Exercise Physiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The program emphasizes academic preparation in exercise physiology, laboratory experience, exercise leadership experience, knowledge of research methodology, and statistics. Students must complete a thesis in the general area of exercise physiology.

Graduates are prepared for continued education as well as a career in a wide range of enterprises that include:

  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Employee Fitness Director
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  •  Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Strength (Sport) and Conditioning Coach

Programme Structure

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the biological foundations of motor control, explain information processing and learning theories, and evaluate current theories and research related to motor behavior.
  • Explain biomechanical concepts related to human performance and evaluate current research related to biomechanics.
  • Specify physiological responses to exercise for a variety of populations and conditions, and evaluate current exercise physiology research related to human performance.
  • Explain sports medicine concepts and their relationship to human performance, and evaluate current research in sports medicine.
  • Design and implement a research study.
  • Interpret empirical data and communicate effectively in a professional meeting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.
  • Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours) of your bachelor’s degree.
  • Additional Requirements – Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, writing samples or portfolios.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21858 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Las Vegas

  • 880 - 1430 USD/month
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