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Exercise Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Columbia, SC, United States
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.

Overview

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.

Careers

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

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.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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