24 months
25061 USD/year
25061 USD/year
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The Exercise Science programme of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is the only graduate program in exercise science in Qatar and prepares students for a spectrum of health-related specialties and professions within the field of Exercise Science.


The Exercise Science programme of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is offered by CHLS, working toward a joint degree with the number 1 ranked graduate Exercise Science program in the United States of America, offered by the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina (USC).

Capitalizing on the recognized strengths of the USC program, the MS in Exercise Science will establish within Qatar and the MENA region a top-ranked educational and research degree program in exercise science. The program aligns with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy 2018–2022, aiming to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance the health and welfare of the people of Qatar.

Program Focus

Overall, the MS in Exercise Science program is focused on applying genomics / transcriptomics technology to highly personalized fitness development and scientific advancement, within regenerative care of activity and sports injuries.

The program addresses the complex relationships between exercise participation, physical activity, and human health. The program is designed to cultivate human capacity in exercise science through innovative educational and research training and opportunities. Students within the program will receive knowledge and be provided with thesis research opportunities in:

  • Applied physiology
  • Rehabilitation sciences
  • Health aspects of physical activity

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Clinical Exercise Testing
  • Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4) from a recognized university.
  • A bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field (e.g. biological/biomedical sciences) as well as previous coursework in human anatomy and physiology.
  • Applicants are required to submit a valid IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 to demonstrate their proficiency in English.
  • Official electronic copies of transcripts should be submitted as part of the online application.
  • Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants should submit a personal statement.
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50123 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    25061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50123 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

QAR 182,500 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

4230 - 7920 QAR /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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