Master’s Degree in Sports Training & Nutrition

The only master’s in Spain in sports training & nutrition leading to an official qualification

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

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master in Sports Training


Oct 18, 2019


9 months
  • Gain first-hand experience at one of our collaborating partners.
  • Prestigious faculty and leading professionals in the sports nutrition industry.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Boost your career as a sports nutrionist with Real Madrid Graduate School

  • Start date

    Oct 18, 2019

  • Duration

    9 months

  • Language


  • ECTS

  • Modality


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area


  • Study Type


Why study this program?


% of students

complete internships with first-level companies relating to their needs.


+ 30 agreements

with clubs, federations and first-level institutions


Key professional profiles

within the faculty with a global vision of sports training.

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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, diplomats in nutrition, diplomats in Physical Education Teaching, graduates in Medicine, and diplomats in Physiotherapy or Nursing. Other university graduates with (accredited) experience in the subject may also enroll if they pass the selection process.

Admission Process

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

For personalized advice, 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 e-mail: to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff. For calls from outside Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.

Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking the entrance exams corresponding to the program they are interested in, and for a personal interview with the Master's Program Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.

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 assessment of the candidate's profile
  • Profile assessment and interview
  • Confirmation of admission
  • Formal reservation and enrollment


The master is delivered both in theoretical classroom sessions for the content of the modules and in laboratories for training, physiology, and biomechanics.

Study plan

MODULE 1.- Biochemistry and Physiology Applied to Training

MODULE 2.- Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids

  • Fundamentals of human nutrition, with special reference to physical activity and sport.
  • Digestive system and metabolism of macro- and micro-nutrients.
  • Nutrition and effects on the neuroendocrinal system.
  • Analysis of foods and food technology.
  • Nutrition, immunological response and physical performance.
  • Organization of diet.
  • Nutritional ergogenic aids.
  • Nutraceuticals: definition and integration in a functional diet.
  • Description and classification of natural supplements.
  • Description, use and application of the most commonly used supplements in sport health and performance.
  • Use of carbohydrates to improve health and performance. Sports drinks.
  • Stimulants, buffers, ergogenic aids for special situations (heat, humidity, height).

MODULE 3.- Biomechanics Applied to Sports

  • Physical principles of movement.
  • Kinematic analysis of movement in sport.
  • Mechanical and functional structures of movement in sport.
  • Technology applied to the analysis of sports technique.
  • Kinanthropometry of the human body.

MODULE 4.- Sports Training

  • Strength and flexibility training.
  • Resistance training.
  • Speed training and sports technique.
  • Methodological bases of the programming and periodization of sports training.
  • Control of competition in team sports.
  • Training in combat sports and games with racquets or other equipment.
  • Training at early ages (sport talent detection).
  • Training in special conditions (height, heat, cold, etc.).

MODULE 5.- Psychology and Sociology of Sports and Competition

  • Management of sports groups.
  • Motivation in competitive sport. Motivation theories.
  • Emotional and social intelligence in sport.
  • Leadership in competitive sport. Leadership theories.

MODULE 6.- Biomechanics of Sports Injuries

  • Biomechanical factors of injuries.
  • Kinetic chain in sports injuries.
  • Joint sports injuries.
  • Muscular sports injuries.
  • Bone sports injuries.
  • Work on prevention, proprioception and recovery from sports injuries. 
  • Ergogenic and nutritional aids in the recovery from sports injuries.

MODULE 7.- Specific Seminars

  • Psycho-physical exhaustion, determining factors (prevention and recovery)
  • Use of vibration in training to improve sports performance
  • Optimization of learning in individual sports: structural analysis and adaptation methodology
  • Update on new technologies applied to the analysis of training and competition in different sports
  • Monitoring the neurophysiological response to different workloads and recovery using the omega wave device
  • Latest advances in doping detection in sports
  • Discussion panels and roundtable debates with leading figures and experts from the world of sports

MODULE 8.- Practicum

MODULE 9.- Final Project


Dr. D. Sergio Jiménez Sáiz Program
Director. Associate professor. ANECA, (Spanish National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation certified). Expert in high performance sports and group management, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Professional trainer

D. Jaime Abascal Castañón
Program Director. Real Madrid Medical Services. Academy doctor of Real Madrid’s Sanitas medical services

Dr. Asker Jeukendrup.
Full professor. World leader in the study of sports physiology and carbohydrates. Gatorade Institute. mysportscience. Loughborough University

Dr. Alejandro Lucía Mulas
Full professor. World authority on the study of genetics and health in different populations, including sportspersons. Universidad Europea

D. Xesco Espar
Professor of the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, Handball European champion. Expert in personal development and high performance sports

Dr. Iñigo Mujika
World authority on sports training. Member of the group of trainers off the Spanish swimming and triathlon federations

Dr. Juan M. García Manso
Associate professor. International leader and expert in sports training. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Dr. Nicolás Terrados Cepeda
Doctor of Sports Medicine. Head Doctor at Barcelona 92’. Director of the Regional Sports Medicine Unit of Asturias at Avilés.

Dr. David de Lorenzo
Director of the Centre of Studies in Genomics and Nutrition, and coordinator of the Rare Genomics Institute in Spain. He is a specialist in interactions between the human genome and nutrients (nutrigenomics)

Dr. Luis Serratosa
Real Madrid CF doctor. Expert in epidemiology and nutrition in top level athletes. Hospital Quirón de Madrid

Dr. Joaquín Más
Real Madrid CF doctor. On-field doctor for Real Madrid CF’s first team

Dra. Margarita Pérez Ruiz
Associate university professor. Expert in exercise physiology. Universidad Europea

Dr. Carlos Balsalobre
Expert in training control and sports applications. Universidad Europea de Madrid

Dr. Jaime Sampaio
University full professor. Expert in notational analysis. Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal).

Dr. Mikel Izquierdo
University full professor. Expert in strength and health training. Universidad Pública de Navarra

Dr. Juan J. González Badillo
University full professor. Professor of theoretical and practical sports training and expert in strength training. Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Dr. Carlos Lago Peñas
Associate professor. Expert in competition analysis and football. Universidad de Vigo

Dr. Jean Côté
University full professor. International expert in development and psychosocial factors affecting sport and the performance of physical activities and sports. Queen’s University (Canada).

Dr. Juan J. Molina Martín
Associate professor. Volleyball sports expert and director of the Team Sports Analyses research line, Universidad Europea

D. Dámaso Rodríguez Serrano
Sports nutritionist and nurse of the Real Madrid CF medical services – Sanitas

Dr. Alfredo Santalla Hernández
Associate professor. Expert in the physiology of exercise. Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla

Dr. Alberto Lorenzo Calvo
Associate professor. Top level basketball trainer. International renowned expert in the development and management of sports talent. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Dr. Miguel A. Gómez Ruano
Associate professor. Expert in Sports Methodology and Research. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Dr. Joaquín Figueroa Alchapar
Expert in endocrinology and sports nutrition. Professor at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio

Dr. Manuel Rodríguez Alonso
Sports doctor. International expert in ergogenic aids and supplements in top level athletes. Professor at Universidad de Oviedo

Dr. Fernando Naclerio
Associate professor. Expert in sports training and dietary planning for athletes. Greenwich University (UK)

Dr. Julio Calleja
Associate professor. Expert in exercise physiology and sport training for team sports. Universidad del País Vasco

Dr. David Rodríguez Ruiz
Associate professor. Expert in strength and jump performance training. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Dr. Alberto García Bataller
Associate professor. Expert in cyclical sports training. Olympic athlete trainer. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Dr. Jordi Álvaro Alcalde
Expert in the technology and statistical monitoring of team sports. Spanish national handball team. Professor of Universidad Europea

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. Club Estudiantes

D. Juan Carlos Álvarez
Athletics trainers for Olympic long jump athletes. Professor of Athletics. Universidad Europea

D. 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
Associate professor. Expert in sports training of top level athletes. CAR Madrid. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Dr. Jesús Rivilla
Expert in personal physical preparation. Training BodyCore. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

D. Iván Gonzalo
Expert in personal physical preparation. Training elements. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

D. Carlos Sosa Marín
Professor at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Head of physical preparation services for Real Madrid C.F. Basketball.

Price and advantages Master’s Degree in Sports Training & Nutrition


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


  • The program is the only masters in sports training and nutrition in Spain leading to an official qualification. Graduates from the program will receive a Master’s Degree in Sports Training and Nutrition, awarded by Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • The program adopts an innovative, learning-by-doing approach and involves a combination of  teamwork, attendance at seminars, and individual work at the campus’s facilities which are equipped with cutting edge technology.
  • The master has a mandatory campus-based component consisting of 24 weekends from October to June in which specific subjects with a high theoretical, practical and applied content will be delivered. Professional internships will be included as one of the degree requirements. These will be held in a center related to the student’s area of interest or knowledge between December and September of the following year.

Career opportunities

Having benefitted from the expertise of some the top professionals in the field of sports training and nutrion, upon completion of this program, graduates go on to enjoy successful careers at sports clubs and organizations across the world.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

Scholarships and grants program

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

Professional practices

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

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

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.