Exercise Science for Healthy Life

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Master programme
A.Y. 2021/2022
LM-67 - Sport science for prevention and rehabilitation
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The Master degree in "Exercise Sciences for Wellness" aims at training graduated specialists in exercise sciences to promote, conduct, prevent, maintain an active lifestyle suitable to evolutionary development and functional either to healthy people or to people affected by chronic diseases.
Professional outcomes of a master graduate in "Exercise Sciences for Wellness" (being in possession of technical, didactic and scientific competences adequate to ideation, planning and conduction of recreational, educational or sports activity in public and/or private organizations) will be represented by the possibility to assist health personnel, or acting indipendently, in the fields of prevention and health protection.
Professional activities of these graduates will be:
- fitness and physical activities adapted to people of different ages;
- effiency of the motor function in elderly;
- exercise to counteract chronic diseases related to sedentarity, poor- or non active lifestyles;
- physical activity to improve and recover lost function after an acute event (even hypo-activity), illness or injury that has caused functional limitations;
- sports and physical activities for disabled persons.

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Requirements and admission criteria

In order to be admitted to the Master Programme in “Exercise Science for Healthy Life”, candidates should be holding:

  • a Bachelor degree (three-year degree) belonging to the classes of first degree L-33 (i.e. “Economics”) or L-22 (i.e. “Exercise Sciences, Sports and Health Sciences”). Such degrees should be held or obtained by December 31, 2021.
  • in-depth knowledge of subjects like Anatomy of Human Body, Neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory exercise-physiology.
  • a medical certificate including a basal and stress ECG test; a urine sample examination; a spirometry test. The official medical certificate will state: “Certificato di idoneità all’attivita sportiva agonistica" [i.e. "certificate of eligibility for competitive sports"] or "Certificato di idoneità alla pratica sportiva di particolare ed elevato impegno cardiovascolare, ex art. 4 D.M. 24/04/2013”  [i.e. "certificate of eligibility for sports activity under high cardiovascular effort circumstances, pursuant to art. 4 of the Ministerial decree 24/04/2013" for which all the diagnostic tests required by the same decree have been carried out]. These certificates must be signed out and stamped by the Italian sports physicians/doctors with their official regional registration number.

Such a medical certificate - valid and in compliance with regulations - can be uploaded upon registration for the admission tests. Documents not compliant with the above regulations will not be accepted.

The last chance for providing such a certificate will be upon enrolment, once students have passed admission tests and are therefore considered eligible.

How to apply

This Master degree programme is an open-admission programme, following a mandatory and selective interview. During interviews, basic knowledge on Anatomy of Human Body, Neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory exercise-physiology will be assessed.

Ineligible students are not admitted to actual enrolment.

Interviews will be held on September 16-17, 2021. The schedule and timetables of interviews will be noticed at https://sport.cdl.unimi.it/it upon closure of the registration for the admissions.

Applications must be submitted to:

https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/corsi-magistrali-biennali/magistrali-ad-accesso-libero

by the deadline and in the ways set out in the selection notice.

Compulsory attendance

Attendance is mandatory for all courses. To be admitted to each course final exam, students must have attended 70% minimum of the planned hours per course/programme.

Within the Erasmus+ project, the School of Sport Sciences offers to its master's students in Sport Sciences of physical activity for fitness to spend part of their time for academic formation by one among nine prestigious European partner universities localised in Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Norway, Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Erasmus students will have from 2 to a maximum of 12 month each cycle for their Erasmus formation. Remarkably, some University require a certificate demonstrating the level of student's language competence, which is compulsory for admission. During Erasmus, students will have the possibility to attend courses included in their academic curriculum and integrate their formation with alternative and optional courses that are typical of the University geographical contest (e.g. water-base sport, diving, sailing, trekking, skiing ). Alternatively, students could choose for a research-oriented experience and being actively involved in research programs useful for their thesis preparation. They could also have the possibility to perform their external training in centres agreed upon the partner University. Once back to the University of Milan, the passed exams and their relative credits will be integrated in the students' study plan, after ECTS/CFU conversion.

Mandatory for at least 70% of lessons

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION AND DESIGN FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLES lifestyles 12 72 Italian M-PED/01 M-PSI/06 SPS/08
Physiopathology and medical techniques applied to adapted physical activity 11 72 Italian MED/09 MED/33 MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biological basis of wellness 9 54 Italian BIO/10 BIO/12 MED/13
Exercise physiology and nutrition related to wellness 9 60 Italian BIO/09 MED/49
Physical activity monitoring assessment 9 57 Italian ING-INF/06 M-EDF/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analytic methods for genes and enviroment interactions on physical exercise metabolism 6 42 Italian MED/46 MED/50
Physical exercise in water 6 36 Italian M-EDF/01 M-EDF/02
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Corrective approch to the back-thoracic and lumbar pain 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Course in sports video editing 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Digital strategy for sports 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Neurologia dello sport 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Physical training and conditioning the paralympic athlete 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Respiratory training and functional postures for technical sports skills 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
Social media marketing for sports 8 48 Italian M-EDF/02
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ageing and physical exercise: theory, technique, didactics and organization 9 72 Italian M-EDF/02
Optional
Functional recovery for athletic performance in sport 4 24 Italian M-EDF/02
Injury prevention and functional rehabilitation in sport 4 24 Italian M-EDF/02
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training/stages 20 0 Italian
GRADUATION THESIS Graduation thesis 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente dovrà scegliere 8 crediti da conseguire tra gli insegnamenti che verranno proposti dalla Scuola oppure tra gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Università degli Studi di Milano.
Gli insegnamenti proposti dalla Scuola vengono attivati o meno in funzione delle scelte espresse dagli studenti al 1° anno di corso.
Per i dettagli relativi alla modalità delle scelte e all'attivazione degli insegnamenti si rimanda al paragrafo "Presentazione del piano studi".
Di seguito si elencano gli insegnamenti proposti per l'a.a 2021/2022:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Corrective approch to the back-thoracic and lumbar pain 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Course in sports video editing 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Digital strategy for sports 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Neurologia dello sport 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Physical training and conditioning the paralympic athlete 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Respiratory training and functional postures for technical sports skills 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Social media marketing for sports 8 48 Italian year M-EDF/02
Functional recovery for athletic performance in sport 4 24 Italian First semester M-EDF/02
Injury prevention and functional rehabilitation in sport 4 24 Italian First semester M-EDF/02
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Internship tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
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