Comparison of the seventeen Italian master's degree courses in sports sciences


  • Ilaria Sanseviero University of Salerno, Italy
  • Simona Fattore University of Salerno, Italy
  • Salvatore Pignato University Kore of Enna, Italy
  • Francesca D'Elia University of Salerno, Italy



Training, Uniformity, Graduation, Survey, Comparison, Sport


In Italy, degree courses in Sports Sciences were born in 2001, first in didactic organization of the old system, then specialistic courses were added and, finally, only in 2007 master's degree courses took place. Originally born only in a few locations, these degree courses have progressively developed throughout national territory. They are three different types: -Management of sport and motor activities (LM-47); - Sciences and Techniques of Preventive and Adapted Motor Activities (LM-67); - Sports Sciences and Techniques (LM-68). In the previous study, “Preliminary study on the master’s degree in sciences of Sports Evaluation and Sport for disabled at University of Salerno”, was analysed the development, over last four years, of study plans and educational objectives exclusively of the LM-68 course of Salerno’s University. The objective of this new study is to analyse Professional Profile, Istat Codes and Student’s Opinion, to see if the specific educational objectives of all 17 Italian master's degree courses in Sport Science and Techniques are consistent with each other. In this way we could check if there could be improvements. The method used for this second survey is the archive research, with an official documentary analysis and with references to the statistical surveys extrapolated from AlmaLaurea consortium. Results appear extremely heterogeneous due to the total university autonomy, but this doesn’t help cooperation, despite the law prescribes obligations to bring out uniformity. Therefore, coordination actions are considered appropriate to make the training more uniform than the current one.


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Sanseviero, I., Fattore, S., Pignato, S., & D’Elia, F. (2019). Comparison of the seventeen Italian master’s degree courses in sports sciences. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(4proc), S670-S685.

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