12 months
22302 USD/year
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The Exercise Science program at the University of South Carolina will help you expand and disseminate the body of knowledge concerning the relationships between exercise participation, physical activity and human health.

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The Master of Science (MS) degree in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina prepares students for careers in academia and multiple health-related specialties and professions within the broad scope of Exercise Physiology, such as exercise physiologist, fitness coordinator, rehabilitation coordinator, and many more.  Additionally, the curriculum and related research opportunities prepare students for pursuing additional graduate work (e.g., PhD, MD, DPT).

  The curriculum includes coursework in exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing, epidemiology, research methods and statistics, physical activity and health, and motor control and development. Elective coursework is also embedded within this framework to allow for individual interests, examples include skeletal muscle physiology, endocrinology in exercise and health, neural repair and rehabilitation, and community-based interventions for physical activity. There are countless opportunities to participate in ongoing research through assistantships and independent study courses.


A major in exercise science can prepare you for careers in:

  • academic institutions
  • hospitals and other medical or clinical settings
  • research laboratories
  • physical therapy or rehabilitation facilities
  • health and fitness centers
  • public health agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Perspectives in Public Health 
  • Introduction to Epidemiology 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Physiology of Exercise or Physiology, Exercise, & Disease 
  • Clinical Exercise Testing or Lab Measurements for Exercise Testing 
  • Physical Activity & Health: Epidemiology, Research, & Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing your academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives
  • At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
  • Official transcripts from all schools or colleges previously attended
  • Non-US institution transcripts must be verified by World Education Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation service.  Please submit a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation (WES ICAP)
  • GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

22,302 - 30,183 USD


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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