Masters Programs in Sports Science

Compare 16 Masters Programs in Sports Science

Sports Science

A master's degree is often the natural next step in the progression of many careers, providing graduates with the greater earning potential and upward mobility in their field of choice.

What is a Master in Sports Science? This advanced degree can mean a variety of things, depending on the focus of an individual program. Broadly, sports science degrees focus on advanced scientific concepts related to sports and biology or to evidence-based training. This can include sports medicine, specialized degrees in movement sciences and injury prevention, and even coaching psychology programs. Consulting individual programs to learn more about their focal areas for study will tell you more.

The scientific understanding of the human body has a variety of applications to a career in sports, both for athletes and for coaches, which makes an education in sports science important for anyone working with people in those roles. By understanding evidence-based ways of assessing performance, safety, and risk management, students are better able to help athletes reach and maintain peak performance throughout their careers.

Costs for programs in sports science are highly variable and depend on both the location of the program. It can also vary because of the amount of hands-on laboratory science in the curriculum, since there are often material fees and other related costs. To learn more about the costs of sports science programs, it is best to research individual schools.

Careers in sports science are primarily in coaching and training, and they can include any role that fits into those categories. Those who achieve advanced degrees in the subject typically make up the highest level of coaching and training personnel, and as their experience builds, they can become highly sought-after by larger sports organizations at the professional and collegiate levels. They also tend to be common in organizational positions within school-aged athletic programs and other forms of sports education.

Sports science is a growing field, and international opportunities for study are available from a variety of universities. 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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Master in Physical Exercise and Well-Being

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

This Degree comes with the goal of preparing future exercise professional for this task, based on the development of autonomous knowledge update, as well as of permanent critical analysis on its practices and the practices of those that surround them. The performance principle to be worked in this degree is... [+]

It is normal to associate exercise with health and well-being. Hippocrates, father of medicine, recognised this in his texts when he wrote "Food alone is not enough to keep Man healthy, for he also needs to exercise". Presently, society places on exercise professionals the responsibility for compensating the sedentary lifestyle promoted by the current socio-cultural context. With the advent of epidemics, like obesity and cardiovascular disease, the role destined for this professional class as a guarantor of a healthy society becomes clear.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

This Degree comes with the goal of preparing future exercise professional for this task, based on the development of autonomous knowledge update, as well as of permanent critical analysis on its practices and the practices of those that surround them. The performance principle to be worked in this degree is founded on a professional practice based on evidence, mirroring the current trend in the area of health and well-being, which will allow an effective integration in multidisciplinary teams in clinical or gym contexts. For a greater training specificity, two specialisations were created:... [-]


Master's Degree In High Performance Sports: Strength And Conditioning - Blended

Universidad Católica de Murcia
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Murcia

The Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Fitness of UCAM is the first Master in Spain to achieve the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) quality seal. With this Master, students will be able to experiment with top-level athletes who train in teams sponsored by UCAM [+]

General information Modality : mixed Beginning : October Duration : 1 academic year ECTS Credits : 60 Director : Pedro Emilio Alcaraz Presentación The Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Fitness of UCAM is the first Master in Spain to achieve the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) quality seal. With this Master, students will be able to experiment with top-level athletes who train in teams sponsored by UCAM (ACB League "Endesa", SuperLiga Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, etc.). In addition, they will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to use the most advanced technology in Sport Performance. From an academic point of view, the Master's Degree in Sports Performance: Strength and Conditioning offers a specialized training that integrates the methodological bases necessary for conducting research studies autonomously and deepening the knowledge of the areas of sports performance And physical conditioning such as exercise physiology, biomechanics and movement analysis, design of strength programs, nutrition and ergogenic aids, etc. GOALS With the Master in High Performance Sports: Strength and Conditioning of the UCAM, students will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to use the most advanced technology in Sports Performance, experimenting with top-level athletes who train in teams sponsored by The UCAM (ACB League "Endesa", UCAM Murcia CF, SuperLiga Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, etc.). Recipients Graduates or Graduates in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Career prospects After completing the Master, the student, in addition to having the possibility of completing the doctorate, may... [-]

