MSc Exercise Science and Coaching

A graduate programme for those who wish to specialise in the coaching of athletes in competitive and high-performance sports as well as in research in the field of sport science.

Overview

A woman prepares to throw a ball while a man measures the distance

Credits

120 ECTS.

Language

Icelandic and English.

Length of study

Two years, full time.


This graduate programme prepare students for research and training in the area of sport science. Special emphasis will be on elite training and research.

It is composed of courses which cover sport research and research methods, organisation of training, theory of training, and the role of the trainer. Students also learn how to maximise athletic ability with training based on the premises of physiology, exercise science, psychology, ethics, nutrition, tactic, and technique.

Structure

Two-year graduate programme, 120 ECTS. The programme is divided into 90 ECTS in sport science and 30 ECTS in research project.

   1. year 2. year   
 Fall  Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)
Research Methodology (10 ECTS)
Applied statistics/Problem solving and social interaction (10 ECTS)                                          
 
Physiology and measurement (10 ECTS)
Sport coaching process and environment factors in coaching (10 ECTS)
Sport nutrition (5 ECTS)
Specialization (5 ECTS)
 
 Spring Philosophy and theory of training (10 ECTS)
Performance analysis (5 ECTS)
MSc Thesis (15 ECTS) 
  MSc Thesis (30 ECTS)  

 

Admission

Students shall have completed undergraduate studies in sport science, physical therapy, health training, biology, or other related disciplines.

Contact us

We welcome your enquiries via e-mail or phone.

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Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir

Programme Administrator

Hjordis-Lara-Hreinsdottir_1521730458028

Hjördís Lára Hreinsdóttir

Programme Administrator


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