Exercise Physiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • N/A
  • Tuition Fee
    7248 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    3465 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
The major objective of this research program is to advance knowledge on the physiology and pathophysiology of chronic respiratory, circulatory or skeletal muscle disorders.


Research involves cross-disciplinary collaboration with respirologists, epidemiologists and basic scientists to advance knowledge on exercise intolerance, mechanism of disease and the role of exercise interventions in the clinical management of individuals with chronic respiratory diseases.

Programme Structure

Areas of research include:

  • the energy demands of physical activities of daily life in patients with various degrees of chronic obstructive lung disease
  • pathophysiology of skeletal muscle mitochondrial disorders
  • the safety and efficacy of exercise training in their treatment
  • clinical exercise testing and gas exchange,
  • the molecular and cellular mechanisms of muscle contraction and force generation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA: 3.0 overall, or atleast 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of study).
  • An undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or its equivalent is a prerequisite for graduate study in Kinesiology and Physical Education.
  • Students who seek admission to the Master's program without a degree in Physical Education may be required to complete up to 30 credits of undergraduate work to qualify.
  • The specific courses and the number of credits will be determined by the student's advisor in consultation with the Graduate Program Director in light of the student's background and career goals.
  • The final decision regarding extra course requirements remains with the academic advisor.
  • Applicants may be required to complete work beyond the specific MA requirements (usually undergraduate courses), if the quality of a previous degree program cannot be evaluated or if crucial courses are missing. This must be specified to the student under conditions of acceptance.
  • Applicants are advised to contact a potential supervisor in advance of the application deadline. For further information about academic staff members areas of research and contact information, please see Academic Staff. At least one staff member must be willing to supervise the student before the committee recommends acceptance.

Tuition Fee

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    7248 USD/year
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    3465 USD/year
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