Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology

Master of Health Care and Social Services

Are you passionate about optimizing, enhancing, and testing the performance of athletes and active exercisers?

Do you need more knowledge in your work regarding the prevention of sports injuries and how to consider injury-related limitations in the planning and implementation of training? How to promote recovery from sports performances or how to address the psychological challenges of athletes and active individuals.

Next application periods!

Joint application 8th – 22nd of Janyary 2025.

Tuition fees & scholarshpis

Master’s degrees 13 500 euros / academic year for students from outside the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland

Part-time studies


Starting places: 30 Length of education: 2,5-3 years Upcoming application periods: 8.1.-22.1.2025

Degree titles

  • Master of Health Care and Social Services

Deepen and broaden your expertise in sports medicine and exercise physiology

The aim of the Master’s degree program in sports medicine and exercise physiology is to deepen the student’s theoretical and practical skills to work as part of an expert team in the fields of sports, coaching, and rehabilitation.

The core contents of the education are built on the deepening and broadening of strong expertise in the research and development of sports medicine and exercise physiology.

Research and treatment methods, as well as testing, measurement, and evaluation skills in exercise physiology, are deepened in the treatment of sports injuries and common health problems using exercise technology innovations.

Master School is a learning community for Master’s degree students at Xamk.

  • Sports medicine  
  • Exercise physiology 
  • Sports Injuries  
  • Athletes 

Study contents

Information about the study contents will be updated on this page in the fall of 2024.

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Implementation of studies

Information about the implementation of studies will be updated on this page in the fall of 2024.

Development-oriented approach to work  

Xamk has strong partnership relationships with the private, public and third sector. In terms of studies and practical training, privately owned companies, particularly in Kymenlaakso region, are considered the most important partners, but Xamk also cooperates with public sector organizations and constantly aims to expand its network of cooperation. 

The degree programme is multidisciplinary, providing you with the opportunity to meet professionals from various fields during your studies. Together with your teachers, they aim to encourage critical thinking and improve your argumentation skills. As a result, you do not only gain new perspectives to your own field, but also contribute to the development of other fields.  

The networks created with experts during the studies are also a considerable advantage for you after graduation. This is something that students graduating from Xamk Master School consider one of the most important aspects of the education.  

The Master’s programme at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk, offers an authentically international study environment with students and staff members coming from over 30 countries. 

At Master School, you learn to retrieve and process field-specific research data and apply it to your own work. Learning is research-based, development-oriented and aimed at promoting innovation.  

You can also carry out research work and other assignments as part of Xamk’s research, development and innovation (RDI) projects.  

RDI specialists are an essential part of Xamk Master School, building bridges with the world of work. Among Finnish universities of applied sciences, Xamk stands out as the largest in the field of RDI activities. The total number of ongoing projects per year is nearly 300.  

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Master School is a learning community for Master’s degree students at Xamk. It provides you with the opportunity to build the career path of your choice and expand your professional network.

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