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Program cycle 2022 - 2024


CONTENTS

Background .................................................................................................................................... 3

Timing, Curriculum structure and definition of activities .............................................................. 5

Teaching modality…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6

First year (academic year 2022-2023)

Module 1 - Biomedical issues in Health and Exercise .................................................................. 8

Module 2 - Changing behaviour towards a lifelong active lifestyle:

from childhood to adulthood ............................................................................................... 11

Module 3: Movement Therapy and Physical Activity for the Elderly and Special Populations . 14

Module 4: Research Methodology ............................................................................................ 17

Second year (academic year 2023-2024)

Module 5: Specialised teaching and practice of physical activity in disease prevention and

rehabilitation ........................................................................................................................ 21

Internship in “Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity” ......................................................... 24

Internship in “Physical Activity and Disease Prevention in Children” ........................................ 26

Internship in “Physical Activity and Disease Prevention in Adults” ........................................... 28

Internship in “Moving in old age – interdisciplinary approaches to the study of ageing” ........ 29

Internship in “Movement Therapy for special populations” ..................................................... 31

Internship in “Movement therapy in orthopaedic rehabilitation” ............................................ 33

Attendance and Tutorial services ................................................................................................ 35

Examination Rules and Procedures ............................................................................................. 36

Planning, Writing, and Completing the Final Thesis .................................................................... 39

Thesis Steps: from Proposal to Admission .................................................................................. 43

Final degree and degree grade ................................................................................................... 44

Quality assurance......................................................................................................................... 45

Finances ....................................................................................................................................... 46

Facilities and services................................................................................................................... 49

Program Coordinators and Organization ..................................................................................... 51

Professors .................................................................................................................................... 52

Map of Foro Italico....................................................................................................................... 53

Map of Rome ............................................................................................................................... 55

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Background

This is a 2-yr postgraduate program (120 ECTS) originated from the many years’

experience of the European Master In Health and Physical Activity, coordinated by the

University of Rome “Foro Italico” since 2002.

It is an integrated program of study involving Faculty and students from Italy and other

countries, aimed at upgrading the graduate in sport or movement sciences to a higher

and broader professional profile, apt to deal, in a European perspective, with the

complexities of the social demands increasingly expressed in the area of physical activity

in health, fitness and wellness, re-education and rehabilitation. In fact, prevalent sport

science approaches have for a long time been tailored for competitive sport

performance, but less so for needs related to health, prevention and wellbeing, to stress

management, and the psychosocial and cultural dimensions, in daily life and in the

various age and health conditions.

In particular this program is meant to respond to the following learning and professional

outcomes.

Learning Outcomes - European Descriptors (“Dublin Descriptors”).

Knowledge and understanding

The program is meant to provide to students a wider understanding of the scientific and

cultural issues involved, along with a focus on the specific methodologies and technical

skills needed to plan, organise, coordinate or conduct, physical activity in the various

age/health conditions and settings, whether for leisure, functional maintenance,

psychosocial integration and wellbeing, disease prevention, coping with disabilities, or

recovery and rehabilitation.

The program is structured to allow various areas of specialisation, and involves a oneyear

program on basic science and physical activity-related health issues and a second

year focused on one of three alternative areas of specialisation related to age groups:

Children, Adults, Elderly.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The program will educate highly qualified professionals, combining technical skills and

management qualifications with a sound cultural background and a high-level specialist

education acquired in a European context.

This professionalizing education will find a practical realization in different employment

opportunities, ranging from public health services to private health companies,

workplace health promotion, physical re-education and rehabilitation, adapted physical

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activity for special groups, fitness or wellness clubs, social services, schools, leisure and

recreation, tourism industry, etc.

Making judgements

The acquisition of specific knowledge and professional skills will guarantee the

graduates to develop autonomy in understanding and focusing on the specific problems

connected with planning, organising, coordinating or conducting physical activity

programs specially meant to different populations/requirements.

Communication skills

The program is specifically designed to increase the communication skills of the

graduates in a European perspective. Actually, it is part of the process of European

integration and the internationalisation of the university system. Its aim is to contribute

to the expansion of student and Faculty mobility and the development of European

curricula and titles and joint degrees. The curriculum will be developed in English and an

advanced course of English as well as an extra-language study are part of the teaching

plan. The program is also conceived to give an implementation of informatics skills.

Learning skills

To give to the graduate autonomous learning skills is one main goal of the program.

After the intensive teaching and internship periods, supplemented by tutoring, guided

study, and some recourse to distance learning procedures, graduates should be able to

continue the studies independently, utilizing study resources and skills learned during

the curricula. These learning skills will be useful both for professional implementation

and research purpose.

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Timing, Curriculum structure and definition of activities

FIRST YEAR

60 ECTS 4 Modules

§

Delivered in blended learning (in presence face-to-face and online resources) – See information in

“Teaching modality”

week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5 week 6 week 7

Module 1 10 Oct – 28 Oct ‘22 § 31 Oct – 22 Nov '22 Intensive teaching

Module 2 28 Nov - 16 Dec '22 § 19 Dec '22 - 16 Jan '23

(including 1-week Christmas Holydays)

Module 3 22 Jan - 10 Feb '23 § 13 Feb - 7 Mar'23

Module 4* 13 Mar – 31 Mar '23 § 3 Apr – 28 Apr '23

(including 1-week Easter Holydays)

* Students from consortium Universities could earn at their own home institution additional credits

relevant to topics of Research Methodology

Individual study/

distance learning and

tutoring

Exam

SECOND YEAR

30 ECTS 2 Internships (3 weeks of intensive teaching each) May - Dec 2023

30 ECTS Master Thesis July 2024 & later sessions

60 ECTS

ACTIVITIES 1st year 2nd year

• COMPULSORY STUDY SUBJECTS AND INTERNSHIP 60 30

Teaching, both theory and practice, through Intensive Courses and Internship, and

individual study in the intermediate periods, with the support of distance tutoring and

learning. Students must participate to all activities, and pass a structured exam for each

part of the program. Exams will be rated according to the ECTS system and their ratings

will add up in the baseline for the graduation mark. Activities and ratings will be listed in

the Diploma Supplement.

• THESIS 30

Each candidate must defend a dissertation on a topic of scientific and practical interest in

one of the three specialist areas, devised and conducted under the supervision of a Faculty

member, for an estimated total work load of 750 hr. The thesis must conform to the

published guidelines and will be rated with respect to form (editing, layout, etc.), contents

and presentation. A Reviewer will contribute to the assessment. The rating will add up to

the baseline, and possible extra credits, to produce the graduation mark.

• ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES .....

Elective activities will not be given marks and may include additional courses, individual

studies, research seminars, and other activities to be negotiated between student and

tutor. Credits obtained in related programs and professional experience in the area can

be recognised. Activities in excess with respect to ECTS requirements can be accounted

for in the final rating and contribute to the graduation mark as 1 point each 4 ECTS, up to

a maximum of two points.

60 60

120 ECTS

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Teaching modality

As elsewhere indicated, to give to the graduate autonomous learning skills is one main

goal of the program. The modality of teaching delivery includes a combination of

lectures, seminars, practical teaching, lab activities, and student driven presentations.

As an average, each 15 ECTS subject (375 hours of student workload) is composed of

20-26% of lectures and/or seminars, 8-16% of practical teaching & online learning, 53-

61% of individual study and 7-11% of exam development. Depending upon the learning

objectives, the 2 nd -year curricular internships can demonstrate substantial differences

in the ratio between theoretical and practical learning activities.

As general strategy, the program adopts blended learning classes, where the traditional

face-to-face teaching methods, either in presence or in distance modalities, are

complemented by online resources (articles, textbooks, educational videos, etc.), to

provide a more independent and effective learning experience for the students.

The online resources are selected not to replace any face-to-face teaching, but rather

shall be viewed as integral teaching activities to be used:

a) as preparatory activities selected to prepare and motivate the student to a responsive

and pro-active learning environment during the subsequent face-to-face session;

b) as instrument to provide extensive articles or external sites for students to read in

their own time to further grasp the subject.

The online resources are made available to enrolled students in the e-learn platform of

Foro Italico University (1 st -year subjects, https://learnroma4.cineca.it/), as well as in the e-

learn platforms of partner universities (2 nd -year subjects).

