M.Sc. On Campus

Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

North Dakota State University

12 months
655 USD/credit 19650 USD/year
561 USD/credit 16830 USD/year
374 USD/credit 11220 USD/year
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The Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science option at North Dakota State University prepares the graduate for advanced positions with an emphasis in the areas of physical activity, exercise science, nutrition, and health promotion.


The Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science department at North Dakota State University is devoted to researching and understanding the long-term effects of physical activity and nutrition, and translating this research into effective exercise science and wellness programs for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. This option is appropriate for athletic trainers, nutrition, and exercise science graduates.

Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Cumulative baccalaureate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in field closely related to Nutrition, Dietetics, or Exercise Science.
  • A faculty has agreed to be the applicant’s mentor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar (Introduction to HNES )
  • Introduction to Research Design and Methods in HNES
  • Scholarly Writing and Presenting in HNES
  • Applied Statistics
  • Graduate Exercise Physiology (Restricted to students enrolled in the Exercise Science/Nutrition Option)
  • Nutrition in Wellness
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to Graduate School admission requirements, the following criteria will be considered at the time of application for admission into graduate study. 
  • Admission to a master's degree program is considered ONLY after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. 
  • In order to be considered, the applicant must have a Bachelor of Science degree in an HNES related field from an accredited institution, an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have submitted all required materials as listed. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 561 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 374 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /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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