Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Exercise and Sport Physiology Master Program is carried out under the Department of Exercise and Sport Physiology, Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences. Exercise and Sport Physiology is one of the main areas of study of Exercise and Sport Sciences which examines acute and chronic responses to physical activity, exercise and sports. In this framework, Exercise and Sport Physiology is a discipline that examines the acute responses of physiological systems and how they adapt to physical activity and exercise, and how they interact with different nutritional strategies and ergogenic aids at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole body level in maintaining a healthy life and improving exercise/sports performance. Master's students can specialize in exercise and sports physiology, exercise biochemistry, and exercise nutrition and metabolism.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


MSc applicants eligible for admission into  the Exercise and Sport Physiology Programme must meet the admission requirements of Hacettepe University, Graduate School of Health Sciences and must be successful in the enterance exam.

  • Have earned a bachelor?s degree from a 4-year university program in Sport Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry and Food Engineering or Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • For applications other than the above, to be a 4-year college or faculty graduate approved by the Academic Board of the Department of Exercise and Sport Physiology.
  • To have at least the minimum Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES-SCIE/EW) or foreign language scores approved by Graduate School of Health Sciences Board and Hacettepe University Senate. (ALES-Foreign Language Scores Table).¬†
  • To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.
  • For candidates who graduated from faculties other than Sports Sciences, take the courses determined by the Academic Board of the Department within the scope of the Scientific Preparation Program defined by Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and successfully complete their exams.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Programme Requirements: The students studying in this program are required:

  • To be succeded in a minimum of 7 courses and a seminar (at least 21 national course credits and 60 ECTS),¬†and to complete a Master Thesis (60 ECTS).¬†
  • To succeed in all the courses with a letter grade of at least C1.
  • To have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.50/4.00 with a minimum of 120 ECTS credits.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


If the content of course previously taken in another institution equivalent to the course offered at Hacettepe University, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the Institute of Health Sciences after the evaluation of the course content. Those who have BS/BA in fields other than Sport Sciences may take a complimentary course.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim is to train graduates who; are aware of the novel and emerging applications of Exercise and Sport Physiology, are able to access, assess and interpret the information, can conduct scientific research, can present the results of their study in a systematic manner in national and international environments, are capable of transmitting the results to the benefit of the society, and are concerned about ethical values in all professional, social and scientific activities. 

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Those who successfuly complete Master of Science Programme specializing in either Exercise Biochemistry, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Metabolism is rewarded Masters Degree in Exercise and Sport Physiology.

Graduates may either continue on their academic studies in national or international universities as PhD candidates or go for a job in private or state foundations where Movement and Sport Science is used or developed.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


MSc program in School of Exercise and Sport Physiology is composed of 4 semesters. Pre-requisites for the courses are provided in the course syllabus in the Programme Information Package. To graduate from this programme student has to get at least 120 ECTS. This credit load includes the credits of Seminar course and Master Thesis which are compulsory.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment methods for each course are defined in the information package prepared by instructors. Information on exams and success criteria can be obtained from Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulations.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements are explained in the section Earned Qualification Requirements and Regulations of this Programme Information Package and in the related article of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exam Regulations.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Do√ß. Dr. Ňěenay AKIN

Telefon : +90 312 297 6890