DISTANCE LEARNING

In addition to in presence face-to-face classes, the program makes use of both distance

face-to-face classes and online courses.

The distance face-to-face activities, mostly limited to tutoring, are delivered through

institutional (Microsoft Teams, ZOOM) or personal tools (such as Skype). An English

Academic Writing course, to be compulsorily completed by all enrolled students during

the 1 st -year teaching period, is fully available online and it is reinforced by face-to-face

classes with a language expert.

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ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM SYSTEM

Before starting, please watch carefully the tutorial JOIN A MEETING and follow the instruction

available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

JOIN A ZOOM MEETING on PC (preferred for the lectures, mandatory for the examination):

1. You will receive a precise schedule of the online teaching activity, resembling the expected

timetable. Modifications will be anticipated and posted in the Moodle Platform. Click in the link

indicated for the specific teaching activity and download the file ZOOMUSLAUNCHER.ZIP to start

ZOOM;

2. Click on the file and install the "LAUNCHER". It will take few seconds. Be sure that your video

and audio are properly working;

3. If the Host did not start the meeting, yet, you will be asked to wait with the following message

“Please wait for the host to start this meeting". Students will not be admitted after the lecture’s

begin;

4. When the meeting starts, please join with "JOIN YOUR AUDIO" using your SURNAME and

NAME. The video option should be activated upon request from the chair;

5. You will be admitted by the chair to participate at the meeting, watching and listening to the

lecture, having the possibility to ask questions via the ZOOM Chat. Under request, a student can

be included also in video/audio modality so to discuss directly with the lecturer, sharing his/her

intervention with all the other students.

Specific instructions will be provided when the ZOOM meeting platform is utilized for the

implementation of the Multiple Choice Questions’ Test.

JOIN A ZOOM MEETING BY MOBILE (not feasible for examination)

1. Download from the STORE (playstore, ios etc) the ZOOM Cloud Meeting app;

2. Login with your user name and password;

3. Click on the link referring to the specific lecture that will be available in the Moodle

Learning Platform;

4. You will be probably asked for the permission to use your mobile video and audio

options, that you shall accept;

5. You can use the ZOOM chat to ask questions to the lecture.

MICROSOFT TEAMS VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM SYSTEM

All enrolled students have the free access to several Microsoft365 instruments, including

Microsoft Teams. Specific instructions are available in the University website

(http://www.uniroma4.it/?q=node/5723) or in the Microsoft website

(https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/teams).

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FIRST YEAR

Module 1 - Biomedical issues in Health and Exercise

Module Size and Location

15 Ects, Rome (coordination).

Multidisciplinary components SSD ECTS

Applied Biology BIO/13 2

Physiology BIO/09 6

Sport Medicine MED/09 5

Applied Medical Sciences MED/50 2

Language L-LIN/02 0

Specific Condition and Teaching Modality

This module is entirely in English. The course is structured as an Intensive course with a

condensed blended teaching period of 3 weeks (distance face-to-face and online resources) and

a condensed e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study of 4 weeks, including

examination.

Module Period

Teaching period: 10 - 28 October 2022.

e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study: 31 October – 22 November 2022.

Objectives of the modules

• Acquire an integrative knowledge on exercise physiology, motor analysis and biomechanics,

and understand how metabolism and forces affect the body during daily activities.

• Describe and understand the mechanisms of muscular, neural and tendons-aponeurosis

adaptation induced by resistance training, as well as the association between aerobic fitness

and health.

• Understand the concepts of physical activity and health based on epidemiological data.

• Understand the importance of the relationship between hormones and exercise in prevention

and/or treatment of different diseases.

• Understand the concept of doping, as well as to know the main international rules regulating

the doping controls in international sports competitions, and of the list of prohibited

substances.

• Understand and describe the genetic background of monofactorial and multifactorial traits

and the role of genetic polymorphisms in the individual response to environmental factors,

with specific attention to physical exercise.

Prerequisites

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Basic knowledge in Statistics, Exercise Biology & Genetics, Exercise Biochemistry &

Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology & Endocrinology.

Competences

When finalising the course the students will be able to:

Professional competences:

• Utilize the conceptual tools related to human biology, nutrition, physiology, motor analysis,

exercise endocrinology in conceiving a fitness program.

• Apply the fitness assessment principles.

Theoretical and Academic competences:

• Analyze and critically read scientific articles related to the disciplines treated in the module.

Content of the Course

Lecture and other activities

- Biomechanics and motion analysis

- Muscle strength assessment and testing

- Methods of fitness assessment;

- Principles of Fitness/Wellness: health benefits of strength and endurance training;

- Fitness assessment, and exercise testing and prescription.

- The neural control of force.

- Metabolic effects of exercise protocols: theoretical and practical issues

- Physical activity, public health, and fitness: an approach from the point of view of

epidemiology

- Health and safety in sport and PA

- Cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle-skeletal fitness in health prevention for children,

adults and elderly

- Cardiorespiratory regulation and adaptations with regard to health-enhancing physical

activity in aerobic performance

- Neuroendocrine adaptation in response to physical exercise

- Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

- Human nutrition in health, diseases, development and aging: theoretical and practical

applications

- Nutrition and metabolism in health and exercise

- Medical risks of substance abuse

- Basic human genetics: genetic variability and mutations, simple and complex trait

inheritance, from gene to phenotype

- Genetic variability in health and diseases and gene-environment interactions in relation to

movement

- Molecular adaptation to health-enhancing physical activity

- "Omics" in training adaptation

Additional tools: Introduction to descriptive statistics; English Academic Writing; Italian for

foreign students.

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E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of Foro Italico University.

Exam

Essay: 24 - 25 November 2022;

Test: 28 November 2022

Exam Format:

- Test: up to 10 multiple choice and /or open questions on the entire module program (Available

time: 20’-45’, depending upon the question type);

- Individually written short essay (3-5 pages, 1.000-1.800 words) on a topic assigned to the

student among the Module’s topics. Essay general guidelines are available in the Moodle

Learning Platform. Available time: 62 hrs.

18 out of 30 points is the minimum threshold for both test and essay. The final mark will result

from the following formula:

[(Essay's points x 2.2) + Test's points]/3

Credits

The programme adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the teaching units, with

1 ECTS = 25 hr student workload. As a rule, 1 contact hr will be held to correspond to ~3 hr of

student’s individual work, accounting for intensity of teaching, amount of study materials,

essays to write, exams, etc. For the evaluation of academic progress, the ECTS grading scale will

be adopted within the consortium.

Student’s Work Loads (Total 375 hour)

Lectures and seminars: 75

Practical teaching and online learning: 45

Individual study: 229

Exam: 26

Module Responsible

Professor Daniela Caporossi

Faculty

Per Aagaard (Odense), Arnold Baca (Vienna), Paolo Borrione (Rome), Daniela Caporossi (Rome),

Ulf Ekelund (Oslo), Alessandra Fazio (Rome), Francesco Felici (Rome), Silvia Migliaccio (Rome),

Attilio Parisi (Rome), Paolo Parisi (Rome), Fabio Pigozzi (Rome), Yannis Pitsiladis (Brighton),

Vincenzo Romano Spica (Rome), Massimo Sacchetti (Rome), Paolo Sgrò (Rome), Harald Tschan

(Vienna), Giuseppe Vannozzi (Rome), Barbara Wessner (Vienna).

Practical teaching

Francesca Morino (Rome), Kornfeind Philipp (Vienna), Roberto Ricci (Rome), Yuri Russo (Rome)

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Module 2 - Changing behaviour towards a lifelong active lifestyle: from

childhood to adulthood

Module Size and Location

15 Ects, Rome.

Multidisciplinary components SSD ECTS

Developmental and educational psychology M-PSI/04 5

General and social pedagogy M-PED/01 5

Methods and didactics of movement sciences M-EDF/01 5

Language L-LIN/02 0

Specific Condition

This module is entirely in English. The course is structured as an Intensive course with a

condensed blended teaching period of 3 weeks (in presence face-to-face and online resources)

and a condensed e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study of 4 weeks, including

examination.

Module Period

Teaching period: 28 November – 16 December 2022.

e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study: 19 December 2021 - 16 January 2022

(including 1-week Christmas Holydays).

Objectives of the modules

• Knowing the psycho-social aspects of the effects of physical activity and exercise on mental

health and cognition.