Master's Degree In Sports Psychology Coaching And High Performance

UNISPORT MANAGEMENT SCHOOL
Online 8 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

This training combines the knowledge, tools and techniques of sports psychology and executive needed to develop the competitiveness of athletes and sports professionals involved with coaching tool to achieve the personalization of the intervention and thus achieve exactly meet the need required . [+]

Masters in Sports Science. Program Objective: This training combines the knowledge, tools and techniques of sports psychology and executive needed to develop the competitiveness of athletes and sports professionals involved with coaching tool to achieve the personalization of the intervention and thus achieve exactly meet the need required . recipients: Sport passionate people, and leadership, eager to learn a new profession booming in all sectors. Workload: 600h (Equivalence ECTS: 24 credits) COURSE MODULES B140 Introduction to Coaching B141 executive coaching and talent management B142 Methodology of executive coaching B143 Tools and executive coaching skills B144 Sports Coaching B145 tools and skills in sports coaching B146 techniques and practices for sports coaching Methodology Flexible methodology adapted to your life Campus online available 24h / 365 days Personalized tutoring Teaching materials always updated Individual lessons by videoconference Case Study Campus adapted to mobile devices Free subscription to industry magazines Access to specialized resources International technical stays Classroom activities With this program you'll have your own coaching sessions, with a detailed report of your skills and competencies. You will have your own Personal Development Plan with the help of Coach-Tutor to achieve your goals. Employment Unisport students can enjoy various exclusive services related to employability: Exclusive job search and job Services to support entrepreneurship Validation of your business model Search for funding Training Acceleration of innovative projects related to sport [-]

Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance

The University of Waikato
Online Full time 12 - 18 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure. [+]

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure.

Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.

The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.... [-]


Master's Degree In Sport Specialization In Sports Training

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Santarem

The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. [+]

Masters in Sports Science. Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours) Education provided in Portuguese: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € Education provided in English: Rates *: Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € * The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals The course aims to contribute to the specialized training of graduates and the development of applied research and scientific knowledge in professional sports context. The course assumes that students should have knowledge and ability to understand at a level that holding on the knowledge obtained at the first cycle level in the areas of sports training, physical and health condition, sport and physical nature education, increase and enhance in the specialized area of ​​sport, in different specializations; and that students should know in depth the scientific area of ​​Sport and specialize their knowledge in the areas applied research, intervention and training in various fields of sport, which are the specialties applied in the main area. [-]

Master of High Performance Sport

University of Canberra
Campus or Online Full time 3 semesters January 2018 Australia Canberra

Behind every record breaking athlete is a high performance industry driven by learned professionals who are motivated by sporting excellence. If you’ve already completed your undergrad qualifications in Sports and Exercise Science, then this is the running leap you need to take to re-energise your career. The course is tailored around specialisation areas including Management and Leadership and Science and Analytics (which can be also studied online) and combined with the support of key industry partners, will give the competitive edge you need to smash it in the sporting sector. [+]

Help keep the very best at the top of their game Behind every record breaking athlete is a high performance industry driven by learned professionals who are motivated by sporting excellence. If you’ve already completed your undergrad qualifications in Sports and Exercise Science, then this is the running leap you need to take to re-energise your career. The course is tailored around specialisation areas including Management and Leadership and Science and Analytics (which can be also studied online) and combined with the support of key industry partners, will give the competitive edge you need to smash it in the sporting sector. Study a Master of High Performance Sport at UC and you will: support the very best performance in elite sport strengthen your reputation as a professional coach and/or sports manager network extensively within a co-operative industry build a comprehensive knowledge of sports management theory and practice ensure individuals and teams achieve their highest potential. Career opportunities A range of career opportunities exist for Master of High Performance Sport graduates in both the national and international sectors, including in: national sport organisations government sports marketing sponsorship public relations management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs advisory roles in the public and private sector Course specific information Students need to have an undergraduate degree in Sports or in a related field or equivalent as approved by the University. Alternatively, applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in the sporting sector or... [-]

Masters Degree in Sports Science - Performance Optimisation with a Focus on Elite Sport

