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Master’s Degree in Sports Training & NutritionMadrid

A unique programme in Spain that prepares you to provide a comprehensive training service for professional and amateur athletes alike.

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This programme is designed to provide students with specialised knowledge of state of-the-art training methods, trends in sports nutrition and aids for improving sports performance.

Villaviciosa de Odón 60 ECTS
Start: 22 oct. 2022 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
10 Months School of Sports Sciences
Official degree Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea

Why study the Master’s in Sports Training and Nutrition?

Choose the only official Sports Training and Nutrition programme in Spain, a unique experience that immerses you in practical application from day one. You’ll learn from an internationally renowned teaching staff and take advantage of exclusive professional opportunities.

The Master’s in Sports Training and Nutrition is designed to provide students with specialised knowledge of the most state-of-the-art training methods, the latest trends in sports nutrition, and natural ergogenic aids for improving 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 physiological laboratories with equipment for carrying out functional assessment and training tests, and a training lab equipped for strength measurement.

The faculty is composed of professionals from sports training, sports nutrition and medical fields. Each member of faculty is an active professional who is internationally renowned for working with top-tier sport organisations.

You shall put theory into practice right from day one to develop the skillset you need to thrive in the sports industry. What’s more, all of our students get the chance to carry out professional internships at world-class sports institutions.

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.

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

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.

The School’s academic quality is certified by its 14-year history and 11,000 graduates, most of whom are now successful international professionals in the sports industry.


More than 30 agreements

with top-tier companies and sports organisations such as federations, clubs and high-performance centres.


Of students

enjoy unique professional internships in world-class companies and sports organisations completing projects that are related to their professional goals.


Key professional profiles

make up our top-class faculty, composed of sports trainers, sports nutritionists and medical professors.

Acreditacion SISCAL

Accreditations and Recognitions

Institutional Accreditation SISCAL madri+d

In 2020, the School of Sports Sciences was certified for the implementation of the IQAS under the SISCAL model and with the institutional accreditation for this centre.

High Quality Facilities

In order for you to get the most out of our innovative academic model, Universidad Europea offers a range of labs equipped with the most advanced and innovative technologies.

HPR Lab Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Human Performance Research Lab (HPRLab)

A state-of-the-art space for learning and research.

Ciudad deportiva Real Madrid

Campus of Alcobendas

Real Madrid City

The best Training Ground in the world

Instalaciones Club Deportivo Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Sports Centre

The best and most complete sports facilities and with an experienced team of qualified professionals.

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Campus of Alcobendas

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, a Football History Monument

International atmosphere

Discover the experiences of other international students

The School is made up of more than 70% international students from over 50 different countries worldwide.

ComillasA postgraduate qualification is essential to stand out in the current job market. Ambitious young professionals shall stand out even further thanks to this master’s links with the Universidad Europea - Real Madrid Graduate School.

Jorge Pérez

Master's in Sports Training and Nutrition Alumnus

Study plan

The objective of this master’s comprehensive training programme is to prepare you to:

  • Schedule training plans in the short, medium and long term in different contexts.
  • Manage devices for analysis of human movement and training control.
  • Plan diets and natural supplementation.
  • Conduct performance and body composition assessments.
  • Carry out research and conduct scientific enquiries.
  • You shall acquire specialised knowledge about the most avant-garde training methods, the latest trends in sports nutrition and natural ergogenic aids to improve sports performance. In addition, you’ll be able to train as a researcher by accessing the PhD in Physical Activity and Sports, certified by ANECA, at Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • You shall experience a practical work methodology that combines teamwork, attendance at seminars and individual work on campus facilities equipped with the most advanced technology.
  • You shall complete a master’s thesis on an area related to research or the professional field of your choosing.

Methodologies are extremely diverse and depend on the module and professor. Some of the methodologies you shall come across include:

  • The Case Method
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Project Based Learning
  • Masterclasses
  • Simulation Environments
  • Learning Based on Workshops/Laboratory Lessons

Offered in the current academic course.

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Year of implementation of the Degree: 2009 - 2010

100 places

We have collaborations (not agreements) with research projects at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Valladolid, Camilo José Cela University, Public University of Navarra, University of the Basque Country, University of Castilla–La Mancha, Francisco de Vitoria University and University of Valencia.

Basic competencies
  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ​​study
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • That students know how to communicate their conclusions –and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them- to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • That students possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
Cross-disciplinary competencies
  • Autonomous Learning: Ability to choose the strategies, tools and moments that you consider most effective to learn and put into practice independently what you have learned.
  • Self-confidence: Ability to assess our own results, performance and capabilities with the internal conviction that we are capable of doing things and the challenges that arise.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to practice, to use the knowledge acquired in the academic field in situations as similar as possible to the reality of the profession for which they are being trained.
  • Oral communication / written communication: ability to transmit and receive data, ideas, opinions and attitudes to achieve understanding and action, being oral that which is done through words and gestures and, in writing, through writing and / or graphic supports.
  • Information management: Ability to search, select, analyze and integrate information from various sources.
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships: Ability to interact positively with other people by verbal and non-verbal means, through assertive communication, understood by this, the ability to express or transmit what you want, what you think or feel without bothering, attacking or hurting the feelings of the other person.
  • Responsibility: Ability to fulfill the commitments that the person reaches with himself and with others when carrying out a task and trying to achieve a set of objectives within the learning process. Existing capacity in every subject to recognise and accept the consequences of a freely performed act.
  • Decision making: Ability to make a choice between the alternatives or existing ways to effectively solve different situations or problems.
  • Teamwork: Ability to integrate and actively collaborate with other people, areas and / or organizations to achieve common objectives.
  • Use of information and communication technologies (ICT): Ability to effectively use information and communication technologies as a tool for searching, processing and storing information, as well as for developing communication skills.
Specific competencies
  • Know in depth the adaptations of the human organism exposed to different loads of physical activity in subjects of different ages, performance levels or who belong to special population groups.
  • Analyse and apply the physiological, biomechanical, psychological and social principles to the different fields of sport and nutrition, identifying inappropriate practices that pose a health risk, in order to avoid and correct them in different types of population.
  • Understand and know how to access scientific documentation related to the areas of human performance and sports nutrition.
  • Interpret research and apply new technologies in the field of training and sports nutrition.
  • Know the methodology and procedures of scientific research in the field of training and sports nutrition applied to all ages and performance levels.
  • Design and develop research in the field of sport and nutrition, providing new knowledge in a specific area of ​​scientific and social interest, respecting the limits of ethics and values.
  • Exchange knowledge and lead research and development projects with the rest of the scientific community in a cooperative and multidisciplinary way.
  • Plan, program, apply, control and evaluate the training and competition processes in their different performance levels, ages and population groups.
  • Diagnose the level of physical condition, motor ability and nutritional status in order to design training programs and develop nutritional advice applicable to different sports specialties and performance levels.
  • Select and know how to use the spaces, the material and the appropriate sports equipment for each type of activity.
  • Acquire knowledge independently (autonomous learning).
  • Communicate the conclusions of their work and research to a specialised audience

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 nutrition or training fields, 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.

For the provision of professional internships, the master’s programme has agreements with:

  • Real Madrid C.F.
  • Rafa Nadal Academy
  • JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy
  • High Performance Sports Centre of the Spanish National Sports Council
  • Club Estudiantes de Baloncesto
  • Athletic Club Bilbao
  • Real Valladolid C.F.
  • Sevilla C.F.
  • Rayo Vallecano C.F.
  • Getafe C.F.
  • Majadahonda C.F.
  • Sanse C.F.
  • Beach Volleyball Club Madrid
  • The Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation
  • Federación de Tenis de Madrid
  • Chava Boxeo, S.L.
  • SPESALUD-Explotaciones Deportivas Majadahonda
  • Nutrición Centre
  • Nutrivive
  • Medicadiet
  • Dr. Durantez Clinic
  • Cangas Rowing Club (Oviedo)
  • Allinyourmind (triathlon and swimming)
  • Palestra Gym
  • Centres of Excellence of the Doctoral and Research School at Universidad Europea
  • Centre of Sports Sciences of Human Performance at GreenwichUniversity
  • Método Thinking, Comprehensive Health and Exercise Centre
  • Moscardó Swimming Centre

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and have registered before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course shall monitor your progress on the internship and shall provide you with an evaluation at the half-way mark and upon completion.

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalising your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry out an internship in whichever year of your studies you choose, but we would like to remind you that they are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you acquire throughout your degree, the more you shall benefit from the internships.


The professional opportunities take place in sports clubs or centers, sports corporations, gyms, clinics or private or public institutes (integrated in Town Halls or Boards of Trustees) where the sports medicine service is offered and even as self-employed professionals.

The acquisition of the competences included in this master's degree reinforces the professional training acquired in current university degrees related to Physical Activity Sciences, Sports, Nutrition and even health: Bachelor of Physical Activity Sciences and Sports, Graduated in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports, Graduated in Medicine, or Nursing, Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Nutrition, Graduated in Physiotherapy, Master in Physical Education or their equivalent degrees.

Upon completion of your studies, you shall possess the scientific knowledge needed to investigate, plan, prioritise and properly schedule physical workloads and impart appropriate nutritional advice for athletes of different ages and performance levels.

The aim of this course is for students to receive a comprehensive training which shall prepare them to:

  • Programme short-, medium- and long-term training plans in various contexts.
  • Handle devices for analysing human movements and monitoring training.
  • Prepare natural nutritional and supplemental diets, combined with timing intake.
  • Carry out performance and body composition assessments.
  • Carry out scientific research and development.

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.

A range of exciting professional internships are made available to you so you can acquire the skillset needed to thrive in the sports industry.

The professional opportunities linked to this specialisation are linked to sports training and nutrition. The student will have the opportunity to develop professionally in any of the following areas of action:

  • Physical trainer in sports teams and / or clubs.
  • Personal trainer.
  • Coach.
  • Nutritionist Advisor.
  • Physical-sports service companies.
  • Fitness / wellness chains.
  • Clubs and Federations.
  • Analysis of the sports competition


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The Master's in Sports Training and Nutrition is aimed at graduates in Sport Sciences, Nutrition, Physical Education Teaching, Medicine, Physiotherapy or Nursing. Other university graduates with (accredited) experience in the subject may also enroll if they pass the selection process.

For access to the master’s programme, students are legally required, in accordance with the provisions of R.D. 861/2010:

To possess an official Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area.

To possess a degree in accordance with educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for the regulatory approval of their degree, conditional upon verification by the University that this degree accredits the equivalent level of training as the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and allows students in the country issuing the degree to access postgraduate education. Access by this route shall not imply, in any case, either the regulatory approval of the previous degree of which the interested party is in possession or its recognition for purposes other than studying the master’s.

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The faculty on this master's course has 80% of doctors.

Program Directors

  • Jaime Abascal Castañón
    Real Madrid Medical Services. Academy Doctor of Real Madrid’s Sanitas medical services. Director of the Master´s in Sports Training and Nutrition
  • Noelia Bonfanti PhD
    Sports Nutrition Expert. Nutrition Consultant at Red Bull Athletic Performance Center.
  • Krizia Radesca
    Clinic and sports Nutritionist. Nutrition Professor at Universidad Europea.
  • Guillermo Muñoz Andradas
    Professor and researcher at Universidad Europea.

Sports Training Professors

  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert
    Professor and managing head of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics at the German Sport University Cologne. His research is focused on human movement science (cognition and motor activity), sport psychology (attention and motivation), computer science in sports (pattern identification and simulation), children and adolescents research, team sports (mediation and education), evaluation research (training/school curricula) and research methods.
  • Duarte Araújo
    Director of the Laboratory of Expertise in Sport at the Faculty of Human Kinetics at University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dr. Jean-Benoît Morin
    Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France. Expert in sports training.
  • Dr. Iñigo Mujika
    Expert in sports training. Member of the group of trainers of the Spanish swimming and triathlon federations.
  • Dr. Jaime Sampaio
    Professor. Expert in notational analysis. University of Tras os Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal).
  • Dr. Mikel Izquierdo
    Professor. Expert in strength and health training. Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • Dr. Juan J. González Badillo
    University professor. Professor of theoretical and practical sports training and expert in strength training. Universidad Pablo de Olavide.
  • Dr. Carlos Lago Peñas
    Professor. Expert in competition analysis and football. University of Vigo.
  • Dr. Fabián Sanchis Gomar Ruiz
    Postdoctoral researcher. Expert on Sports Cardiology and Physiology. University of Valencia / INCLIVA. Salitudine / Meteorite's
  • Dr. Jean Côté
    University professor. International expert in development and psychosocial factors affecting sport and the performance of physical activities and sports. Queen’s University (Canada)
  • Xesco Espar
    Professor of the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, Handball European champion. Expert in personal development and high performance sports.
  • Dr. Carlos Balsalobre
    Expert in training control and sports applications. Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • Dr. Pedro Jiménez Reyes.
    Lecturer and Sports scientist at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Creator of @MySprintApp. Expert in sprint athletics, strength & conditioning and exercise physiology.
  • Dr. Alfredo Santalla Hernández
    Professor. Expert in the physiology of exercise. Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla.
  • Dr. Alberto Lorenzo Calvo
    Senior lecturer. Top basketball trainer. Internationally renowned expert in the development and management of sports talent. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Dr. Miguel A. Gómez Ruano
    Senior lecturer. Expert in Sports Methodology and Research. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Dr. Fernando Naclerio
    Professor of Strength Training and Sports Nutrition, and Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Rehabilitation at Faculty of Education and Health (University of Greenwich UK). Doctor of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (ULe). Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN).
  • Dr. David Rodríguez Ruiz
    Associate Professor. Expert in strength and jump performance training. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Dr. Alberto García Bataller
    Senior lecturer. Expert in cyclical sports training. Olympic athlete trainer. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Juan Trapero
    Physical trainer of Real Madrid C.F.’s first basketball team. Ex-Olympic athlete and Spanish sprint champion. Real Madrid C.F.
  • Dr. Juan Del Campo Vecino
    Senior lecturer. Expert in sports training of top athletes. CAR Madrid. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Dr. Jesús Rivilla
    Expert in personal physical preparation. BodyCore Training. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Iván Gonzalo
    Expert in personal physical preparation. Training elements. Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Carlos Sosa Marín
    Professor at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Head of Physical Preparation Services for Real Madrid C.F. Basketball.
  • Dr. Yann Le Meur
    Scientific advisor at AS Monaco Football Club. Sports scientist. Expert in sports performance analysis and methodology, as well as athlete prevention and recovery.
  • Dr. Oliver Gonzalo Skok
    Head Return to Play Sevilla C.F.
  • Dr. Sergio Jiménez Rubio
    Rehab fitness coach for the first team at Getafe C.F.
  • Dr. Ignacio Ara Royo
    Professor at University of Castilla la Mancha. Expert on Training and Health.

