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

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Modern sports are under constant development, with factors that promote performance, leadership development, injury prevention and new training methods playing a key role. This development has increased the need for research-supported expertise. This programme gives you the opportunity to work effectively within elite sport and/or progress onto further postgraduate studies in Sports science.

The programme is delivered part-time at an advanced level and focuses on performance analysis, sports physiology, elite training and coaching/leadership in the field of Sports science. The program gives students the opportunity to develop and use their practical and theoretical knowledge to better handle complex situations in sport, including at the elite level. The programme incorporates a number of key components which relate to the complex operations of national and international elite organizations, as well as scientific theory and methods and an independent research project. The theoretical components will be delivered online, but with complimentary on-campus meetings/seminars in Östersund. The programme is run in collaboration between the Health Science Department (Sports Science programme) and the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (SWRC). Furthermore, some aspects of the programme may take place in various facilities, such as the SWRC, Östersund´s National Ski Stadium and Åre National Arena.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree with at least 180 credits, including a degree project of at least 15 credits, or an equivalent foreign degree in sports science, teacher training in sports and health, physical therapy, medicine, biology or equivalent. English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)
Magisterexamen med huvudområdet idrottsvetenskap
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Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Sport Science