M.Sc. On Campus

Exercise Science

Northeastern University

24 months
30350 USD/year
30350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Exercise Science program at Northeastern University offers a unique focus in physical activity and public health. This program is designed to prepare professionals trained in both exercise science and public health, specifically in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.


The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University currently offers a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a public health emphasis. The concentration in physical activity and public health recognizes that inactivity is a major public health problem and represents a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. This program integrates key competencies for a degree in exercise science recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), including knowledge of exercise physiology and the assessment and development of physical activity and exercise programs for the general and clinical populations.

The program offers three pathways of study: research, public health, and practice-based pathways. These pathways train students to pursue a terminal degree in exercise science or to pursue opportunities in research and clinical settings, or within federal, private, and nonprofit institutions.

Unique Features

  • Internships, practicums, and research opportunities provide hands-on, experiential learning
  • Small student cohorts ensure strong faculty mentorship
  • Robust curriculum with a public health emphasis
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and community partners
  • Students choose one of three pathways: research, public health, practice-based exercise science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • Physical Activity and Exercise: Prescription, Measurement, and Testing
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Activity and Exercise: Effects on Musculoskeletal Health and Disease
  • Electrocardiography, Clinical Assessment, and Prescription
  • Health Education and Program Planning
  • Urban Community Health Assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Applied Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline: March 1


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Official GRE scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    30350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /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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