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Private Master’s Degree in High Performance Conditioning. Sport Scientist. Madrid

A unique program to specialise in the lastest trends and technological tools applied to the High Performance Sports conditioning.

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Master in High Performance Sport Highlights

The Master in High Performance Sportis a 9-month long university program aimed at equipping you wil the skills to specialise as a sport scientist or physical performance analyst.Throughout the master, you will deepen your knowledge of the three factors that make a real difference in terms of performance - effective analysis and understanding of data from different areas of sports performance, provide attractive reports through good presentation and selection of inputs to highlight key areas of performance, and maintain good communication skillsto provide clear and efficient reports for coaches and athletes.

Villaviciosa de Odón 60 ECTS
Start: 13 nov. 2023 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
9 months School of Sports Sciences
Private degree Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea

Why study the Master in High Performance in Sports?

Choosing this program you will start your training to become an actualized specialist in High Performance Sports conditioning with the hability to use the last trends and tools to improve professional athletes performance.

This Masteris designed to provide students with specialised knowledge of the most state-of-the-art training methods, the latest trends in sports performance.

A practical methodology underpins the entire programme. In order for students to optimally assimilate new knowledge, we combine teamwork, seminars and individual work at cutting-edge facilities. These include our Sports laboratories with equipment for carrying out functional assessment and training tests.

You shall put theory into practice right from day one to develop the skillset you need to thrive in the sports industry.

Each member of faculty is an active professional who is internationally renowned for working with top-tier sport organisations.

Study at the leading sports sciences research centre in Spain—equipped with a fully updated sports complex—and enjoy the extensive facilities and laboratories at our Human Research Lab, where you can find the latest advances in sports sciences research equipment.

Enjoy exclusive experiences with Real Madrid C.F., the White Week, professional visits and live sporting events.

The international vocation of the School allows it to offer the student a unique and exclusive offer of International field trip that will allow you to discover the most renowned sport entities and facilities worldwide, during these experiences you’ll have the chance to learn hand to hand with their professionals the most succesfull strategies and models in the Sports Industry.

Develop the professional network you need to succeed by networking with our international teaching staff, diverse student body and the leading professionals you’ll meet at numerous events throughout the year.

The School’s academic quality is certified by its 16-year history and 13.000 graduates, most of whom are now successful international professionals in the sports industry.

During the programme you’ll have the chance to share the Campus with students from more than 75 nationalities as 78% of the School’s Students come from other countries our of Spain which Will enrich your experience and learning..

International ambiance

The School offers you a unique international and multicultural ambiance with more than 75 nationalities in our classes and 78% of students coming from abroad.

Study Plan

The world of professional sport has undergone a major transformation in recent years, a process in which it is still immersed, and one that is marked by the arrival of new technologies in the world of sport, and the need for experts who are able to manage, control and master this data, as well as areas of performance such as sleep, recovery, nutrition and travel management. These technologies are constantly changing and evolving, hence the importance of cutting-edge training in these technologies and performance areas. This program responds to the emerging need within the industry to incorporate professionals trained in these technologies, areas and performance improvement techniques into their coaching staff. This programme will therefore make it easier for you to find your point of entry into the sport industry, where you can develop your career as a sport scientist, helping professional athletes to reach their full sporting potential.

  • History and evolution of the professional path
  • Complexity and creativity
  • Hard skills and soft skills
  • Competencies and professional recognition
  • Integration of sports science in sports organizations
  • Real experiences of the Sport Scientist and future trends
  • Genetics, epigenetics and nutrigenomics in sports performance
  • Responses and adaptations to training
  • Planning, periodization and programming of sports training in individual sports
  • Planning, periodization and programming of sports training in team sports
  • Training load quantification and analysis
  • Woman and sports performance
  • Bases of sports nutrition
  • sports supplementation
  • Physiotherapy and massage
  • Recovery and sleep of the athlete
  • Sportsman travel management
  • Other recovery strategies from training and competition: cryotherapy, foam roller, compression
  • What is a laboratory?
  • Evolution of laboratory technology
  • Types of laboratory technology applied in sports training
  • Use and utilities of different laboratory technologies
  • Practice with laboratory technology
  • Future lines of research
  • Field". Definition and structure
  • Field Technology Evolution
  • Types of field technology applied in sports training
  • Use and utilities of different field technologies
  • Practice with field technology
  • Future lines of research
  • Introduction to the different tools for data analysis
  • Creation and management of databases
  • Establishment of KPI's in different sports
  • Filter and selection of relevant data
  • Communication and presentation of information to the coach
  • Communication and presentation of information to the athlete
  • Seminars on team sports and performance
  • How to organize the training week?
  • How to design the party plan?
  • Seminars on individual sports and performance
  • Master class of eminences in the world of sport
  • White week in Valdebebas. Real Madrid CF professionals
  • The cientific method
  • Structure and types of scientific article
  • Search and bibliographic sources
  • Statistic analysis
  • Literature review: Research and design
  • Intervention Study: Research and Design

This program is designed to follow a practical methofdology where students work from day one as if they were already working with professional athletes.

This master degree is specially suitable for the following profiles:

  • Graduates in physical activity and sports sciences.
  • Graduates in education with a specialisation in physical education.
  • Graduates in health sciences with professional experience in professional sports performance management.
  • Coaches in collective and individual sports.
  • Physical trainers and others in coaching roles with professional experience.
  • Experienced professionals in the field of sports training.
  • Professionals with experience in scientific support for sports teams.