• Understand the psycho-social determinants of physical activity.

• Knowing the social-cognitive models of behaviour interventions.

• Knowing the pedagogical and philosophical issues in sport and physical activity.

• Developing the knowledge on exercise training in the growth and development age.

• Developing the knowledge on young peoples’ psychosocial growth and development and

implications of physical activity as an influencing factor.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in sport and exercise psychology and pedagogy. Basic knowledge of motor

development, theory of training, exercise activities for children.

Competences

When finalising the course the students will be able to:

Professional competences:

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• Utilize the conceptual tools related to general and social psychology, general pedagogy,

sociology, applied to motor sciences, conceiving, managing and monitoring a fitness program.

• Utilize the conceptual and practical tools related to exercise training in children, general

pedagogy, applied to motor sciences, in conceiving, managing and monitoring a fitness

program tailored for children.

Theoretical and Academic competences:

• Analyze and critically read scientific articles related to the scientific disciplines treated in the

module.

Content of the Course

Lecture and other activities

- Physical Activity & Sport as Social Phenomena;

- Socio-pedagogical issues in health-enhancing PA

- Social impact of physical activity programs in emergency and special conditions;

- The power of sport to promote development and peace: implementing physical activity

projects in disadvantage communities;

- Enhancing physical activity: towards a social-ecological approach;

- Effects of physical activity and exercise on mental health and cognitive processes;

- Introduction to Psychology and Physical Activity;

- Models of Health Behaviour Change;

- Psychosocial Determinants of Physical Activity;

- Health Psychology and Physical Activity in elderly populations;

- Physical activity and optimal brain functioning;

- Social cognitive models of behavioural change;

- Biology of growth and development;

- Motor Behaviour;

- Motor development and cognition;

- Effective intervention to enhance physical activity in young children and adolescents;

- Exercise training in children;

- Settings based promotion of physical activity among children and youth – from evidence to

practice;

- Physical activity, fitness and children's health;

- Physical activity, fitness and children's health: practical applications;

Additional tools: Practice in statistics; English Academic Writing; Italian for foreign students.

E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of Foro Italico University.

Exam

Essay: 17 - 19 January 2023;

Test: 22 January 2023

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Exam Format:

- Test: up to 10 multiple choice and /or open questions on the entire module program (Available

time: 20’-45’, depending upon the question type);

- Individually written short essay (3-5 pages, 1.000-1.800 words) on a topic assigned to the

student among the Module’s topics. Essay general guidelines are available in the Moodle

Learning Platform. Available time: 62 hrs.

18 out of 30 points is the minimum threshold for both test and essay. The final mark will result

from the following formula:

[(Essay's points x 2.2) + Test's points]/3

Credits

The programme adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the teaching units, with

1 ECTS = 25 hr student workload. As a rule, 1 contact hr will be held to correspond to ~3 hr of

student’s individual work, accounting for intensity of teaching, amount of study materials,

essays to write, exams, etc. For the evaluation of academic progress, the ECTS grading scale will

be adopted within the consortium.

Student’s Work Loads (Total 375 hour)

Lectures and seminars: 75

Practical teaching and online learning: 45

Individual study: 229

Exam: 26

Module Responsible

Professor Arnaldo Zelli.

Faculty

Michel Audiffren (Poitiers), Alfredo Brancucci (Rome), Anne Kær Gejl (Odense), Siv Gjesdal

(Oslo), Francesca Romana Lenzi (Rome), Karen Petry (Cologne), Nadja Schott (Stuttgart),

Thomas Skovgaard (Odense), Giuseppe Vannozzi (Rome), Otmar Weiss (Vienna), Arnaldo Zelli

(Rome).

Practical teaching

Andrea Brunelli (Rome), Francesca Morino (Rome), Roberto Ricci (Rome), Yuri Russo (Rome)

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Module 3: Movement Therapy and Physical Activity for the Elderly and

Special Populations

Module Size and Location

15 Ects, Rome.

Multidisciplinary components SSD ECTS

Environmental sociology SPS/10 5

Musculoskeletal system diseases MED/33 5

Methods and didactics of movement sciences M-EDF/01 5

Language L-LIN/02 0

Specific Condition

This module is entirely in English. The course is structured as an Intensive course with a

condensed blended teaching period of 3 weeks (in presence face-to-face and online resources)

and a condensed e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study of 4 weeks, including

examination.

Teaching Period

Teaching period: 22 January - 10 February 2023.

e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study: 17 February – 7 March 2023.

Objectives of the modules

• Knowing the theory of movement therapy and physical activity for special populations.

• Knowing theories and techniques of the application of movement therapy in the rehabilitation chain.

• Knowing the theoretical and practical basis of coordination training for special populations.

• Knowing the theoretical and practical basis of aqua therapy.

• Knowing the theoretical and practical basis of strength training for special populations.

• Acquiring the basic knowledge on the theory of post-traumatic neurorehabilitation as well as in

orthopaedic rehabilitation.

• Knowing the theoretical and practical application of sociological theories in health maintenance and

disease prevention.

• Knowing the social and psychosocial aspects of physical activity in the elderly population.

• Understanding the main changes in physiological capacities with age and their importance for

functional ability and activities of daily living.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of motor and exercise activities. Basis on preventive and adaptive physical

activity theory and technique. Elements of sports medicine.

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Competences:

When finalising the course the students will be able to:

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Professional competences:

• Utilize the conceptual and practical tools related to exercise training in special populations as

well as in rehabilitation chain, in conceiving, managing and monitoring a fitness program tailored

for special populations.

• Utilize the conceptual and practical tools related to exercise training in elderly people, general

sociology, applied to motor sciences, in conceiving, managing and monitoring a fitness program

tailored for the elderly.

• Utilize the conceptual and practical tools related to exercise training in orthopaedic and

neurological post-traumatic rehabilitation chain, in conceiving, managing and monitoring a

fitness program tailored for special populations.

Theoretical and Academic competences:

• Analyse and critically read scientific articles related to the scientific disciplines treated in the

module.

Content of the Course

Lecture and other activities

- Physical dimensions and individual differences with age;

- Biology of aging;

- Sociological issues on physical health and nutrition;

- Skeletal muscle function, fatigue and metabolism: effects of disuse and diseases;

- Age-related changes in cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems;

- Functional ability – testing procedures and association with adverse health-outcomes;

- Aging in the sensory system and postural control;

- Exercise Prescription in aging populations;

- Physical activity for the elderly - interdisciplinary approaches;;

- Exercise and cognitive functions;

- Sports therapy and the ICF classification;

- Professional fields;

- Immobilisation;

- Injuries of the upper and lower extremities;

- Sensomotoric system;

- Gait training and coordination;

- Muscle Training for Special Populations/ Training with Devices (Theory and Practical

Application): Lower extremities;

- Aquatherapy;

- Practical applications lower and upper extremities;

- Musculo-skeletal disorders and sports activity Joint diseases: acute and overuse injuries;

- Basics of disabled sports and medical aspects of different disabilities and practical

applications;

- Cancer and Sport;

- Lectures and practical experience at Villa Stuart Sport Medicine Unit.

Additional tools: Practice in statistics; English Academic Writing; Italian for foreign students.

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E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of Foro Italico University.

Exam

Essay: 8-10 March 2023;

Test: 13 March 2023

Exam Format:

- Test: up to 10 multiple choice and /or open questions on the entire module program (Available

time: 20’-45’, depending upon the question type);

- Individually written short essay (3-5 pages, 1.000-1.800 words) on a topic assigned to the

student among the Module’s topics. Essay general guidelines are available in the Moodle

Learning Platform. Available time: 62 hrs.

18 out of 30 points is the minimum threshold for both test and essay. The final mark will result

from the following formula:

[(Essay's points x 2.2) + Test's points]/3

Credits

The programme adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the teaching units, with

1 ECTS = 25 hr student workload. As a rule, 1 contact hr will be held to correspond to ~3 hr of

student’s individual work, accounting for intensity of teaching, amount of study materials,

essays to write, exams, etc. For the evaluation of academic progress, the ECTS grading scale will

be adopted within the consortium.

