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

General

Program Description

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 program gives you the opportunity to work effectively with the elite sport and/or progress onto further postgraduate studies in sports science.

The program 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 program 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 program is run in collaboration between the Health Science Department (Sports Science program) and the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (SWRC). Furthermore, some aspects of the program 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 translated into Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Sport Science

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Mid Sweden University Geographically, Mid Sweden University is located in the middle of Sweden, right at the heart of Northern Europe. It is a young university, but its roots go back more than 150 ye ... Read More

Mid Sweden University Geographically, Mid Sweden University is located in the middle of Sweden, right at the heart of Northern Europe. It is a young university, but its roots go back more than 150 years. As early as in 1842, in the same year as the elementary school was established in Sweden, the decision was taken to place a teachers’ education college in Härnösand. Teacher’s education is still highly values at Mid Sweden University and today, Mid Sweden University has two campuses, Sundsvall and Östersund, with approximately 15 000 students. Around 50 percent are campus students, while the rest engage in distance studies via net based courses and programmes. Every year students from all over the world come to study at Mid Sweden University, and we firmly believe that the international element of any education is a measurement of quality. We have partnerships with a number of universities around the world for the exchange of students and staff. We offer courses for international students at all two campuses. Read less
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