Master’s Degree in Sports Training and Nutrition

Real Madrid Graduate School
9 months
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Master’s Degree in Sports Training and Nutrition

The Master’s Degree in Sports Training and Nutrition is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge of the most state-of-the-art training methods, the latest trends in sports nutrition, and natural ergogenic aids for improving sports performance.

The program is based on an eminently practical work methodology.

In order to achieve optimal assimilation of knowledge we combine teamwork, attendance at seminars, and individual work at the campus’s facilities which are equipped with cutting edge technology, including physiological laboratories with equipment for carrying out functional assessment tests and training tests, and a training lab equipped for strength measurement.

Everything that is learned is also reinforced by internships at some of the most important sports enterprises and clubs.


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

  • Programming short, medium and long term training plans in various contexts.
  • Handling devices for analyzing human movements and monitoring training.
  • Preparing natural nutritional and supplemental diets, combined with timing intake.
  • Carry out performance and body composition assessments.
  • Carrying out scientific research and development.

What makes us different

  • It is the only university master’s degree specialized in sports training and nutrition leading to an official qualification.
  • The master prepares students for their doctorate.
  • The teaching staff comprises some of the most prestigious professionals in the country in the field of sports training and nutrition.
  • The program of professional practice sessions takes place in leading clubs and enterprises of the sector which demand the very best from the students.

Admission requirements

Student profile and study access information:

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

The admissions process involves no costs or commitment for candidates until their place is formally reserved.

The admissions process consists of the following stages:

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

Once the candidate has been contacted and has provided the required documentation, the Postgraduate Admissions team will convene him for the entrance exams corresponding to the program of interest and a personal interview with the director of the Master or with a member of the Admissions Committee.

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Program content


  • The objective of the master is to offer a complete training and 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
    • Perform performance and body composition assessments.
    • Research and conduct scientific production.
  • You will acquire specialized 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 can train as a researcher by accessing the PhD Program in Physical Activity and Sports certified by ANECA, at Universidad Europea de Madrid.

  • You will experience a practical work methodology that combines teamwork, attendance at seminars, and individual work on-campus facilities equipped with the most advanced technology.

  • For the completion of the Master's Thesis, you can choose an area related to research or professional field of your interest.

  • The methodologies used in the master's degree are very diverse, depending on the module or the professor.  Examples you will come across include:

    • Case Method
    • Cooperative learning
    • Problem Based Learning (ABP)
    • Project Based Learning
    • Master class
    • Simulation environments
    • Learning Based on workshop / laboratory lessons


  • Biochemistry and Physiology Applied to Exercise and Sports Training
  • Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
  • Biomechanics Applied to Sports
  • Athletic Training
  • Psychology and Sociology of Sports and Competition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Seminars
  • Practicum
  • Master's Thesis

Scholarships & funding

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options. 


  • Flexible payments
  • Grants for high performing students
  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
  • Universidad Europea scholarship
  • Official scholarships


Master’s Degree in Sports Training and Nutrition

Career paths

Upon completion of your studies, your profile will be one of a professional with scientific knowledge that will allow you to investigate, as well as plan, prioritize and properly schedule physical workloads and impart appropriate nutritional advice for athletes of different ages and performance levels.

 The student will have the opportunity to develop professionally in any of the following fields of action:

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

Their professional outings are specified in clubs or sports centers, sports anonymous societies, gyms, clinics or private or public institutes (integrated in Town Halls or Patronatos) where they offer the service of sports medicine and even as freelancers.

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