers to timely and urgent research questions? Are you interested in a career in research and development? Then the Research Master’s in Human Movement Sciences is the ideal programme for you!

The Research Master’s Human Movement Sciences is a two-year full-time programme that aims at integrating fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical and sports practice. Grounded in the core themes of the Amsterdam Movement Sciences, the programme includes sport, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine, with course topics stretching from molecular biology and neuroscience to exercise immunology and motor control. Apart from becoming well versed in these research domains, you will be trained in state-of-the-art research methods and advanced statistics.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Students participating in the master’s programme will be required to write and present a research dissertation. ... [+]

Students participating in the master’s programme will be required to write and present a research dissertation.

Admission requirements

An Honours Degree Sport Science.

Contact details

Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

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South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Universidade Europeia

This master's degree aims to provide participants with skills in the assessment and prescription of exercise in healthy people and especially in special populations, in t ... [+]

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This master's degree aims to provide participants with skills in the assessment and prescription of exercise in healthy people and especially in special populations, in the context of clinics, health centers, hospitals, gyms, health clubs and local authorities.

With the increasing prevalence of pathologies associated with lack of exercise and physical activity it is crucial to train professionals with the ability to plan, implement and monitor exercise programs and training plans in the person with chronic disease or clinically diagnosed health conditions.

This study cycle responds to a market need in a clearly internationally established area, based on its methodology of interdisciplinarity and the creation of challenging opportunities to solve problems applied to practice based on scientific evidence.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lithuanian Sports University

The aim of this program is to prepare public health practitioners, researchers, developers, and experts of health-enhancing physical activity programs and projects as wel ... [+]

Master’s Degree in Physical Activity and Public Health

Overview Faculty: Sports Biomedicine Language: English B2 level or IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 5.50 Credits: 120 ECTS Begins: September Study type: Full-time Duration: 2 years Annual tuition fee: 1000 EUR; Non-European 2000 EUR Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree, basics of biomedicine Diploma: Master of Public Health Objectives

The aim of this program is to prepare public health practitioners, researchers, developers, and experts of health-enhancing physical activity programs and projects as well as specialists who are able to make and develop strategies and health promotion policies. The specialists will be able to manage and pursue their activities in educational, social, public and private sectors.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lithuanian Sports University

On the basis of achievements in international level fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and technologies, to train Masters of Life Sciences to be able to cr ... [+]

Master’s Degree in Sports Physiology and Genetics

Overview Faculty: Sports Biomedicine Language: English B2 level or IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 5.50 Credits: 120 ECTS Begins: September Study type: Full-time Duration: 2 years Annual tuition fee: 1000 EUR; Non-Europe – 1600 EUR Prerequisites: Higher University education, Bachelor’s degree in Sports, Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy, public health, ecology. Diploma: Master of Life Sciences Objectives

On the basis of achievements in international level fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and technologies, to train Masters of Life Sciences to be able to creatively develop knowledge of sports biology, independently organize and carry out research, use the results obtained in the preparation, execution and evaluation of different level programs related to the activity of physiological functions in the human body under regular conditions and the conditions of physical loads and solve problems of physical health, nutrition and physical fitness for people and continue studies at postgraduate level.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Örebro University

Are you interested in further studies in the field of sports physiology and medicine? If so, this Master's programme may be of interest to you. It offers in-depth knowled ... [+]

Are you interested in further studies in the field of sports physiology and medicine? If so, this Master's programme may be of interest to you. It offers in-depth knowledge of exercise physiology, muscle physiology, physiological assessment methods and research methodology.

The programme provides thorough knowledge on physiological aspects related to cardiovascular, metabolic, muscular and cellular adaptations to acute and long-term exercise. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on current physiological, histological and biochemical methods used in the field of sports physiology and medicine. The programme also provides transferable skills, including training in manuscript and research proposal writing and in oral scientific presentations.... [-]

Sweden Örebro
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Palacky University

Master in Physical Activity and Active Living prepares you for a career in promoting optimal health, physical activity, and fitness. ... [+]

Master in Physical Activity and Active Living prepares you for a career in promoting optimal health, physical activity, and fitness. Supported by the latest research and practice, the central focus of the program is physical activity promotion including:

Determinants of exercise adoption and adherence; Childhood obesity; Functional independence for seniors; Management in physical activity (PA); Biomedical aspects of health, prescription of physical activity, fitness and wellness; Recreation and active living; Counseling in PA; Chronic disease management; Research methodology in health sciences, monitoring of PA; Strategies, policies, and innovations in PA; Factors related to lifestyle behavior changes; Internships in PA and active living. ... [-]
Czech Republic Olomouc
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Full-time
2 - 2 find your juris doctor
Campus
Latvian Academy of Sport Education

The aims of Professional Master higher education Study programme „Healthcare specialist in sport” is to ensure to the country’s economic, cultural and social needs corre ... [+]

Professional qualification to be acquired:

EDUCATION AND SPORTS SPECIALIST with one of the following qualifications:

Sport physiotherapist Adapted physical activity specialist in rehabilitation

The aims of Professional Master higher education Study programme „Healthcare specialist in sport” (47722) is:

to ensure to the country’s economic, cultural and social needs corresponding professional interdisciplinary studies in the field of healthcare and sports science; to ensure in Healthcare and sports science theoretical basis rooted, to professional standards corresponding, practically applicable professional studies of sports physiotherapist or adapted physical activities specialist in rehabilitation. ... [-]
Latvia Riga
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus