Exercise and Sport Sciences, M.Sc. | Ithaca College | Ithaca, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Exercise and Sport Sciences

18 months
949 USD/credit 18980 USD/year
949 USD/credit 18980 USD/year
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Address both mind and body challenges as a graduate of the master's program in Exercise and Sport Sciences offered at the Ithaca College.


Choose a concentration in mental performance or human performance. One of the most unique aspects of our Exercise and Sport Sciences program at Ithaca College is your ability to integrate biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and sport psychology fields of study.

This holistic approach broadens your skill sets focusing on treating/training clients with a focus on prevention and optimizing well being and performance. It is our belief that in order to maximize performance — whether working with clients in the hospital or athletes in the Olympic stadium — both the body mind need to be addressed.

What you will study

Students in the human performance concentration, take coursework in all disciplines with hands on experiences in lab and field testing in strength & conditioning, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Students broaden their skill set to work with clients and athletes and have a culminating capstone experience  working with a real world client/athlete.

Students in mental performance can focus on course work and experiences leading towards C.M.P.C certification or take courses to expand their mental performance toolbox for working with teams, athletes, and clients as an athletic trainer, coach,  or exercise professional. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diversity in Sport and Exercise
  • Advanced Communication and Facilitation Skills in Sport and Exercise
  • Theories and Issues in Performance Enhancement in Sport and Exercise
  • Team Building & Motivation
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Mental Performance in Sport and Exercise
  • Human Movement Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • Tests and Measurement and Analytics in Sport and Exercise
  • Physiological Mechanisms of Exercise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). For international students, this may translate to a high pass/pass set of marks.
  • Recommendation letters: 2 required, 1 additional letter for assistantship
  • Testing: GRE optional. International students without English as their primary language must take the TOEFL or similar test for English language proficiency.
  • Successful graduation from undergraduate institution and completion of prerequisites as follows: Mental Performance, Human Performance
  • It is desirable that students have coursework in exercise testing and prescription.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 949 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    18980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 949 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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