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Master of Science in Exercise Science

Master of Science in Exercise Science

The Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science is as a joint degree with the top ranked graduate exercise science program in the United States, the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina (UofSC).

Capitalizing on the recognized strengths of the UofSC 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- elated specialties and professions within the field of Exercise Science.

Program Focus

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

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


A 33-credit program, taught in English, over two years including:

  • Five foundational core courses

  • A minimum of four electives

  • Thesis research

  • Courses include:

    • Introduction to Public Health
    • Applied Biostatistics
    • Research Methods in Exercise Science
    • Physiology of Exercise 
    • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Health
    • Exercise Endocrinology
    • Mechanisms of Motor Skill Performance
    • Applied Biomechanics
    • Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity