Exercise Science for Healthy Life

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
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 course is designed to train specialists in motor activity targeted at the promotion, control, prevention and maintenance of appropriate active lifestyles which promote the functional development of both healthy individuals and those suffering from chronic diseases. Graduates in Exercise Science for Healthy Life are also trained to engage in the maintenance of fitness levels post-injury and in rehabilitation programmes for the complete recovery of physical fitness.

In particular, graduates are qualified to engage in fitness activities with both healthy individuals and those with functional limitations, in the different stages of childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age, through technical, methodological and organisational competences.

On the strength of their technical, didactic and scientific competences in the design, planning and control of physical activities of a recreational, educational and sporting nature, in both public and private facilities, graduates are qualified to assist healthcare staff and to work independently in the field of preventive and protective healthcare.

Graduates can engage in the following professional occupations:

  • fitness;
  • motor activities suitable for various age ranges;
  • motility for the elderly;
  • movement as a way of handling chronic diseases connected with sedentary and inactive lifestyles;
  • motor activity for the recovery of functionality following hypoactivity, also as a result of traumas or illness;
  • motor activity and sports for disabled persons.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.

To be admitted, students must be in possession of a medical certificate for competitive sports. Candidates who do not do sports must present the following certificate, in accordance with Italian law: “Certificato di idoneità alla pratica sportiva: certificazione rilasciata ad atleta non avente la qualifica di agonista, ex art. 4 D.M. 24/04/2013, per il quale sono stati eseguiti tutti gli accertamenti diagnostici previsti dallo stesso decreto ministeriale” (“Certificate of eligibility for sporting activities: certification issued to an athlete who does not have the status of an agonist, 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”). In any case, the adequacy of the candidates’ preparation will be verified through an interview, in order to evaluate the basic knowledge of Anatomy of the apparatus, Cardiorespiratory neuromuscular and Exercise physiology.

Within the European Erasmus+ programme, students enrolled on the Master's degree programme in Exercise Science for Healthy Life can receive part of their training in one of nine partner universities in Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Norway and Poland. Those who wish to spend a period of study abroad will have two to twelve months available per study cycle.

Please note that some Universities may request a language certificate as a selection prerequisite.

During the period abroad, you will have the opportunity to attend classes pertaining to your own curriculum as well as optional courses linked to the geographical area of the partner University (sea water sports, sailing, winter sports, mountain sports).

As an alternative, you can join an Erasmus+ research programme, actively participating in research projects and collecting material that you could use for your final thesis. Moreover, you could spend your traineeship hours at centres affiliated with the host university, further enriching your experience.

The exams passed and the corresponding credits earned abroad will be converted according to the ECTS / CFU conversion tables, in compliance with the regulations in force in the host university country, and integrated into your study plan.

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 60 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
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
Rhythmic sensory stimulation and human theory 6 42 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
Welfare related to exercise and sport 8 48 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 in funzione delle scelte espresse dagli studenti.
Di seguito si elencano i possibili insegnamenti che verranno attivati nell'a.a 2020/2021:
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
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
Rhythmic sensory stimulation and human theory 6 42 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
Welfare related to exercise and sport 8 48 Italian First semester M-EDF/02
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Internship tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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Scholarships and benefits

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