Student’s Work Loads (Total 375 hour)

Lectures and workshop: 88

Practical teaching and online learning: 56

Individual study: 205

Exam: 26

Module Responsible

Professor Paolo Caserotti

Faculty

Michel Audiffren (Poitiers), Freerk Baumann (Cologne), Paolo Caserotti (Odense), Andrea

Macaluso (Rome), Fabrizio Margheritini (Rome), Niels Ørtenblad (Odense), Jean Jacques

Temprado (Marseille), Giuseppe Vannozzi (Rome), Christiane Wilke (Cologne).

Practical teaching

Freya Füllgraebe (Cologne), Francesca Morino (Rome), Pia Øllgaard Olsen (Odense), Roberto

Ricci (Rome), Jacopo Rocchi (Rome), Yuri Russo (Rome), Isabel Stolz (Cologne), Chuck Tholl

(Cologne), Elisa Weiber (Cologne).

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Module 4: Research Methodology

Module Size and Location

15 Ects, Rome – Vienna

Multidisciplinary components SSD ECTS

Bioengineering and informatics ING-INF/06 4

Medical statistics MED/01 2

General psychology M.PSI/01 2

Applied biology BIO/13 2

Methods and didactics of movement sciences M-EDF/01 5

Language L-LIN/02 0

Specific Condition (Rome location)

This module is entirely in English. The course is structured as an Intensive course with a

condensed blended teaching period of 3 weeks (in presence 1 face-to-face and online resources)

and a condensed e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study of 4 weeks, including

examination.

Teaching Period (Rome location)

Teaching period: 13 March – 31 March 2023.

e-learning, distance tutoring and individual study: 3 April – 28 April 2022 (including 4-day

Easter holydays).

Objectives of the modules

• Understand the ethical and philosophical implications in sport science and research

• Learn the principles of research methods and statistics for social sciences

• Learn the principles of research methods and statistics in sport sciences and health related

research

• Learn the research methods in descriptive and inferential statistics

• Learn the research methods in epidemiological research

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative statistics, philosophy of science.

Competences

When finalising the course the students will be able to:

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Professional competences:

• Apply the ethical principles and norms to research design and management

• Utilize informed consent

• Conceive and manage a research protocol.

• Prepare and develop a research proposal.

Theoretical and Academic competences:

• Analyze and critically read scientific articles related to the scientific disciplines treated in the

module.

• Planning a thesis project.

Content of the Course (Rome’s location)

Lecture and other activities

- Theory of sport science – an introduction;

- Classic positions in the theory of science: inductivism, falsificationism, paradigms;

- Philosophical and ethical consideration in research design and management of results ;

- Paradigms in the sport sciences: respect for persons and informed consent;

- Implications for student projects – discussion and group presentations.

- From anthropometry to biotechnology: research application in sport sciences.

- Research methods: planning, design, data acquisition & signal processing;

- Descriptive statistics;

- Experimental and quasi-experimental research.

- How to prepare a research proposal;

- Practical work – planning of potential thesis projects;

- Discussion of student projects - Student presentations.

- Research methods & statistics for the social sciences: theory and practical applications.

- Research methods in sport sciences: knowledge and methodology;

- Problem & hypothesis work;

- Validity, reliability, sensitivity, relevance;

- Literature search: theoretical and practical work.

- Writing and presenting the results;

- Practical applications.

- Research Methods in Sport Biology.

- Epidemiology and statistics in health related sciences – Statistical application in epidemiology

ad meta-analysis.

- Inferential statistics – theory and practice;

- Practical work.

- Reporting research results;

- Practical work.

- Hands-on practice using experimental data: Descriptive statics, Inferential statistics, Written

and oral presentation;

- Practical work;

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Additional tools: Orientation to 2nd year; English Academic Writing; Italian for foreign

students.

E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of Foro Italico University.

Exam

Rome location: Essay: 2-6 May 2023 (tbc);

Test: 9 May 2023 (tbc).

(the exam modality could be different in the various partner universities hosting the Module).

Date will be decided also in accordance with the Universities availability to organize the exams.

Exam format:

- Test: up to 10 multiple choice and /or open questions on the entire module program (Available

time: 20’-45’, depending upon the question type);

- Individually written essay (4-6 pages, 1.500-2.000 words) concerning a research proposal on a

topic assigned to the student among the main 1 st year topics. Essay general guidelines and

specific format is available in the Moodle Learning Platform. Available time: 110 hrs. 18 out of

30 points is the minimum threshold for both test and essay. The final mark will result from the

following formula:

[(Essay's points x 2.2) + Test's points]/3

Credits

The programme adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the teaching units, with

1 ECTS = 25 hr student workload. As a rule, 1 contact hr will be held to correspond to ~3 hr of

student’s individual work, accounting for intensity of teaching, amount of study materials,

essays to write, exams, etc. For the evaluation of academic progress, the ECTS grading scale will

be adopted within the consortium.

Student’s Work Loads (Total 375 hour)

Lectures and workshop: 70

Practical teaching and online learning: 60

Individual study: 203

Exam: 42

Module Responsible

Professor Sigmund Loland (Rome location), Professor Arnold Baca (Vienna location)

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Faculty (Rome)

Daniela Caporossi (Rome), Antonio Chirumbolo (Rome), Clara Crescioli (Rome), Rosa

Diketmueller (Vienna), Anders Grøntved (Odense), Emanuele Isidori (Rome), Sigmund Loland

(Oslo), Michael McNamee (Swansea), Maria Paola Paronetto (Rome), Jim Parry (Prague),

Vincenzo Romano Spica (Rome), Giuseppe Vannozzi (Rome), Barbara Wessner (Vienna), Arnaldo

Zelli (Rome)

Practical teaching

Francesca Morino (Rome), Jesper Pedersen (Odense), Roberto Ricci (Rome), Yuri Russo (Rome)

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SECOND YEAR

Module 5: Specialised teaching and practice of physical

activity in disease prevention and rehabilitation

Module Size

30 Ects.

Multidisciplinary components SSD ECTS

Methods and didactics of movement sciences M-EDF/01 6

Elective activities -- 8

Curricular internship -- 16

Specific Condition

This module is entirely in English. The course is structured as two separated internships (15

ECTS) of three weeks each, chosen by the student among the following offerings:

1) Psychology of Sport and physical activity (Oslo)

2) Physical activity and disease prevention in children (Odense)

3) Physical activity and disease prevention in adults (Vienna)

4) Moving in old age – interdisciplinary approaches to the study of ageing (Odense)

5) Movement therapy for special populations (Cologne)

6) Movement therapy in orthopaedic rehabilitation (Rome)

Teaching Period

May – November 2023.

Objectives of the modules

1) Psychology of Sport and physical activity (Oslo)

• Gain knowledge and understanding of psychological factors influencing participation, learning,

performance and well-being/mental health in sport, exercise and physical activity for different

age groups.

• Integrate psychological and pedagogical knowledge in order to develop and implement

exercise training plans and interventions to promote health enhancing physical activity in

various age and life conditions.

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• Expand the knowledge on exercise physiology and theories of exercise training in evolutive

age.

24• Integrate psychological and pedagogical knowledge with exercise physiology and cognitive

models theories in exercise training plans finalized to healthy development and disease

prevention in growing age.

3) Physical activity and disease prevention in adults (Vienna)

• Expand the knowledge on exercise physiology, motor analysis, biomechanics to acquire

practical principles of fitness assessment.

• Expand the knowledge on theories and practical applications of: fitness and wellness

principles; principles of cardiovascular pathophysiology; fitness assessment and exercise

prescription in cardiovascular rehabilitation.

• Integrate knowledge on exercise physiology and cognitive models theories in exercise training

plans finalized to healthy development and disease prevention in special populations.

• Integrate the knowledge on the exercise role on health with those on motor intervention on

adults, to correctly plan a personalized training program.

4) Moving in old age – interdisciplinary approaches to the study of ageing (Odense)

• Expand the knowledge on exercise physiology and theories of exercise training in the elderly.

• Integrate knowledge on biology and physiology of ageing with exercise physiology and

cognitive models theories in exercise training plans finalized to healthy ageing and disease

prevention.

5) Movement therapy for special populations (Cologne)

• Expand the knowledge on theories and practical applications of: movement therapy and

physical activity for special populations; movement therapy in the rehabilitation chain;

coordination training for special populations; aqua therapy; strength training in special

populations.

• Integrate knowledge on exercise physiology and cognitive models theories in exercise training

plans finalized to healthy development and disease prevention in special populations.

