M.Sc. On Campus

Exercise and Sport Science

Northeastern Illinois University

24 months
865 USD/credit 15570 USD/year
865 USD/credit 15570 USD/year
432 USD/credit 7776 USD/year
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The Exercise and Sport Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University is designed as a multidisciplinary study of human movement and performance across the lifespan. Through classroom, laboratory, and field based experiences, our graduates learn about human performance and disease prevention from childhood to older adulthood.


Students use skills to identify, analyze and explain physiological, structural and functional dynamics that influence fitness, health and performance in the sport and exercise settings. Students learn about the integrations of human physiology, movement, and cognition through both clinical and applied coursework.

Students can elect one of two concentrations in the program:

  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education, Sport and Recreation

Program Benefits

Students gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to advance as exercise and sport science professionals. The integrated knowledge of the physiologic, biomechanical, motor and psychological aspects of exercise and diet behaviors are understood in relation to the application to maximal performance and health at the individual level. 

Applied experiences are available in the forms of directed research, independent studies and internships. Students may also participate in faculty research or conduct a thesis for further research experience. Our program has a large network of alumni who offer new opportunities in the form of internship experiences and career networking. Additionally, upon graduation, students are prepared to take a variety of certifications such as clinical exercise physiologist.

Career Options

The Exercise and Sport Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University prepares students in careers in private and public sectors of health, sports, and medicine in areas such as:

  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • physical/occupational rehabilitation
  • sport and fitness medicine
  • other related professional areas in both medical and sport settings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods In Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport, And Recreation Settings
  • Exercise Testing And Prescription
  • Current Topics In Exercise Science
  • Psychology Of Exercise & Health Behaviors
  • Motor Control And Learning
  • Biomechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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