Human Movement & Sport Sciences : Training and Optimization of Sports Performance (TOSP)
The general objective of the course is to bridge the gap between research in human movement science and sport practice. More specifically, the Master's aims to facilitate the acquisition of basic knowledge and scientific skills in the fields of Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Neuroscience in order to rationalize and improve practices in training, as well as to optimize sports performance. The ultimate objective is the
correct application in the field of sport and the promotion of athletes' health and well-being and the resulting implications for research and development in human movement and sport sciences.
Learning how to apply the advanced technological tools used in these different scientific fields (e.g. fast camera, force platform, connected objects, portable gas analysis, etc.) as well as the analyses associated with the use of these tools (e.g. signals processing, quantitative / qualitative statistics, etc.) and their interpretation contribute to this approach.
The Master's brings together highly renowned scholars, health and sport professionals who work closely together in a theoretical and practical teaching environment to provide students with a unique and relevant approach that puts human movement science into practice and vice versa.
Sport and Exercise scientist
The Masters contains a single track ("sport science for health and performance")
University of Porto (Portugal)
University of Coimbra (Portugal)
University of Waterford (Ireland)
University of Munster (Germany)
Bachelor's degree in human movement sciences (Sport and Exercise Science, STAPS, Kinesiology etc.) or equivalent
Health professionals (e.g. MD, physiotherapists, osteopaths, etc.)
Carry out original research projects in human movement and sport science based on a study of scientific literature
Communicate research results to the scientific community and sports federations.
Evaluate the performance of sedentary people and athletes using field and laboratory testing with the appropriate material, methods and tools commonly used in human movement science.
Optimize athlete performance and implement training methods with advanced multidisciplinary knowledge in human movement science.
Adapt and personalize training to preserve athlete health and well being.