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General INFO

This is a 2-year program, in Sport and Exercise Psychology, taught completely in English,  at the School of Physical Education & Sport Science / University of Thessaly, at Trikala city/Greece . 

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The Aim of the Program

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 behavior 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 behavior, 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.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Sport Science, Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Science or another relevant field
Proof of English language proficiency

Language of the program


You can prove your English  
language skills either  with a previous degree completed fully in  
English in an English-speaking country (USA, Canada, New Zealand,  
Australia, Great Britain or Ireland) or with one of the following  
language tests:

*  TOEFL<> (Test of English as a Foreign Language)  
minimum score of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based).
*  IELTS<> (Academic) minimum score of 6.5
*  PTE<> (Academic) minimum score of 59
CAE<> or CPE<> with grade A, B or C

Duration of Study

The duration of study is 2 years (120 ECTS)

 Tuition fees

The total amount of tuition fees is 3,500 €.  
Payment shall be made in equal installments at the beginning of each semester. For more information about the payment method, please contact the Secretariat of the program.


 Best 2 students every academic year: Return of Fees!


The program runs as follows:
(a) for the first semester classes run on a weekly basis, from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon, and
(b) for the second and the third semesters classes run on a four 3-day blocks schedule.
The fourth semester is devoted to completion of Master Thesis.

To complete the course and obtain the MSc Degree students are required to successfully attend at least nine courses and four seminars, and to complete a Master Thesis and the Practicum.

The Master Program accepts a maximum of 15 students per year. 
The exact number of students for each year is decided by the Teaching Staff General Assembly. 

Foreign students holding scholarship are accepted in addition pending on the decision of the Teaching Staff General Assembly. The tuition fees are determined by the Teaching Staff General Assembly for each academic year.

In addition to the teaching, staff of the University of Thessaly, professors from European Universities  and distinguished scholars from all over the world are invited to teach.

Double Degree

The University of Thessaly will award double degree in collaboration with the University of Jyvaskyla, to students who will complete successfully a minimum of 30 ECTS (one semester) at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

 Study Guide

Please Download the study guide

Applied Practice (Practicum)

The applied practice takes place under the guidance of an accredited sport psychologist on issues concerning exercise behaviours, health behaviours, sport performance, rehabilitation, and school physical education.

To begin their applied practice students should have completed the relevant seminars aiming at developing their applied skill. The seminars run over the first 2 semesters. The applied practice can commence at the 3rd semester. Students are responsible for ensuring a place and participants for their applied practice. The combination of applied practice, modules, seminars and research required by the MSc program covers a significant part of the accreditation criteria set by The Hellenic Society of Sport Psychology, for Accredited Sport Psychologists.

Plans to run the 2017 "Intensive Master Course in sport & exercise psychology", 
after the experience and enthusiastic comments
that we gathered in the 2016 Intensive Course: CLICK HERE

For further information regarding the application procedures please contact us:

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tel +3024310 47044, +30 24310 47019
Postgraduate Program of Studies
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
University of Thessaly
42100, Trikala

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