Mid Sweden University
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Östersund

Modern sports are under constant development, with factors that promote performance, leadership development, injury prevention and new training methods playing a key role. This development has increased the need for research-supported expertise. This program gives you the opportunity to work effectively within elite sport and/or progress onto further postgraduate studies in sports science. [+]

Masters in Sports Science. Modern sports are under constant development, with factors that promote performance, leadership development, injury prevention and new training methods playing a key role. This development has increased the need for research-supported expertise. This program gives you the opportunity to work effectively within elite sport and/or progress onto further postgraduate studies in sports science. The program is delivered part-time at an advanced level and focuses on performance analysis, sports physiology, elite training and coaching/leadership in the field of sports science. The program gives students the opportunity to develop and use their practical and theoretical knowledge to better handle complex situations in sport, including at the elite level. The program incorporates a number of key components which relate to the complex operations of national and international elite organizations, as well as scientific theory and methods and an independent research project. The theoretical components will be delivered online, but with complimentary on-campus meetings/seminars in Östersund. The program is run in collaboration between the Health Science Department (Sports Science program) and the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (SWRC). Furthermore, some aspects of the program may take place in various facilities, such as the SWRC, Östersund´s National Ski Stadium and Åre National Arena. Entry requirements A Bachelor degree with at least 180 credits, including a degree project of at least 15 credits, or an equivalent foreign degree in sports science, teacher training in sports and health, physical therapy, medicine, biology or equivalent. English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary... [-]

Master of Physiotherapy (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is intended for physiotherapists, or students who have completed a physiotherapy degree either at a bachelor's level or graduate-entry master's level registrable in Australia, and who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to physiotherapy through the completion of the degree. [+]

This course provides students with the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest, and to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as develop extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research, or higher-level physiotherapy positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]


Master in High Performance Soccer

MBP School of Coaches: The Master for football coaches in Barcelona
Campus 350 hours January 2018 Spain Barcelona

Master in High Performance Soccer it is long way learning immersion with the main goal to know MBP Methodology as an expert in all the studying areas. This program is for professional soccer coaches who would like to know soccer from its essence, dominating all the structure of this sport. [+]

Masters in Sports Science. MBP School of Coaches focuses its activity into the education of soccer coaches, all over the world, with adaptated programs to every one of them and with a unique goal: optimize their technical level to their maximum exponent. Your coaching essence to its maximum exponent. In addition, MBP School of Coaches has an R+D+i department, which works every day to develop new contents for MBP methodology, with the goal to improve and evolve it. Master in High Performance Soccer it is long way learning immersion with the main goal to know MBP Methodology as an expert in all the studying areas. This program is for professional soccer coaches who would know know soccer from its essence, dominating all the structure of this sport. In addition, they will learn a way to watch and train soccer unique in the world, that it gave many successes to our country. Information: Reduced groups: (less than 10 students) Total hours: 350h Duration: 16 weeks Place: Barcelona Studying Areas: Planning, methodology, physical conditioning, game analysis and emotional and mental training. Other activities: Analysis of games and training sessions of professional teams and grassroots and in field practical sessions. Academical Curriculum Players and soccer studies Soccer, a team sport Training methodology Sports Coaching Physical conditioning Other activities Professional live games FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 2nd Division: FC Barcelona B, Sabadell, CF Girona 2nd Division B: Olot, UE Llagostera 3rd Division: Manlleu, Castelldefels,... Grassroots live games FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol Other Spanish Teams:... [-]

Professional Master in Sport Science

Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Latvia Riga

To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. [+]

Professional qualification to be acquired: EDUCATION AND SPORT SPECIALIST with one of the following qualifications: a sports teacher a sports senior coach, a sport manager, a recreation specialist Programme aims: To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. To provide professional studies based on sports science theories, corresponding to professional standard, practically applicable for education and sport specialist. Programme content: Topical problems in today’s sport theory, sport science field: professional qualification Research methods in psychology Research technology, methodology Scientifically - pedagogical lexis in foreign language Educator in today’s informative world Research structure Novelties in management theory Topical problems in today’s pedagogy Recent teaching methods Psychological theories of personality Practice in professional qualification Final examinations: Master state examination including: Integrated examination in professional qualification; Working out and defending of Master paper. Further education possibility: Academic Doctor higher education programme „SPORT SCIENCE” (code 51813) [-]

