The Three-year Degree Course in Sport Sciences online aims to provide students with knowledge and skills suitable for managing and evaluating individual and group activities of a compensatory, adaptable, educational, recreational and competitive nature.
This course includes a first academic year aimed at the acquisition of anatomical, biochemical and physiological knowledge in order to understand basically how the human body works in motion.
The second academic year is, focused on the teaching of motor and sports activities, as well as the knowledge of sport sciences and its connections with health.
The third academic year is aimed at acquiring knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of training and the functional and nutritional assessment of the athlete and the subject trained, or of the motor and sport activities in free time, the environmental quality and safety in sports facilities, of orthopaedics and traumatology of sport and movement, and all the legal and economic foundations of the structure of sports organizations.
A graduate must basically be trained with strong competences in the field of assessment, management and the administration of physical activity concerning biological, medical and psycho-pedagogical skills.
While representing an important part of the cultural baggage of the graduate in physical education, medico-clinical skills should however not misrepresent the nature of the professional that does not have diagnostic-prescriptive skills, but rather a physical aptitude for planning and administration of the appropriate quantity, intensity and duration of the physical-motor activity for the purpose of maintaining and improving human health.
The course is structured to render the graduate independent in the application of training techniques that take into account different features of the subject: from the biomedical to psycho-pedagogical and communication technique.
In order to achieve these results, solid biomedical skills and other skills related to different areas (the weight of which is linked to the inter-faculty setting of the degree course), are of fundamental importance as a solid base of technical training subjects in order to characterise the graduate as well as a technical person who is able to evaluate, plan, prescribe and manage the most suitable physical exercise for the subject.
This perspective has led to the current set-up that is thus balanced between the M-EDF and biomedical and medical-clinical sectors, through a study course aimed at the training of a specialised professional in the fields of maintenance and improvement of human health.
Graduands will acquire skills related to the understanding and management of educational activities having adaptability, recreational; or a sports nature, addressing such in the development, maintenance and recovery of motor skills and the psychophysical well-being related to them, also with a preventive function, in order to:
- be able to effectively use, both in written and oral form, at least one language of the European Union, in addition to Italian, for the exchange of general information;
- achieve adequate skills and tools for communication and information;
- be able to work in a group, to work independently and to rapidly adapt to the workplace.
For the purposes stated above, the curriculum of this degree course:
- includes lessons and activities from the biomedical, psycho-pedagogical and organisational fields both in their basic aspects and through disciplines set in relation to the specific objectives of the course;
- is further characterised by the teachings directly related to motor and sports activities;
- provides, in relation to specific objectives, the in-depth study of some courses and activities as stated, as well as internships with sports facilities and organisations, companies, public administration structures and laboratories; including study stays at other Italian and foreign universities, also in the framework of international agreements.
The University has signed agreements with associations and companies for physical training and practical technical activities. Relations with CONI are in progress for developing traineeships and internships. In addition, the University has signed agreements with affiliated institutions for research and activities in the medico-scientific areas and with a leading medico-scientific hospital and research group such as NEUROMED. The agreements have been signed in order to support the university in the activities related to highly specialised laboratories, IT and technological systems, personalised study places, traineeships and internships.
Bio health Specialisation
The objective is to train professionals with an adequate mastery of general and specific methods and contents, and the ability to understand and manage technological innovation, by adapting to the scientific and methodological evolution related to the wide field of motor activities, potentially performed by subjects belonging to different age groups and with particular physio pathological conditions.
The main career opportunities provided by the degree courses consist of professional activities in the motor and sports field, both in public and private structures, in sports organisations and social associations, with particular reference to:
- management and evaluation of individual and group motor activities of a compensatory, adaptable, educational, recreational and sports nature aimed at maintaining psycho-physical well-being through the promotion of active lifestyles;
- management and evaluation of individual and group fitness activities.
The course provides training for the professions of:
- Instructors of non-competitive sports;
- Organisers of events and sports facilities;
- Sports observers;
- Coaches and sports personnel.
Graduates in Sports sciences who have chosen the bio-sanitary address will be able to enter the job market with the following professional profiles:
- operators in education for the prevention of conditions that constitute health risks, such as sedentary lifestyle, overweight, obesity;
- organisers of physical, sports and leisure activities, in the various age groups (youth, adults, the elderly);
- trainers with expertise in planning and managing personalised training programmes;
- technical-sports educators for activities aimed at achieving and maintaining physical and psychophysical efficiency;
- technical-sports educators in the management of motor and sports activities strengthened and enhanced by the use of specific equipment (fitness - wellness);
- personal trainer, group trainer;
- operators in sports communication and information management;
- consultants of companies and sports organisations, managers, gym managers, and public and private sports centres;
- sport facilities consultants in the area.
Knowledge and skills required for enrolment
To be admitted to the Degree Course a high school diploma or other qualification awarded abroad, and which is officially recognized, is required. Twelve (12) years of schooling with a basic knowledge acquired through secondary education level is also required.
The verification of the basic knowledge will be certified according to the methods stated in the Academic Regulations of the course.