European Master in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M.Sc./ PhD)
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M.Sc. and PhD
Name Organisation/University: Department of Physical Education & Sport Science University of Thessaly
Address: Secretariat office of MSc, Karies, 42100, Trikala
Number of spots: 20
Costs/tuition fee: 4.000 € for 2 years (for free: A bike to every student, meals and dinners at the Department’s restaurant)
Start of the program: September
Application deadline: 1st of April
Language of tuition: English
Admittance of foreign students: yes
Study duration/Workload (ECTS): 4 semesters (2 years), 120 Credit Points
First Semester: Seven 3-Day Course Blocks (1-Block / 2 Weeks)
Second Semester: One Week of Intensive Courses & four 3-Day Blocks (1 block / month).
Third Semester: four 2-day blocks (1 block / month).
Fourth Semester: Thesis (30 ECTS) is for research thesis only
Practical internship (yes/no): Yes (3rd semester)
Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes
Target group and Study focus:
The aim of the program is to offer master’s level education in the area of Exercise and Sport Psychology and to educate students to a professional level.
Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and competencies that will enable them to understand human behaviour in exercise and sport contexts and to apply effectively their knowledge to enhance physical activity, health, well-being, and high performance in the areas of public health and sports. Sport and exercise psychology seeks to understand psychological factors that occur in sports, physical activity and exercise. The focus is on behaviour, emotions and cognitions of persons involved in sport and exercise settings, e.g. exercise participants, athletes, coaches, teachers, therapists, parents, spectators, officials etc. Sport and exercise psychology draws upon the scientific fields of psychology, sport, education and health sciences.
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives
Graduates of the program have:
Received scholarships for doctoral studies throughout the world (e.g, Europe, US, Canada, Australia).
Setup own sport psychology business
Work with clubs and organizations as sport and exercise psychology consultants
Bachelor's degree in Sport Science, Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Science or another relevant field. Proof of English language proficiency
How to apply
A letter of intent, explaining why you want to study in this program.
Your Curriculum Vitae.
Your university degrees (with an official translation in the English language if required). Current students expecting to graduate until summer might provide an official letter from their university confirming that they finished all requirements to obtain their degree.
For graduates from non-English speaking universities: A proof of your proficiency in the English language. Candidates should submit their applications along with all the necessary enclosed documents (proofs) via e-mail.