University of Jyväskylä

Biology of Physical Activity, M.Sc.

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


The MS in Biology of Physical Activity programme offered by University of Jyväskylä is designed to prepare students for careers in research centres, medical rehabilitation centres, sports medicine and exercise testing centres, sports academies and physical exercise and sports organisations. It also qualifies students to apply for postgraduate studies in the field.


The programme is designed to prepare students for careers in research centres, medical rehabilitation centres, sport medicine and exercise testing centres, sport academies and physical exercise and sports organisations. Graduates of the programme are also qualified to apply for PhD studies at the higher education institutions in the field.

Programme Structure

The two-year Master's degree programme offers three possible fields of specialisation to choose from:
  • Exercise Physiology, including cellular and molecular adaptation, cardiorespiratory function and human physiology
  • Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing, including scientific bases and applications of fitness testing, strength and power training, and endurance trainin
  • Biomechanics, including muscle-tendon mechanics, neuromuscular function and human movement

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 of Science degree in a related field, for example:
  • Biomechanics, Exercise physiology, Sport coaching and fitness testing
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Biomedical engineering, Physics
  • Kinesiology, Motor control
  • Biochemistry
  • Human biology
  • Other field relevant to biology of physical activity
Entrance examination and aptitude test
Selection process

The selection process comprises of two parts:

1) Assessment of eligible applicants based on the application documents

2) Skype interview

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10000 International

Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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