University of Jyväskylä

Sport and Exercise Promotion, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The SportPro programme provides both research and practice oriented master’s level education for future experts in the field of social and behavioural sciences of sport with two optional areas of specialisation: Sport Management or Sport Psychology. This Sport and Exercise Promotion Master degree is delivered by University of Jyväskylä.


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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

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

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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