MSc in Exercise Science and Physical Education

University of Nicosia

Program Description

MSc in Exercise Science and Physical Education

University of Nicosia

  • Duration (years): 1.5 έτη
  • Qualification Awarded: Science and Physical Education (MSc)
  • Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master Degree)
  • Language of Instruction: Greek / English
  • Mode of Study: Full time / Part time
  • Minimum Credits: 27
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 90

Profile of the Programme:

  1. Provide the student with an advanced working knowledge in the physical education, and exercise science;
  2. Help all students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and appreciations in organizing and scheduling physical activity for lifespan;
  3. Create an academic environment conducive to learning new methodologies, techniques and concepts;
  4. Cultivate analytical skills and critical thinking;
  5. Promote ethical conduct of practice and research;
  6. Provide specialized knowledge and extensive expertise in the areas of study.

The specific objectives of this program are to prepare the graduates in order to be able to:

  1. Become physical education teachers and physical education specialists;
  2. Conduct and disseminate educational research;
  3. Provide leadership in sport pedagogy;
  4. Understand health and wellness programming based upon the ability to assess need, and to design, implement, and evaluate a program;
  5. Assess health status, conduct fitness testing, and prescribe and administer exercise programs for individual and group programs across the lifespan;
  6. Develop programs that are goal-oriented and meet the needs of broad populations;
  7. Succeed in an ever growing, demanding and highly competitive professional world in sports, physical activity, and health promotion;
  8. Develop critical thinking skills that will enable success in graduate school and beyond;
  9. Carry out research on advanced topics in exercise science, and health.

Career Prospects:

Graduating students from the Master’s program can be employed in the following sectors:

  • Primary/Secondary physical education teaching;
  • Instructing (e.g. academies, schools, colleges, universities, after school programs);
  • Recreation centers;
  • Rehabilitation centers (working on exercise training programs)
  • Sport teams;
  • Consulting individuals or teams (professional and amateur) with regards to
  • advanced peak performance and improving physical fitness;

Coordinating, administrating and/or organizing programs in the public/private sector with regards to the:

  1. Advancement of health and physical activity
  2. Lifelong exercise and health lifestyle 3.Organizing and/or managing: 4.Group/Personal programs in gyms
  3. Athletic establishments
  4. Health, recreation and fitness centers
  5. Continuing research in physical education and health promotion.

Access to Further Studies:

After completion of M.Sc program and broaden their academic skills students can pursue doctoral studies

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Greek
University of Nicosia

Last updated September 20, 2016
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