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A master’s degree is a postgraduate degree following a baccalaureate. In many countries, an MSc is a Master of Science degree awarded to students who have completed a master’s program that focuses on a mathematical or scientific study of a particular field.

What is an MSc in Sports Studies? This multidisciplinary degree provides students with an understanding of applied theory and how sports science can bring about community engagement. Programs may include courses like biomechanical assessment and research, sports physiology and delivering applied sports psychology. Individuals will study different disciplines that focus on the scientific principles behind exercise performance, and they typically get an opportunity to specialize in a particular area.

Most sports studies graduates can gain advanced leadership skills, making them great candidates for higher-paying jobs in management roles. Students may also develop skills in research and communication, which can make them more effective workers in any position.

A sports studies master’s degree usually requires one to two years of study. Different universities have different degree requirements that can affect the price of tuition, so check with the admissions office of any prospective schools for a more detailed breakdown of costs.

Sports studies students usually gain an adept understanding of human physical behavior and the psychology behind sports performance. This knowledge makes most individuals in this field well-suited for positions such as athletic director, fitness instructor, exercise specialist, director of community relations, occupational therapist or general manager of a professional sports team. Graduates with an MSc in Sports Studies may find opportunities for employment in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness management, medicine and pre-physical therapy. This postgraduate degree also prepares students for further graduate study.

Sports studies is a popular postgraduate major that’s offered online and on-campus through many universities in cities across the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Sports Studies

Plymouth State University

From pre-game taping to practice and game medical coverage to injury assessment and rehabilitation, Plymouth State University’s Master of Science (MS) degree programs in ... [+]

From pre-game taping to practice and game medical coverage to injury assessment and rehabilitation, Plymouth State University’s Master of Science (MS) degree programs in athletic training will prepare you for success on and off the field. Working closely with faculty members who are experienced and respected professionals in athletic training, students like you will have opportunities to excel. If your goal is to become a BOC certified athletic trainer or expand your education as a certified athletic trainer, Plymouth State’s Professional or Post-professional programs in athletic training will help you get there.

Choose from one of two athletic training programs:

Professional Program (for those seeking to become a Certified Athletic Trainer) or Post-Professional Program in Higher Education (for Certified Athletic Trainers wishing to advance their knowledge and seek a career in Higher Education) Why choose Plymouth State for your master’s degree in athletic training? Immediate hands-on experience working with student-athletes, health care professionals, and faculty who are leaders in the field. On-site athletic training experiences at various clinical education sites, including Plymouth State University athletics, Holderness School, New Hampton School, Tilton School, and Plymouth Regional High School. Small class sizes. With approximately twelve graduate students per class in the Professional Program, you’ll get the one-on-one interaction with faculty that larger athletic training programs often can’t offer. Graduate assistantships are available to students enrolled in the Post-Professional in Higher Education program. PSU is located in the foothills of the White Mountains and in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Hiking, skiing,... [-]
USA Plymouth
September 2019
Campus
University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

Applications will be available at the College Admissions office, at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports webpage. ... [+]

Master of Science in Physical Education & Sport

Programme Code: PMSPHESFTF1

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include the following criteria:

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in physical education or kinesiology or their equivalent, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 from a recognized accredited institution. Applicants who do not hold a degree in physical education or kinesiology may be required to successfully complete certain undergraduate prerequisite courses prior to admission. A professional resume (All experiences in the field of Physical Education and Sport) A written personal statement describing career goals and rationale for enrolling in the M.Sc. programme (limit 500 words) A completed Application for Admission sent to M.Sc./Physical Education and Sport. Applications will be available at the College Admissions office, at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports webpage. Detailed Programme Structure ... [-]
Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme caters to the wide-ranging needs of physical education teachers. It is structured to provide a balanced cover ... [+]

Objectives

The programme aims to provide students with:

A greater knowledge base in human movement studies A career path for the study of exercise science and sport studies Leadership skills for use in the sport and fitness area Research perspectives in the field of human movement studies An ability to undertake research in their working environment The skills of a reflective practitioner A conceptual grasp of issues affecting the future of sport and physical education in Singapore

Programme Details

The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme caters to the wide-ranging needs of physical education teachers. It is structured to provide a balanced coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and scientific aspects of human movement. It aims to enable professionals to upgrade their qualifications for career advancement within the education system.... [-]

Part-time
24 months
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-grad ... [+]

Course Overview

With named pathways for:

Applied Analytics

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-graduate study in Performance Analysis since the first-ever Masters in Performance Analysis was developed in 2003. The Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences has a unique Centre of Performance Analysis boasting high-spec teaching and practically based laboratories with a multitude of world-leading software and resources available. The School has developed two new pathways designed to reflect recent developments within sport performance analysis.

The programme combines academic, practical and research-based skills to allow you to develop in your chosen area. Students can elect to specialise in specific named pathways in either Applied or Analytics. The Applied pathway prepares skilled practitioners with sound scientific principles to base their work and develop their understanding of the theory behind the analysis. The Analytics pathway combines data science skills and knowledge of sport with performance analysis theory.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-grad ... [+]

Course Overview

Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences is world-leading in terms of academic and applied perspectives. The School has offered post-graduate study in Performance Analysis since the first-ever Masters in Performance Analysis was developed in 2003. The Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences has a unique Centre of Performance Analysis boasting high-spec teaching and practically based laboratories with a multitude of world-leading software and resources available.

This new development, MSc Professional Practice, adopts a distance learning delivery approach, that overcomes the need to relocate or commute in for lectures. The programme has a focus on the development of expertise and applied learning within the work environment and the application of theoretical context. This will be achieved through a longitudinal professional placement in the field of sports performance analysis, via either the students own work or a studentship advertised.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
Middlesex University London

From elite performance to the thriving personal fitness market and community-based sport activities, sport is an ever-expanding, multi-billion pound global industry. Our ... [+]

Our pioneering programme is designed to prepare you for the certification requirements of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport. You will learn to design evidence-based, sport-specific performance analysis interventions based on a needs analysis, and you will gain the practical skills essential for communicating with athletes and coaches.

You will gain experience in the sport and exercise environment through our work placement module. One of our partner organisations is Saracens Rugby Club - whose current players include England internationals Steve Borthwick and Owen Farrell - and our facilities at their nearby Allianz Park stadium boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. Through our degree, you will build invaluable industry contacts, and our graduates have gone on to work with such organisations as Tottenham Hotspur, the Rugby Football Union and the English Institute of Sport.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
York St John University

You are dedicated to helping other people reach their goals. Now it’s time to reach yours too. We are here to support your personal and professional development by combin ... [+]

Build the skills needed to become a fitness business leader.

Overview

You are dedicated to helping other people reach their goals. Now it’s time to reach yours too. We are here to support your personal and professional development by combining industry thinking and academic expertise. We will share practical and theoretical insights, allowing you to gain the specialist knowledge and strategic skills required to create and manage your own sustainable fitness business.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree in a related discipline, but consideration may be given to applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in any subject, as long as they have completed relevant work experience or can demonstrate strong insight into the area of study.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
UCFB

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options ... [+]

This programme provides an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry for postgraduate students, with options to study either full or part-time. The course looks to support the continuing professional development of football coaches and those working in football or a closely related field.

More than ever football is driven by statistics and analysis. From a players’ fitness to their in-game attributes, numbers play a huge part in the modern game. This programme will take an in-depth look at the numbers that make the game tick, alongside theoretical and practical coaching disciplines.

The course will enable students to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights for the advanced study of football coaching and analysis.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester Wembley
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus