Masters Degree in Sports Science - Performance Optimisation with a Focus on Elite Sport, 60 credits

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A warm welcome to Masters Programme in Sports Science (one year) - Performance Optimization with a Focus on Elite Sport, 60 credits and as a student at Mid Sweden University.

Curriculum: Masters Programme in Sports Science (one year) - Performance Optimization with a Focus on Elite Sport, 60 credits

Code: VIDVA Application code: N4M53
Campus: Östersund Study form: Distance education Study pace: 50%
Start: Autumn 2019

Four weeks before the beginning of the course you will get access to your schedule Please note that the timetable may be updated until the beginning of the course and even after that if something unforeseen happens.

Before you can begin your studies, there are three things you need to do
1. Get a login for the student portal (Swedish: Studentportalen)
If you are an international student and admitted to a campus-based program, you will receive your User ID upon arrival at Mid Sweden University. All international students who are admitted to a distance education program, will receive their User ID by email approximately one week before course start.

This is your most important tool during your studies at Mid Sweden University. Here, you will find information about courses, study material etc. This is also where you register for each course. All of this can be found at

Please note:
If you have studied at Mid Sweden University before, you will keep the same student login and user id.

2. Read through the current course syllabus
In the course syllabus, there is information about the course literature and other important things about the course for both teachers and students.

3. Register for the course
You must register for all of the courses you want to take during the semester. You can register no earlier than two working days before the beginning of the course. It is important that you register for each course.

Programme information
The program consists of four taught courses (each running for 10 weeks) in the first year and an independent research project during the second year. Each taught course has one compulsory on-campus meeting in Östersund, and in addition there are three compulsory campus meetings required for completion of the Master Degree Project.

The dates for the first meeting has been released and will be held on the following dates in the autumn term 2019:
Testing Methods and Performance Analysis: 15th October 10:00 to 17th October 12:00

Dates for the other campus meetings will be released approximately two months in advance but in previous years have been organised as follows:
Exercise Physiology AV - late Nov/early Dec
Coaching and Leadership - February/March
Training Sciences - late May/early June.

Please note that some courses involve collection and handling of human blood samples. Therefore, it is our recommendation that all students who enroll on the program are vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Student information
You will find information about our campuses, registration, accommodation, checklist for new students and routines for examination and more on our webpage (Swedish) or (English).

If you do not want to attend this course/program you have been admitted to,
please visit the link below for information about how to decline to your offer

The Library
In order to borrow at Mid Sweden University you need a library account. You get a library account when you activate your student portal login, register to a course and approve of the library lending rules. It takes about an hour after your activation before the library account is made. Use your student portal login to borrow and reserve books and to access the services of the library from home. You will find further information here:

Contact us
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone, +46 (0)10-142 80 00 Monday through friday, 08.00-16.00.

On behalf of the other teachers, we look forward to meeting you during our studies with us.

Best regards
Mid Sweden University

Helen Hanstock
Helen Hanstock
Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
Program Leader