Master of Sport and Exercise (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Sport and Exercise (Research) program is for graduates who wish to enhance their knowledge of an area, address policy or management issues, or pursue a research/academic career. [+]

This program is suitable for students who have completed a coursework degree and wish to develop in a more focused way by means of research. Students develop critical and analytical skills and advanced research skills to enable in-depth exploration of their chosen area.

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, and academic positions.

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Master in Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme comprises two main tracks: ‘Sport’ and ‘Health’. The tracks are not strictly divided, but have some overlap. This makes it possible to... [+]

Master in Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health

 

From the latest developments in sports training to new approaches to rehabilitation, the Master’s in Human Movement Sciences provides state of the art insights into the ways in which motor performance can be enhanced. From biomechanics to psychology. From exercise physiology to neurorehabilitation. And from muscle function to motor development. By choosing a focus on either sports or health, you can fine-tune your own profile. With this profound background in the human movement sciences, you will be well equipped to contribute to this fascinating field of study.Are you interested in optimizing sports performance, helping people with impaired motor functioning, or gaining a fundamental understanding of how we move? Then the Master’s in Human Movement Sciences is the ideal programme for you!... [-]


MSc in Social Anthropology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree. It applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole. [+]

Programme overview

The MSc in Social Anthropology provides students with a strongly research-based Master’s degree.

The programme combines deep subject knowledge with broadened perspectives and links with wider society. The MSc in Social Anthropology applies deep and broad perspectives to an understanding of social communities and culture as a coherent whole.

The programme provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies but which is also of considerable value for advanced work as a policy or operational officer in organisations and activities at different levels.

Furthermore, the programme provides students with broadened theoretical perspectives, expanded knowledge of qualitative methodology, skills to adapt to a changing working life and ability to contribute to development in society and working life.... [-]


Master in Sports Technology

Aalborg University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aalborg Copenhagen Esbjerg + 2 more

The master programme in Sports Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark, focuses on development of technological equipment and the interplay between equipment and human performance. [+]

Technology has become an inherent part of sports and the development of sports and leisure activities has opened possibility for the integration of technology, not only for participants in elite sports but also for the population in general. At the same time, the acceptance of sports activities as an important factor for the general health has been fully recognized. This has made sports a significant field of interest for the industry. The master programme in Sports Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark, focuses on development of technological equipment and the interplay between equipment and human performance. In the projects, you may work with development and testing of advanced sports and health related products as for instance sports equipment, shoes, rackets, flooring and apparel. The master programme includes a scientific communication course and it is possible to organize a semester abroad at 3rd semester, before the final thesis. [-]

MPhil Sport & Exercise Science / Sports Therapy

University of Kent, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides an excellent environment for MPhil. We have an active group of both full-time and part- time postgraduate research students in the School. The breadth of staff research interests enables us to supervise research degrees in a number of areas, in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and in Sports Therapy. [+]

Masters in Sports Science. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides an excellent environment for MPhil. We have an active group of both full-time and part- time postgraduate research students in the School. The breadth of staff research interests enables us to supervise research degrees in a number of areas, in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and in Sports Therapy. These areas include: mental fatigue; perceived effort and exercise capacity; training and sports performance; cycling efficiency, mega sporting events and their legacy; rehabilitation; physical activity in various populations; threat and challenge in sports psychology; sports nutrition; pre-habilitation and rehabilitation from injury or surgery; and manual therapy in sport and lower back pain. As a research student at Kent, you are provided with training in research-specific and broader ‘transferable skills', including academic writing, career management and presentation skills. During term time, the research groups hold weekly meetings to discuss ongoing work, and there are also weekly seminars featuring external speakers. If you do not have any postgraduate experience of statistical analysis, you can take our MSc module in Research Methods. Entry Requirements An MSc, or a first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject. [-]