6) Movement therapy in orthopaedic rehabilitation (Rome)

• Expand the knowledge on theories and practical applications of: orthopaedic rehabilitation.

• Integrate knowledge on exercise physiology and cognitive models theories in exercise training

plans finalized to healthy development and disease prevention in special populations.

Competences:

When finalising each internship the students will be able to:

Professional competences:

• Utilize the conceptual and practical tools to design, conduct and monitoring exercise programs

finalized to health maintaining and disease prevention in the various conditions and age.

• Utilize the methodological tools in an integrate way, allowing the deep understanding of a

motor intervention protocol, detecting problems and finding solutions.

• Be able to work in team interacting with other professionals, critically evaluating the emerging

technologies in each disciplinary sector.

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Theoretical and Academic competences:

• Starting from the critical reading of literature, identify best practice knowledge to develop

novel solutions and protocols of motor intervention.

Exam

The exam schedules will be defined by the university hosting the internship (see the following

sections).

Exam Format:

The exam consists of an individual written essay and/or individual oral presentation on one

practical aspect covered during the internship, and will be organised and evaluated by the

faculty of the university hosting the internship.

Study Abroad

Essential information to help students prepare for their internship period will be provided

before starting the 4th Module of the first year.

The University of Rome Foro Italico grants a scholarship of € 200,00 to all students attending at

least 15 ECTS in a different country from the one of his/her own nationality, given that

his/her have not benefited of any scholarship, grant or reimbursement (either

from national, European Union or home institution funds) for the above mentioned mobility

periods. The scholarship will be assigned on June 2022 (1st year mobility) and on February 2023

(2nd year mobility), after formal registration of the relevant academic activity.

Students, in addition to the possibility of participating to Erasmus+ Calls (Study and/or

Traineeship), benefit of additional funding issued by the Italian Ministry of Education to support

their curricular internship/s abroad, whose amount (up to € 500/month) is determined on the

basis of the student’s ISEE/family income and assigned upon formal registration of the relevant

academic activity.

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Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Internship in “Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Fall 2023.

Valid for incoming International 2022-24 EMH&PA students to NSSS autumn 2023.

Introduction

Intensive course over two weeks plus one week individual written exam at NSSS, plus individual

written home exam after departure from Oslo.

The course covers selective contemporary psychological themes relevant to understand

antecedents and outcomes of young people, adults and elderly’s involvement in competitive

sport, exercise and physical activity. Topics comprise individual-environment dynamics and will

cover various sub-themes within psychology of sport and physical activity under the umbrella of

generic terms such as motivation, emotions, self-regulation and social influence.

The course will be taught entirely in English.

Aim

Students are expected to gain knowledge and understanding of psychological factors influencing

participation, learning, performance and well-being/mental health in sport, exercise and

physical activity for different age groups.

Learning outcomes

Students should obtain in depth knowledge and understanding regarding:

Motivational, cognitive, organismic and social-ecological theories & models relevant for

understanding participation in and learning, performance, and health/wellbeing effects of

sport, exercise and physical activity

Theories and models pertaining to emotions and beliefs (such as anxiety, stress, enjoyment,

vitality, competence, control and attitudinal beliefs) in sport, exercise and physical activity -

considered both in terms of outcomes and as antecedents of learning, performance,

health/well-being and behaviour change

The role of social influence (such as group dynamics, social support, modeling and

relatedness) in facilitating learning, performance, well-being/mental health for different age

groups in sport, exercise and physical activity

The role of adaptive and maladaptive self-regulation (such as planning, monitoring, goal

setting, self-handicapping etc.) that may facilitate or prevent learning, performance

development and mental health/well-being in sport, exercise and physical activity

Structure and coursework

Part 1: 10 ECTS (Content and course equals course MA401) –

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3 weeks of intensive course work Monday -Friday. Week 1 and 2 comprise lectures, individual &

group coursework, discussion & student presentations of assignments. Week 3 individual work

on written literature review (final exam part 1). Students shall participate actively and

sufficiently in the classes. The student forfeits the right to take the final examination (see below)

if the given group assignment has not been conducted by set deadline, or if conducted

assignment are not approved.

In addition to EMHPA students, internal master students at NSSS (department of Sport and

Social Sciences, as well as department of Sports Medicine) will participate in this part.

Note! Part 2 - 5 ECTS:

Individual student coursework specifically for incoming/non-Norwegian EMH&PA students in

the format of written literature review (final exam part 2).

Evaluation

Group assignment written outline with oral presentation during course. Approved/not

approved.

Part 1: One-week individually written literature review. Guidelines will be given.

Part 2: 14-day written home assignment based on a given assignment question.

Guidelines will be given.

A graded total score A-F will be given for 15 ECTS based on the one-week individually

written literature review (part 1) and the 14-day written home assignment (part 2).

Course co-ordinator

Professor Siv Gjesdal

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University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Internship in “Best practice in childhood physical activity and health”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Fall/Winter 2023.

Specific conditions

The teaching language is English.

The course is structured as an Intensive Program (IP) with a condensed teaching period that lasts

three weeks.

Objectives of the module

The objective of this IP is to provide master level students with research based knowledge and

insight on the field of health enhancing physical activity in relation to children.

In this way, the students are enabled to use their competences achieved for the purpose of

treating a variety of issues in an independent, critical and constructive manner.

Competences

When finalizing the course the students will be able to:

• participate in the development and implementation of interventions and programs aiming at

prevention and health promotion among children and youth.

• communicate and undertake interdisciplinary initiatives on subjects, methods, and theories of

special relevance for the area of childhood health and physical activity.

• deliver high quality work in relation to the multidisciplinary area of childhood health and

physical activity.

• analyze and assess the influence of core determinants of health enhancing physical activity in

relation to children and youth.

• carry out appraisals and counsel on the basis of best available evidence on the relative

effectiveness of various health promotion and disease preventive interventions in relation to

children and health enhancing physical activity.

• identify best practice in order to develop and implement effective and sustainable

interventions targeting the area children and health enhancing physical activity.

Content of the Course

Dealing with best practice issues related to the development, implementation and evaluation of

physical education and other PA initiatives targeting special populations (e.g. schoolchildren,

ethnic and obese children) the program focuses on:

• The academic rationale for the inclusion of sport, exercise, fitness and related health issues in

the public health domain.

• State-of-the-art scientific data on the physiological, epidemiological, psychological,

sociological and social factors underpinning ‘best practice’ issues in children’s participation in

PA and sport .

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• Methodological, ethical and practical issues which underpin scientific investigation and

intervention in the field of child health and PA.

• Opportunities for students to obtain a European perspective on the general topic, and offer

them tools to evaluate how policy issues differ between countries.

• An international, multidisciplinary approach.

Workloads of the students (hours)

40 Preparation for the course (abstract).

260 Preparation and lectures, workshops and presentations.

120 Exam (Essay).

Teaching methods/Pedagogical issue

Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, student presentations and written exams. The teaching

staff will have international scientific qualifications in core fields.

The ambition is to engage students in the organisation, execution and assessment of various

educational sequences.

E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of SDU University.

Mandatory and/or recommended literature:

PDF files of the literature will be available via e-learn platform.

Forms of examination

The exams consist of three parts:

• Acceptance of a scientific abstract of a chosen topic, submitted before the beginning of the

course (internal evaluation). The abstract can consist of either:

- a research project (short introduction, purpose, methods, results, and conclusion)

- a suggestion for a project (introduction, purpose and hypothesis, expected results)

- a review of a specific topic e.g. related to the thesis of the student (introduction, aim,

overview of findings, discussion).

• Passing a multiple choice test (internal evaluation).

• Passing a written essay of no more than 24,000 units’ exclusive references (external

evaluation).

Course co-ordinators

Professor Anne Kær Gejl

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University of Vienna

Internship in “Physical Activity and Disease Prevention in

Adults”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Spring/Summer 2023.

Content of the Programme:

• Introduction

- The Centre of Sports Sciences and University Sports - guided tour ((Dpt. of Sports Medicine,

Exercise Physiology and Prevention, Dpt. of Training Science, Dpt. of Biomechanics, Kinesiology

and Computer Science in Sport, Austrian Institute of Sports Medicine, library, student computer

facilities)

- Health and Fitness in Adults

- Medical check of the participants.

