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Sport and Exercise Science - Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, M.Sc.

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UNC has emerged as a national leader in the study of social psychology related to sport and physical activity. You'll work with faculty who have earned worldwide recognition for their research on the social factors influencing sport, fitness and exercise behavior. 

About

With this specialized sport and exercise science master’s degree, you’ll be highly qualified to enter a Ph.D. program, work as an educator or pursue research related to the social psychology of sport and physical activity. 

With a small, close-knit department, you'll have access to strong mentoring, career guidance and professional development. Collaborate with experienced researchers and pursue your own investigations while building a well-rounded set of skills that includes qualitative and quantitative research and academic writing. The social psychology of sport and physical activity has research applications in many contexts, including health care, gerontology, physical education and athletic performance.

The sport and exercise science master’s degree totals 33 credit hours, culminating in either comprehensive exams or an original data-based thesis. You’ll take foundational coursework in sociology of sport, exercise and sport psychology, statistics and research methods, developmental kinesiology, theories of motivation, and lab techniques for social psychology of sport and physical activity. With the program's elective courses and research opportunities you'll be able to focus your studies on your own interests.

Programme Structure

  • Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • Advanced Sociological Kinesiology
  • Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research
  • Motivation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    140

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or University or a comparable degree from a foreign
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale on the most recent 60 credit hours completed.
  • If applicable, take a standardized test: GRE, GMAT or MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT

Minimum GRE Score:

  • 140 Quantitative
  • 146 Verbal Reasoning
  • Combined score of at least 297
  • Analytic Writing 3.5

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1042 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    490 USD/credit
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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