University of Jyväskylä

Sport and Exercise Promotion, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The MS Sport and Exercise Promotion programme from University of Jyväskylä provides students with

  • research-based, interdisciplinary and high quality teaching
  • an individualised study plan
  • practical experience in the field
  • an international study environment
  • networking with the fellow students and experts
  • a possibility for a double degree from two network universities (in sport psychology)


There is an increasing demand for experts in the field of sport and exercise. In sport management this master’s programme qualifies graduates to enter the working life, specialising e.g. in sport development and other expertise positions in public, voluntary and private sectors. Previous and current students in the programme have been employed e.g. in the management positions of major international sport events and as leading experts in sports departments of cities and municipalities or experts in sport organisations.

Graduates from sport psychology will be employed in the private and public sectors as, for example, psychological health and well-being consultants, performance enhancement consultants, or academic researchers in sport and exercise psychology.Sport and health organisations, business companies, sport clubs, and research institutes have offered job opportunities for previous students.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 120 ECTS credits spread over two years of full-time academic study. Each student will draft an individualised study plan in co-operation with the programme staff. The programme emphasises collaborative learning, supporting the autonomy of the students, and developing social and personal skills. To this end, the programme utilises action-oriented, student-centred and collaborative teaching methods. The study programme consists of general studies (25 ECTS credits), core studies (25 ECTS credits), major-specific specialication studies (60 ECTS credits, including the Master's Thesis) and optional studies (10 ECTS credtis).

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Bachelor's degree  (minimum duration of three years, 180 ECTS credits)in a relevant field, for example

  • Social Sciences of Sport/Sport Management
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Other Sport Sciences (e.g. Physical Education, Kinesiology, Coaching)
  • Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology)
  • Psychology (e.g. Social Psychology and General Psychology)
  • Business Studies
  • Political Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Another related field

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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