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Nutrition and Exercise Sciences - Exercise Science

24 months
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
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Students of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences - Exercise Science at South Dakota State University are prepared for careers in clinical, industry, or research fields. A partial list of those specializing in the Exercise Science specialization includes clinical exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, fitness management, research coordinators, instructors, or public health officials.

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This  Nutrition and Exercise Sciences - Exercise Science  at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a background in health, physical education, recreation, exercise science or other related field
  • Enjoy sports and athletics
  • Lead an active lifestyle
  • Enjoy helping others
  • Want to conduct research in the field

Career Opportunities

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  • Worksite wellness director
  • Fitness center management
  • Extension specialist
  • Health care industry
  • Community health and wellness programming and management
  • Managing sports performance programs
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Research Methods in Health and Nutritional Sciences 
  •  Epidemiology
  •  Biostatistics
  • Statistical Method
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology 
  •  Applied Biomechanics
  •  Advanced Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entering students for the Master’s degree will be required to have a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, exercise science, nutrition, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, or other related field from an accredited institution.  Students with other educational backgrounds may be admitted conditionally.  They will be required to complete the necessary coursework to eliminate deficiencies in their background during their first semester in the program. 
  • Letter of application stating the following:  primary area of interest (dietetics, exercise science, nutrition, etc.); desired research focus; long-term goals outlining career goals; interest in assistantship
  • Two recommendations letters 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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