• Planning a research project: literature research, training studies, study design, sample

size, research proposal, ethics commission.

• Fitness testing - theoretical basis and self experience in laboratory and field tests

- Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness (laboratory and field tests)

- Assessing Muscular Fitness

- Assessing Body Composition

- Assessing Flexibility and Balance

- Spine Screening and Low Back Care.

• Theory and Practice of Fitness-related Genotypes.

• Applied Motion Analysis.

• Sports Equipment and Footwear Testing.

• Field trips to a rehabilitation as well as to a fitness centre.

Course co-ordinators

Professor Arnold Baca

Associate Professor Barbara Wessner

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University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Internship in “Moving in old age – interdisciplinary approaches to the

study of ageing”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Fall/Winter 2023.

Background

The oldest population is rapidly increasing in numbers. This goes for a large number of European

and other developed countries, as well as for the least developed countries. According to the

most recent projections the number of European older citizens (65+ years) will increase from 87

million in 2010 to 148 million in 2060.

Aging is associated with a progressive and generalized deterioration of physiological function

which progressively translates into functional impairment, increased rate of disability and

dependency. Also, chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia, and cognitive

impairment, are more prevalent with increasing age.

From a public health perspective, the ageing societies represent one of the most serious

challenges for the future economic sustainability of the health care systems. From the

perspective of the single human being reaching older age may indeed be a very positive and

enriching experience, but also a serious challenge which may turn into poor quality of life.

Regular exercise and everyday physical activity have been consistently identified as essential

strategies for controlling body weight, modifying the trajectories of physiologic decline, reducing

the risk of major chronic diseases and have been indicated as one of the key pillars supporting

medical treatments. Nevertheless, numerous challenges exist when promoting behavioral

changes at individual and population level, such as engaging in physical activity programs and

reducing sedentariness.

IP program: Moving in old age – interdisciplinary approaches to the study of aging

This IP course builds on the background information and scenarios describe above. The IP

combines a biological and a cultural-humanistic approach to the study of aging and movement.

With respect to the aspect of human biology, the course looks at the normal physiological and

functional changes induced by ageing, age-related diseases and the impact of regular exercise

and everyday physical activity as well as sedentary life-style. This part includes lab and field work

(e.g. assessment of neuromuscular function, objective/subjective evaluation of everyday

physical activity, exercise prescription). From the side of humanities and social sciences, ageing

is presented as a social and cultural process with the primary focus describing and making

understandable the cultural history, cultural anthropology, and cultural psychology of ageing

and bodily movement. By combining these different approaches, the student is enabled to find

a way among the current theories of activation, of disengagement and of older people as a social

resource.

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The objective of this IP program is to provide master level students with research based

knowledge and insight on the field of aging and the health enhancing effect of physical activity

and exercise. Biological and humanistic sciences are integrated to provide a comprehensive view

of the complexity of the aging process and to connect lab based knowledge with population

perspectives.

Location: Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern

Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Course credits: 15 ECTS

Language: English.

Admission criteria: students will be admitted according to the following criteria:

A relevant bachelor degree at the level required by the national standards of the

participating institutions

Adequate English language proficiency level.

Teaching methods/Pedagogical issue

Lecture-based topics: Issues are addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective, using teachers

from different disciplines and a number of European countries.

Seminars: Students will discuss the lecture content and formulate questions, ideas, and strategies

for future academic and public health initiatives.

Workshops: Practical workshops related to theoretical areas will be performed as well as student

workshops preparing for student presentations.

Student presentations: Students will be required to make an oral presentation of a self-chosen

topic. Feedback will be given regarding the academic content and the mode and style of

presentation.

E-learning:

Study material and virtual rooms for discussions between students and students and staff, will

be made available on the e-learn platform of SDU University.

Forms of examination

The exams consist of three parts:

- Acceptance of a scientific abstract of a chosen topic, submitted before the beginning of the

course (internal evaluation).

- Passing a multiple choice test & “Meet the elderly”: narrative short essay about moving in

old age (internal evaluation).

- Passing a written essay of no more than 24,000 units exclusive references (external

evaluation using the Danish 7-point grading scale implemented in 2006).

Course co-ordinators : Professor Paolo Caserotti

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German Sport University, Cologne

Internship in “Movement Therapy for special populations”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Summer 2023.

Elective Activities, Internship

The German Sport University Cologne is the only university in Germany, which is dedicated

exclusively to the world of sport and exercise science. All aspects of the exciting field of sport

and exercise science are studied. This expertise concentrated in one location allows for a unique

interdisciplinary approach and provides the opportunity to examine complex social topics from

various perspectives of sport and exercise science. So in the internship, various aspects of

Movement Therapy for special populations are represented. This include theoretical aspects like

“Impact measurement in sports” and “Sports related concussion” as well as practical parts

“sports in wheelchairs” and excursions to a therapeutically horse centre and rehabilitation

centre. In addition, classes in different groups like aqua training are possible to experience. The

table below shows the different courses while the internship.

The exam consists of the preparation of a therapy unit for a group with special requirements.

The teaching language of the internship is English.

Sport/Movement Therapy

Modules of the Internship:

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Summer 2023.

Elective Activities, Internship

Sport/Movement Therapy

Special Module of Elective activities and Internship

Course Hours Lecturer

Methods and Didactics in Therapy ~ 1 hr Dr. C. Wilke

Workplace Health Promotion ~ 2 hr Dr. B. Biallas

Autogenic Training ~ 2 hr I. Konstantinidis

Psychophysiological selfregulation

~ 2 hr Dr. S. Laborde

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Trampoline ~ 2 hr Dr. A. Kupfer

Gait Analysis: Motion capturing

and EMG

~ 2 hr Dr. B. Feodoroff

Sports related concussion ~ 2 hr Dr. I. Helmich

Cardio – Vascular Diseases ~ 2 hr Univ.-Prof. Dr. W. Bloch

Slackline training with elderly ~ 2 hr E. Schulte

Impact measurement in sports ~ 2 hr Dr. K. Petry

Mindfulness Training ~ 2 hr Dr. M. Eberhard-Kaechele

Web-based health promotion ~ 2 hr G. Stassen

Sports in wheelchairs ~ 2 hr I. Stolz

Excursion: Therapeutic promotion

with horses

~ 3 hr I. Stolz

Excursion to Unireha

(Rehabilitation for adults)

~ 3 hr Dr. T. Oppermann

Measuring of Physical Activity ~ 1 hr K. Rudolf

Spine and practical back module ~ 7 hr Dr. B. Biallas, C. Tholl

Jumping and running with a sport

prosthesis

~ 2 hr J. Funken

Return to competition ~ 3 hr G. Scinicarelli

Classes in different groups: e. g.

Spinal gymnastics, aqua training

for patients with orthopaedic

diseases, training for patients with

Parkinson’s disease, Rehabilitation

sports for patients with stroke,

training with neurological patients

Course co-ordinator

Dr. Christiane Wilke

~ 5 hr

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University of Rome “Foro Italico” - Villa Stuart

Internship in “Movement therapy in orthopaedic rehabilitation”

Facts

Credits: 15 ECTS.

Teaching semester: Summer - Fall 2023.

The “Villa Stuart” Physical Therapy department is an outpatient physical therapy clinic. The clinic

provides comprehensive physical therapy treatment for patients of the athletic and non athletic

population. Although the majority of patients treated at the Physical Therapy clinic are seen for

treatment of orthopaedic problems (pain or dysfunction of the muscles or joints), we also treat

patients with neurological disorders.

The internship has been a 3 weeks period focusing on physical medicine and musculoskeletal

rehabilitation. In this internship, each fellow has been challenged with hands on evaluations,

rehabilitation design, educational outreach and injury prevention. The residency program is to

prepare the athletic trainer to be a complete and versatile health care provider within the

orthopaedic clinic setting.