Internships are a key part of your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned during your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internship: curricular (which is included as part of your programme) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

The master's syllabus includes a mandatory internship in High Performance training field, as well as a final year project. Students shall receive the guidance of a professor for this project, and they can use the technology available at Universidad Europea. At students’ disposal are state-of-the-art equipment and a sports centre (including weights room, cardio room and functional training room), an athletics track and a football pitch, where they can acquire the experience needed to pursue their profession with the benefit of a higher degreeof training.

Cooperating Entities


This master’s degree responds to a clear need in the sports industry for professionals trained in the area of high-performance sports who are able to use all the new technologies developed for performance improvement, and capable of developing the most appropriate strategies to obtain the best result for their athletes/teams. Undoubtedly a unique opportunity to access a rapidly expanding sector with specialised, up to date training. When you graduate from this programme, you’ll have numerous options for professional career development:

  • Sport Scientist or Physical Performance Analyst
  • Physical Trainer for High Performance Athletes
  • Member of coaching staff of teams/clubs or professional athletes
  • Advisor to elite athletes
  • Teamwork advisor for elite teams
  • Work in high performance sports centres
  • Recruitment to BIG DATA and sports performance companies
  • Developer of apps for high performance
  • Physical Advisor or Trainer for Amateur Athletes
  • Work in fitness centres


High Employability

88% of our students find a job in less than 18 months after graduating.


Professional Agreements

Our School has professional agreements with more than 30 clubs to cooperate in our training programs.


in its field

86% of our graduates works in its studies field.

The next steps to take

Start your future at Universidad Europea
Choosing what to study is one of the most important decisions, so we have a process and an advisory team that will help guide you on this path.


Access test

Start your process by calling +34 911 128 850 or you can make the "application for admission" in the link that you will find below.


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Once admitted you can pay your reservation to guarantee it.



Bring the necessary documentation to formalize your registration.


Admissions application

Candidates shall not be charged, and their place shall not be guaranteed, until the reservation has been formalised. Get in touch with us!

The admissions process for the Real Madrid Graduate School programmes can take place at any time during the year, although enrolment on any graduate programme will depend on the availability of places.

For personalised advice from the Admissions staff, you can go to either of our University campuses—La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón—or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or email: escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es. For calls from outside of Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Admissions staff will set a date for the entrance exams corresponding to the programme students are interested in, as well as for a personal interview with the Programme Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.

The admissions process is free of cost and commitment-free for candidates until their place is formally reserved.

The admissions process consists of the following stages:

  • Personalised advice.
  • Submission of application and documentation for assessment of the candidate's profile.
  • Profile assessment and interview.
  • Confirmation of admission.
  • Formal reservation and enrolment.

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Director of the Master
  • Carlos Revuelta
    Professor at Universidad Europea de Madrid, High Performance Conditioning expert. Physical trainer at High Performance Center in Madrid (CAR Madrid).
Teaching staff
  • Dr Miguel Ángel Gómez Ruano
    Sports Scientist. University Professor and expert in sports performance. Author of numerous scientific papers and PhD theses related to sports performance in various sporting areas.
  • Dr Carlos Lago Peñas
    Sports Scientist. Full professor and expert in sports performance. Author of numerous scientific papers and high impact books for coaches and physical trainers, both in grassroots and performance football.
  • Manuel Fernández
    PhD in molecular and cellular biology, sports scientist at ATHMIRE and researcher.
  • Josu Gómez Ezeiza
    PhD in sports science. Sport Management Assistant of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation. Researcher, collaborator and trainer of athletes and elite teams around the world.
  • Dr. Carlos Balsalobre
    PhD in Sports Science. Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Researcher in Sports Training, advisor to elite athletes and app developer.
  • Noelia Bonfanti
    Teacher at different Spanish Universities for over ten years in the field of body composition and sports nutrition. Anthropometrist ISAK level 3; professional of worldwide prestige in the field of sports nutrition.
  • Dr. Juan Del Coso
    PhD in Sports Science. Expert in Sports Physiology. Member of the Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte and Assistant Professor at the URJC.
  • Dr Pedro Jiménez Reyes
    Professor at the King Juan Carlos University. Researcher in Sports Training and an international point of reference in F-V Profiling.

Academic quality

Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert Certification and the Madrid Excellence award.

In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility. Get more information here:


Frequently Asked Questions

High performance sports are related to the world of training at the highest level. Th ye involve being able to ensure that an athlete can give their best possible performance in competitions at the highest level. Not everyone is ready for high performance, as it requires a very specific commitment and strategy. It is not easy to conduct a comprehensive analysis and design a plan aimed at achieving the best possible level of performance, which means that this is a very specialised area requiring the intervention of trained professionals.

All the specific, basic principles of sports training, including the physical, nutritional and psychological as well as technological support. Knowledge not only of the tangible aspects of training, but also of control, quantification and management, as well as the development of support technologies, should be dealt with in a master’s degree with these characteristics.

Specialisation in the sector is fundamental. It is essential to have the necessary knowledge and resources to be able to deal with the demanding world of high performance. This knowledge is provided by specific courses in high performance sports, where leading professionals in the sector train students in specific and fundamental skills.

The Universidad Europea de Madrid offers postgraduate programmes linked to High performance sports (both campus based and online) which offers great possibilities for students, as it adapts to the capabilities and needs of each individual student.