Master of Science in Exercise Science
The Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science is offered by the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS), working toward a joint degree with the number 1 ranked graduate Exercise Science program in the United States of America, 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 the 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. CHLS is committed to support the expansion of Qatar’s national priority targeting physical activity, and this requires development of trained expertise in exercise science, athletic performance and regenerative care related to physical activity.
The MS in Exercise Science - the only graduate program in exercise science in Qatar - prepares students for a spectrum of health-related specialties and professions within the field of Exercise Science. Graduates can choose from career opportunities that exist in academic institutions, hospitals, medical clinics, research laboratories, physical therapy facilities, rehabilitation facilities, perceptual-motor development clinics, health and fitness centers, and public health agencies. Through its innovative educational and scientific research basis the program prepares graduates for pursuing advanced graduate studies at leading universities around the world.
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.
Graduates of the MS in Exercise Science will be equipped to: