Sports Science and physical activities

Program description and purpose

The main aim of the program consists in allowing young students experience a interdisciplinary methodological approach, in order to examine physical therapy as a fundamental tool to reach and maintain an optimal state of health.

The PhD

The methodology carried on in the program can be applied to sports performance or to support and preserve the health of people with a health condition in order to favour a safe and active aging and to promote a healthy lifestyle.


A section of the program is focused on the value of sports activity as a pedagogic tool and on the research to find proper training methodologies aimed to be implemented by sports professionals and make them able to work on the subject components of the human body, the body movement and the sports activity.


The PhD students will enhance competence and knowledge in activities such as motion caption, fitness evaluation, work out and medical therapy outcomes evaluation, by the use of the most cutting-edge technological, clinic and biotechnological tools. Moreover, they will learn specific educational protocols promoting inclusion and aimed to overcome situations of distress through sports and physical activities.

Duration: 3 years
Subjects: Methods and didactics of motor activities, Methods and didactics of sports activities, Biochemistry, Biology, General Pathology, Neurology, Diagnostics for Images, General and Specialist Pediatrics, General and Applied Hygiene, Philosophy of Education.

Professional prospects

There is a wide range of professional prospects in the sports science context, the title of doctor in Sports Sciences will not only marketable in the educational sector but also in the field of physiopathology of movement, of physical activity for the preservation of well-being and the prevention of a large number of pathologies included cancer.

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Moreover, research doctors will be able to find employment in the third sector, for the promotion of individual and collective wellness.


They will have the chance to enter the job market in contexts such as gyms, organizations, public centers engaged in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and in the treatment and prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases.


They will also join the scientific research sector and take part in teams of professionals 

who work for the prevention and the management of high social impact diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cerebral and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, thanks to the acquisition of competence, knowledge and the essential skills to help people have and maintain a good state of health.


Program Directors

Prof.ssa CUNTI Antonia



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