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.


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


120 ECTS.


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.


Two-year graduate programme, 120 ECTS. The programme is divided into 75 ECTS in sport science and 45 ECTS in research project.

   1. year 2. year 
Fall  Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)
Nutrition in Sport Science (5 ECTS)
Research Methodology (5 ECTS)
Applied statistics (10 ECTS)                                          
Environmental Factors in Sports (5 ECTS)
Sports Training (5 ECTS)
MSc Thesis (20 ECTS)

Spring Physiology and measurement (10 ECTS)
Philosophy and theory of training (10 ECTS)
Specialization (5 ECTS)
Ethics in Sports (5 ECTS)

MSc Thesis (25 ECTS)
Performance analysis (5 ECTS)



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

Contact us

We welcome your inquiries via e-mail or phone.


Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir

Programme Administrator


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