Degree to be achieved: Master`s Degree in Health and Sports Sciences
Duration of studies: 2 years
Type of studies: Full time
Amount of credits: 80 credit points or 120 ECTS
European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level: Level 7
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level: Level 7
Language of instruction: English
Accreditation: the program is accredited until 02.02.2029.

Tuition fee 
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members; Long Term Resident EU - 2700 EUR per Year
Other сountry citizens - 4600 EUR per Year

Aim of the study program - to provide students with the opportunity to study, analyze and develop the beneficial aspects of sport and physical activity - physical, mental, emotional and social, which improve the health and quality of life for all individuals, from children and young people to seniors, from patients with serious pathologies to professional high achievements, sports athletes, thus contributing to the growth of the intellectual potential of academically educated specialists, and promoting research-based interdisciplinary knowledge transfer to the themes of contemporary sports science.
Tasks of the study program:
1. To prepare students for academic careers in sports and exercise  research centres, in the health education, public health and health management institutions, sports agencies and associations, sports federations, sports medicine centres, medical rehabilitation centres, sports universities.
2.  To provide graduates with the academic experience necessary for their further Professional activities in research institutions and  the development of business.
To ensure the continuity of the development of sports science by providing graduates with prior knowledge for imatriculation in sports science, natural sciences, social sciences or other related doctoral study programs. 

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in sports and exercise science and sports medicine research and medical centres, in the health education, public health and health management institutions; sport agencies and associations; sports federations; sports medical rehabilitation centres; sports universities. As qualified specialists, to work in cooperation with experts in other fields: food technologists (creation of new functional food products), with engineers (new measuring devices) with specialists in computing science (acquired sensors, computer programmes, training methods, including load modeling and simulation devices, virtual reality), etc.

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ERASMUS+ exchange possibilities

UL full-time students, regardless of their citizenship, have the opportunity to apply for the ERASMUS + exchange program for studies or/and traineeship.  

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ERASMUS + study mobility 
ERASMUS + traineeship moblity  

Admission requirements

  • Academic Bachelor in Natural Sciences, Computer Science or Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, as well as equivalent higher education;
  • Academic or professional Bachelor’s degree in sports science or sports pedagogy; Professional medical doctor degree or Bachelor's degree in health care
  • The average grade in study courses must be 60% of the maximum. 
  • English language proficiency.

Enrollment criteria
Entrance examinations will consist of Oral Interviews during which the applicant's motivation, previous achievements are tested

As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview. 

Autumn Intake (application start: 02 Jan 2024; studies start in Sept 2024)



Contact person for more information

Faculty of Biology, Riga, Jelgavas Str. 1

Tel. +371 67033920 

Director of the Programme: Līga Plakane,


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