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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston , Massachusetts ,United States

Master of Science in Exercise Health Science

UMass Boston's Exercise and Health Sciences master's program provides students with the unique opportunity to study issues regarding exercise science and physical activity related health promotion in a diverse urban and multicultural environment. This course of study enhances the career growth potential of our students, whether they choose to apply their knowledge and skills for pursuit of an advanced degree, a research-related career, or a professional position in the health field (e.g., exercise physiologist, worksite wellness director).

A wide range of courses and faculty research areas complement the core focus on applied exercise physiology, advanced health fitness and nutrition assessment and advanced physical activity and health. Students are encouraged early in the program to choose a faculty mentor with whom they wish to study.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admissions

Please are aware that the Exercise and Health Sciences Program only accepts applications for Fall semester matriculation. 

To be considered for admission, you must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A two-part personal statement
    • Part one: The applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study (at least 300 words) 
    • Part two: The applicant’s specific interests and the kind of work they wish to pursue in the field. The applicant should indicate which option (Thesis or Non-Thesis) they may select to complete the program
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two references
  • GRE general test scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores
  • Resume (strongly suggested)