Sport and Exercise Science

Cumberland University

12 months
515 USD/credit
515 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Cumberland University’s Master's in Exercise & Sport Science is a 36-hour program, composed of a core curriculum of 27 hours and a specialization between 12-18 hours that can be completed in less than two years.


The mission of the Master's in Exercise & Sport Science is to provide students with up to date knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue careers whereby they demonstrate best-practices, sound ethical decision making, and advocacy skills for helping individuals improve performance and pursue healthy lifestyle behaviors across the lifespan.

Students can become a clinical professional with ACSM Exercise Specialist Certification, pursuing a career helping clients with (or at high risk for) cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases. An ACSM Exercise Specialist is a health care professional with a bachelor’s degree who typically works in cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation programs, physicians’ offices, or medical fitness centers. The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist may also provide exercise-related consulting for research, public health, and other clinical and non-clinical services and programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Internship
  • Graduate Project
  • Thesis
  • Pedagogy
  • Motor Learning & Development
  • Administration of Physical/Health Education, Intramurals and Athletics
  • Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport
  • Psycho-Socio Aspects of Sport & Exercise
  • Leadership Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants should apply at least six (6) months in advance to allow sufficient time for completion of files and correspondence. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
3 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions requirements

  • Completed Admissions Application
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Official Academic Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A combined GRE score of 290 (new scale) or better with a 3.7 on the writing assessment or MAT score of 38
  • Immunization Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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