Below are details of the experience provided:

1. The performance of an appropriate medical history on each patient seen that must include

but is not limited to:

- A thorough history of injury or condition

- A primary complaint

- A pain level assessment

- Past medical history

- Quality-of-life and how it is affected

2. The performance of an appropriate physical examination on each patient seen. This includes

but is not limited to:

- Range-of-motion testing

- Strength and/or manual muscle testing

- Sensation testing

- Palpation

- Functional testing

- Ligamentous testing

- Special tests as needed

3. The ordering of diagnostic studies or other referrals under the direction of the attending

physician to include but is not limited to:

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- Radiographs

- MRIs

- CT scans

- Ultrasounds

- Rehabilitation referrals

- Physician referrals

4. The performance of educational responsibilities in specific to the needs of each individual

patient. This includes but is not limited to:

- Exercise instruction

- Answering patient questions in regards to the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and

future care

5. Providing initial rehabilitation exercises and the instruction, demonstration and feedback on

patient performance of the exercises as directed by the attending physician.

6. Fitting the patient with splints, crutches, braces, wraps and other equipment as directed by

the attending physician. The incumbent will also educate the patient on the appropriate use of

the equipment provided to the patient.

7. Use of dynamometry, force platform and other devices used for testing purposes.

Functional Assessment Internship at Villa Stuart Sport Clinic

The internship in functional assessment held at the “Villa Stuart Sport Clinic” aims at introducing

students into the world of post-traumatic functional assessment, a topic that has become of

great interest particularly in recent years.

The clinic has a laboratory equipped with advanced rehabilitation devices, normally used both

in scientific research and in sport field, that allow patients to return to sport practice. Combining

the accuracy of laboratory and field evaluations with clinical routine is a “Villa Stuart” exclusive

peculiarity, confirming its prominent position among the best sport clinics in Italy.

Students will have the opportunity to be part of an elite context in which they will have the

chance of dealing with top athletes as well as learning about cutting edge evaluation and

rehabilitation techniques.

The internship has two main learning outcome s:

1. Allowing the student to approach the use of functional assessment devices and techniques,

such as force plates, surface EGM, dynamometers, accelerometers, etc., that are at the basis of

scientific research in human movement area.

2. Understanding the phases of the post -traumatic rehabilitation protocols, learning about

functional tests that give to the clinician the tools for letting the patient go through the various

phases of the rehabilitation chain until complete healing and return to habitual life and/or sport

practice.

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Evaluation and exams

The evaluation will be composed as follows:

- A general comment based on regular attendance (75% minimum), the interest showed

and the behaviour held during the internship.

- An exam consisting of an oral presentation on either a specific aspect or a case study

handled during the internship.

Course co-ordinators

- Prof. Andrea Macaluso – Dr. Jacopo Rocchi - Dr. Fabiola Remiddi

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ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to attend all scheduled activities for at least 90 % of total timetable. The

professor in charge shall verify and record, as per modalities set by himself/herself, attendance

to his/her own classes.

Students should arrive punctually for classes and remain for the duration of the lessons. Late

arrival at, and early departure from, teaching sessions is disruptive, discourteous, unprofessional

and unfair to other class members and tutors. Lesson may start a few minutes later to allow

academic staff teaching in a different course before his/her scheduled lecture at the EMH&PA

to get to class.

Students who have not reached expected attendance shall not sit relevant exam. Those who

have not reached total attendance in the pertaining module shall repeat the whole module.

Still in compliance with the attendance rule, the absence of a mandatory progression among

modules allows a certain degree of flexibility and individualization of study path for students

with special situations, to be identified by the program coordinator with the support of the

relevant offices.

TUTORIAL SERVICES

The study program offers academic tutors who represent useful reference point to help students

during their studies.

All partner universities also provide tutorial services for students with disabilities and special

learning needs (SLD).

Enrolled students may become tutors responding to calls for tenders for paid tutoring

activities regularly published on the Calls for Tenders website.

Specific information can be requested to european.master@uniroma4.it.

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EXAMINATION RULES AND PROCEDURES

Examination format and schedule

Information concerning the format and the date are specified under each modules/ internships.

For the 1 st year modules, the exam is performed online using the Learning Moodle Platform of

the Foro Italico University, where the information on the practical arrangement is available, too.

Sitting examinations.

All backpacks, handbags, notebooks, etc. must be stacked at the front or sides of the room

before the exam begins. Cell phones and PDAs must be turned off and left in students’

backpacks.

Any materials taken into an examination room, must be in clear sight of invigilates.

Students may bring only writing instruments and such books or materials (e.g. Dictionaries) as

the Teaching Coordinator has authorized into the examination room. Paper will be provided in

the examination room. Any student who brings or attempts to bring unauthorized materials into

the examination room or who refers to unauthorized materials during the examination will be

immediately excluded from the examination and reported to the Chairperson' s Office.

Make up Exam

A student who is unable to take an exam should notify it to european.master@uniroma4.it

immediately. When a student misses an exam for an acceptable reason (having appropriately

notified the Teaching Coordinator in advance), it is up to the Teaching Coordinator and the

student to schedule and arrange for proctoring the make up exam at a mutually agreeable time.

Exam Failed

A student who has failed one part of the examination (either test or essay) but passed the other

one is allowed to re-sit the failed part only.

Not Accepted awarded mark

In case a student does not accept awarded mark, he/she shall notify it by email to

european.master@uniroma4.it within 5 days from publication of results’ pre-view. He/she shall

be then required to re-sit the whole examination (both test and essay) at the first possible

opportunity. Students are allowed to refuse assigned mark only once.

Exam results

Students can view a preview of their final grades online in the E-learning platform (LM67INT

Program General Information Exam sessions and Results).

Italian marking system

The Italian marking system ranges from 0 to 30: the minimum grade to pass is 18/30 and the

maximum grade is 30/30. The maximum grade can be enhanced with “cum laude“ (30 cum

laude). A grade distribution table has been developed for the LM67-I study programme

(EMH&PA) to be used for grade conversion

(available at http://www.uniroma4.it/?q=node/4291).

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Registration of exam marks in the Italian National Electronic system

In order to have assigned marks formally registered in their Italian student career, mandatory

for all enrolled students to finalize the Italian national degree and the joint certificate, two

different dates within the four different sessions (appelli) are scheduled: Early and Regular

Summer, Fall and Winter sessions. Within set deadlines (approximately seven days before

relevant session date), students shall book the mark registration of passed exams in their own

reserved area at www.uniroma4.it platform.

Early summer Session a. y. 2022-23 (Module 1 & Module 2 exams)

6 February 2023 – 1 st date

27 February 2023 – 2 nd date

Summer Session a. y. 2022-23 (Module 3 & Module 4 exams)

15 June 2023 - 1 st date

14 July 2023 - 2 nd date

Fall Session a. y. 2022-23 (Recovery session, Module 1 – 4 exams)

8 September 2023 - 1 st date

2 October 2023 - 2 nd date

Winter Session a.y. 2022-23/ Early Summer a.y. 2023-24 (Recovery session, Module 1 – 4;

Module 5 exam)

5 February 2024 – 1 st date

26 February 2024 – 2 nd date

Written Essay

All 1 st year and most 2 nd year exams include a written essay of different length.

Essays for the 1 st year exams refer to 3-6 pages (1.000/1.500 min - 1.800/2.000 max words,

depending upon the module) manuscript. It must represent in an individual and original way the

critical thinking of the student with respect the assigned topic. Tips on how to write an essay will

be given during the academic writing course. Useful suggestions can be found at

https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/essay-structure.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using or closely imitating another person’s language and thoughts,

presenting them as one's own work, not giving credit to the original author.

Plagiarism is not allowed in any form and in any academic contest, and its consequences will be

severe. Essays and thesis will be checked for plagiarism by the Faculty members utilizing the

PlagScanPro software.

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Essay Evaluation Form

Teachers will assess and grade students’ essay from the 1 st year exam by completing the

following Evaluation Form

Score Level Criteria Comments

Content

30-27 Excellent to Very Good: Knowledgeable, substantive

development of thesis, relevant to assigned topic

26-22 Good to Average: sure knowledge of subject, adequate

range, limited development of thesis, mostly relevant to

topic, but lacks detail

21-17 Fair: limited knowledge of subject, little substance,

inadequate development of topic

16-13 Needs Much Improvement: does not show knowledge of

subject, not many details, not relevant to assigned topic

OR not enough to evaluate.

