Master of Science in Exercise Science
The Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science 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.
The MS in Exercise Science program 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 MS in Exercise Science 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 thesis research opportunities in a) applied physiology, b) rehabilitation sciences, and c) health aspects of physical activity.
The curriculum, thesis research, program oversight and faculty mentoring structure of the MS in Exercise Science are designed to adhere to the requirements of a cross-institutional joint degree with USC. An added advantage of a cross-institutional joint degree is the ability of admitted postgraduate students to exchange academically between institutions, thereby reaping added educational and research experience.