Sports Nutrition Professors

  • Prof. Dr. Asker Jeukendrup
    Professor. World leader in the study of sports physiology and carbohydrates. Gatorade Institute. mysportscience. Loughborough University
  • Oliver Witard.
    Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. His main subjects are: (i) Muscle: Form and Function at the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, and (ii) Diet and Cardiometabolic Health in the Department of Nutrition. He is Deputy Programme Director for the undergraduate programme in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences.
  • Dr. Joaquín Figueroa Alchapar
    Expert in endocrinology and sports nutrition.
  • Dr. Manuel Rodríguez Alonso
    Sports doctor. International expert in ergogenic aids and supplements for top athletes. Professor at Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Dr. Juan Del Coso
    Professor of sports training theory. Expert in doping and hydration of top level athletes. Universidad Camilo José Cela.
  • Dra. Noelia Bonfanti
    Expert in sports nutrition. High-level sports nutritionist. Red Bull High Performance Centre.
  • Dra. Marcela González-Gross
    Professor for Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Department of Health and Human Performance. Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences-INEF. Technical University of Madrid.
  • Dr. Juan Mielgo Ayuso
    Researcher at the Department of Health and Human Performance at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Nutritional advisor for professional teams.
  • Mireia Porta OIiva
    English Premier League nutritionist. Junior Professor of Applied Nutrition at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and clinical nutritionist at Serveis Mèdics Penedès.
  • Dr. Óscar Picazo Ruiz
    Dietitian-Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry. Coordinator of the MAPFRE Foundation’s Health Promotion Programme.

Academic Quality

As part of its strategy, the University has an internal quality plan whose objective is to promote a culture of quality and continuous improvement, and which allows it to face future challenges with the maximum guarantee of success. In this way, it is committed to promoting the achievement of external recognitions and accreditations, both nationally and internationally; the measurement and analysis of results; simplification in management; and the relationship with the external regulator.


Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC)
Follow up title quality

Members of the Quality Guarantee Committee (CCT)

  • Postgraduate Director
  • Postgraduate Programme Director
  • Students
  • Faculty (Postgraduate Final Project Coordinator and Internship Coordinator)
  • Quality Partner (Quality and Compliance)
  • Academic Director

Key degree improvements

  • The name, position and other information of each of the teachers of the master's degree have been included in the dossier and program.
  • Improved content and information in the learning guides.
  • The number of internships and agreements for all students has been increased.
  • Coordinators have been established in the main modules (Sports Training, Sports Nutrition, Master's Thesis).
  • Faculty coordination meetings have been established with teachers of each module through face-to-face, email and telephone contacts.
  • The research works passes an evaluation committee of the Universidad Europea through the Doctorate and Research School and, where appropriate, an ethical committee.

Principal results

  • Attrition Rate: 6.7%
  • Eficiency Rate: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 93.2%
  • Employability Rate: 71%
  • Student Satisfaction with the degree: 3.9 out of 5
  • Student Satisfaction with the professor: 4.40 out of 5
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