24 months
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The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Nazarbayev University is a two-year degree that will equip the graduates with theoretical as well as hands-on knowledge in the said field. 

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The program’s focus on research will help the graduates to develop analytical skills, promoting excellence as well as innovation in healthcare practice. Long-term goal of this initiative is to promote evidence-based practice of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Kazakhstan.


Graduates of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Nazarbayev University will be eligible to enroll for a PhD in Kazakhstan or abroad. Others will be able to work as:

  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports team physicians
  • Fitness and strength coaches for professional sports
  • Physical Education teachers at high school and university levels
  • Army and military training and rehabilitation specialists
  • Private sports and gymnastics companies

Programme Structure

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of musculoskeletal physiology, metabolism, biomechanics, exercise physiology, injury prevention, psychology, and nutrition to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Apply this knowledge to design exercise regimes to achieve optimal athletic performance.
  • Strategize best methods for the rehabilitation of injuries.
  • Apply critical and analytical skills to research problems in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Analyze and communicate complex scientific information as it relates to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and/or graduate degree (if applicable) in a relevant discipline. 
  • Candidates may be enrolled conditionally based on evidence from graduating university that the candidates have completed the educational program and the candidate expects formal issuance of final transcript and/or diploma by certain date. In that case the decision on enrollment shall prescribe the period of time within which the candidate shall provide the necessary documents to the University;
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s degree (bachelor, master or PhD (if masters and PhD have adopted a GPA approach);
  • the required level of English language proficiency;
  • strong reading, analytical and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE or GMAT test (optional). 
  • 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation;

Work experience

Evidence of any professional and/or voluntary experiences related to biological and/or medical research (optional).

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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