Master Degree - Part-time

Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science

For those with an interest in pursuing a career in the sport field, this coursework-based Master’s degree allows you to specialise or broaden your expertise.

Course Description

The Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science presents a multidisciplinary focus to help learners understand the relationship between health and human performance. As an academic program, the Master of Science will introduce translational research and provide essential foundations from the bases of physiology, biomechanics, motor behaviour, and psychology. Using the social ecological approach to addressing the needs for health and human performance for the workforce in Malta, the program recognizes societal needs, introduces evidence-based strategies for intervention, and evaluates the impact of these services on health outcomes and productivity.




MQF Level



Why Choose Us

Guest Speakers

Rick Cost

Director of High Performance at US Soccer

Reasonable Price

All our programmes are offered with the competitive market price

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme the students are able to

“I have found the MSc Exercise & Sports Science most fulfilling. It has helped me view sports and exercise from a more scientific perspective.”.

Start Date

October, 2022

Application Period

July, 2022

Delivery Mode

Blended, On Campus



Target Audience

Sport Professionals

Current Approved Programme Structure

Total ECTS - 90

Fundamentals of Exercise and Sports Science - 6 ECTS

Applied Psychology in Fitness, Exercise and Health - 6 ECTS

Research Methods in Exercise and Sports Science - 6 ECTS

Exercise Physiology: Applications for Health and Human Performance - 6 ECTS

Principles of Wellness Coaching - 6 ECTS

Exercise Prescription and Therapy for Non-Communicable Diseases - 6 ECTS

Advanced Sport Performance Training Technique - 6 ECTS

Advanced Assessment and Interpretation for Human Performance - 6 ECTS

Planning for Community-Level Interventions - 6 ECTS

Multidisciplinary Work in Exercise and Sports Science - 6 ECTS

Dissertation - 30 ECTS

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International College with

20+ Years of Experience

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution.  Six Institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, MCAST offers 180 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to Master’s degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 8).

MCAST’s relationship with industry stimulates the College’s success – its programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of the students and to the needs of industries which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy. 

Robert Spiteri, 52 yo Pharmacist & Managing Director

The lecturers are very helpful and enthusiastic. It's like they are on a mission to bring out our strengths, help us overcome our weaknesses and guide us towards opportunities in the space of sports.

Denise Cortis, 36 yo Head of HR and triathlete

Most concepts found in Physical Activitiy can be applied in working organisations. For example leadership skills could be matched with coaching, sports physchology could be used for improving performance etc.

Geoffrey Spiteri, 33 yo Store manager/football physical trainer

The content of this program can open the doors to many opportunities in the field of exercise and sport science. As a passionate of sports performance I found the content of this course very interesting and modules such as sport psychology and sport physiology for sure will help me get better in my field.

    Our Lecturers


    Dr Bernice Sant

    Performance, Sport and Exercise Psychologist

    Dr Renzo Kerr-Cumbo

    UEFA Pro Football coach Senior Lecturer II & Coordinator

    Dr Danica Bonello Spiteri

    Self employed sports & exercise medicine specialist, certified running technique specialist

    Benefit from Get Qualified Scheme (up to 70% back)

    Individuals who successfully complete their studies, secure work and pay taxes in Malta are eligible for the Get Qualified Scheme (conditions may apply). Graduates are required to apply for the scheme, which grants graduates up to 70% refund, through tax rebate.

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