Organization

20-18 Excellent to Very Good: fluent expression, ideas clearly

stated/supported, succinct, well-organized, logical

sequencing, cohesive

17-14 Good to Average: somewhat choppy, loosely organized,

but main ideas stand out, limited support, logical but

incomplete sequencing

13-10 Fair: non-fluent, ideas are confusing or disconnected,

lacks logical sequencing and development

9-7 Needs Much Improvement: does not communicate, no

organization OR not enough to evaluate

Vocabulary and Language Use

20-18 Excellent to Very Good: sophisticated range, effective

word/idiom choice and usage, word form mastery

17-14 Good to Average: adequate range, occasional errors of

word/idiom form, choice, usage but meaning understood

13-10 Fair: limited range, frequent errors of word/idiom form,

choice, usage, meaning somewhat confusing or not

understood

9-7 Needs Much Improvement: essentially translation, little

knowledge of English vocabulary, idioms, word form OR

not enough to evaluate

Final mark calculation: Total score x 30

70

Examples: Total score = 70 → Final mark = 30; Total score = 42 → Final mark = 18

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PLANNING, WRITING, AND COMPLETING THE FINAL THESIS

Foreword

This section aims at giving the student of the European Master Program a short description of

the rules and procedures the Faculty has set forth for regulating his/her thesis work.

a. The Choice of the Topic and the Supervising Faculty Member

The student should choose the topic of his/her thesis on the basis of personal interests and

knowledge accumulated during the years of the program, as well as on the basis of formative

experiences and research collaborations that occurred within and outside the hosting institute,

University of Rome “Foro Italico”.

In this context, it is critical to ensure that the topic is thematically relevant to the study,

understanding, and applied work in the general area, of “preventive and adapted physical

activity”.

It also is critical to ensure that the topic can realistically be pursued. In this regard, the student

must choose a topic that can clearly tap onto the expertise, competence, and research interests

of a Supervisor who will be one of the many Faculty members who - either in Rome or in the

partner European Institutions - has formally joined the Program and substantively contributed

to its teaching and formative objectives. The Supervisor can also be an external expert entrusted

by a Faculty member in agreement with the Program Coordinator.

b. The Supervising Faculty Member

The student will be responsible for ensuring that the chosen person is in fact available to follow

and supervise the work necessary for the thesis.

Once this has been ascertained, this person will be the Supervisor of the thesis and will be

responsible for ensuring that the thesis work is prepared according to the rules that are put forth

in this document.

The student will be responsible for maintaining a continuing and meaningful relationship with

the supervisor. The student should keep the supervisor informed regularly about the progress

on the thesis work, of the problems that may be encountered, and of any difficulty or doubt that

may arise throughout the work.

The supervisor will primarily be responsible for keeping the student “on track”, that is, focused

on the work and its guiding ideas, as well as for providing the guidance on any theoretical,

methodological, or operational and logistic problem that the student may face.

These reciprocal responsibilities should guarantee, if met, a high-quality outcome of the thesis

work. It must be noted, however, that it is both the Supervisor’s and the student’s responsibility

to establish carefully a time schedule that is sensible to, and realistically framed within the total

amount of 30 credits (and corresponding student work hours) that the thesis is assigned to.

In this regard, the student should carefully plan and organize the whole process, from the

moment of contacting the supervisor for discussing the thesis to the moment of preparing and

handing in the final document of the thesis.

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c. Modalities of Thesis

The value of the thesis must and will be measured according to the commitment and quality

work that the student will be able to demonstrate throughout the process of planning,

preparing, and completing his/her thesis.

The thesis should be an academic writing of a minimum of 60 pages (all included), dealing with

a topic of scientific and/or practical interest in one of the specialistic areas related to the

program, carefully organised and edited. The presentation in front of the Evaluating Committee

(power point or similar) should last 20 - 25 minutes and will be followed by discussion (10-15

minutes).

Out of these general indications, there is no format or modality of thesis that is “mandatory”.

Rather, the student will be free to plan, propose to, and agree upon with his/her supervisor one

of many possible types of thesis, ranging from a review of the literature on the topic of interest,

to a research study requiring collection, analysis and report of data, to the design of a research

project.

d. Phases of Thesis Work

The thesis work would necessarily unfold along a series of 3 phases that are quite typical and

critical to achieving a high quality in the writing and “packaging” of the thesis.

The 1st phase is concerned with the definition of the “problem” or set of questions that the

thesis will address and possibly contribute to scientifically. This phase is critical, and most of the

success of the thesis will rely on the student’s ability to precisely define and articulate this task

for his/her work. In this regard, one of the most important tools is the ability to remain focused

on a specific issue or theme and be able to articulate the issue in terms of a question or questions

that can be answered either directly (via an experimental thesis) or indirectly (via a literature

review). During this phase, it will be critical to conduct a preliminary literature review and

prepare the outline of the whole thesis as closely as possible to the final document, so that the

student (in close contact with the supervisor) will be able to plan ahead his/her work, be it an

experimental thesis, a critical literature review, or a research project.

The 2nd phase should be concerned with conducting a thorough review of the literature that is

necessary to the thesis. One important aspect of this phase is to ascertain whether the question

or theme that has been chosen for the thesis has been answered or addressed by the scientific

community. This is not to say that the theme or questions become unimportant (ideas,

questions, or any theme can always be articulated and developed further!). It is only a warning

to ensure that the student work is framed in the rightful context of inquiry.

The 3rd phase is concerned with the actual organization and writing of the thesis. In the case in

which the thesis is a research (experimental) study conducted by the student, this phase will

involve the organization, conduction, and completion of the actual research.

The organization and writing of the thesis will need to comply also with the criteria that are

detailed below (section f).

It is necessary that the student and the Supervisor carefully agree on the time schedule of this

3rd phase of the work. For instance, a close-to-final version of the thesis should be ready at least

30 days before the office deadline of presentation of the document, so that the Supervisor has

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the possibility to review it and make additional suggestions, should they be needed. Obviously,

this implies that previous drafts have been agreed upon much earlier.

e. Writing Characteristics of the Thesis Document

The document should be prepared according to the following formal rules:

1. Double line, Times New Roman as font, and 12 as point size (or Arial 10).

2. A4 as the page format on only one side of the page.

3. The page number should be located at the top right corner of each page.

4. Left and right margins should be of about 2 ½ inches (about 4 cm).

5. Top and bottom margins should be of about 1 ½ inches (about 3 cm).

6. The front page of the document should include the complete title, name and surname of

the student, name and surname of the Supervisor, and the academic year. A sample of

the Thesis first page is available for download in the Moodle Learning Platform.

7. A second page should include a 300-word abstract of the work.

8. A third page (plus any additional pages, as needed) should include a detailed Table of

Contents of the thesis. The thesis will need to fully comply with this outline.

9. The list of References, to be put at the end, will need to comply with the following

guidelines:

Books:

Jarvie G., Maguire J. (1994). Sport and Leisure in Social Thought, London, Academic Press.

Articles:

Eriksson G. (1976). Minerals and rock throwing. Journal of Sport Management, 15:134-149.

Book chapters:

Vanplew W. (1989). Horse-racing, in T. Mason (ed.), Sport in Britain: A Social History, Cambridge,

Academic Press, pp. 215-44.

World Wide Web Citations:

www.sportquest.com, DD-MM-YYYY.

f. Thesis evaluation and rating (see table below for evaluation criteria)

Supervisor Evaluation

The Supervisor will sign the dissertation, thereby certifying that it is sufficient, and give it a rating

(0=sufficient; 1=satisfactory; 2=good; 3=very good) utilizing the Thesis Application Form.

Reviewer Evaluation

The thesis manuscript will be evaluated and similarly rated (0=sufficient; 1=satisfactory; 2=good;

3=very good) by the Reviewer selected by the teaching coordinator in accordance with the

Thesis topic.

Committee Evaluation

Taking in consideration the submitted manuscript, the Thesis presentation and discussion will

be rated (1=sufficient; 2=satisfactory; 3=good; 4=very good; 5=excellent) by the Evaluation

Committee, usually including also the candidate's supervisor.

The evaluation criteria are reported in the table below:

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Areas of Thesis work to be considered for the rating:

By the supervisor (referring to the whole Thesis work)

Literature: selection and familiarity;

Outline of the research;

Theoretical analysis;

Empirical/constructive analysis;

Analysis of results and conclusions;

Clarity and linguistic form of presentation;

Student’s independence.

By the reviewer (referring to the Thesis manuscript)

Literature: selection and familiarity;

Outline of the research;

Theoretical analysis;

Empirical/constructive analysis;

Analysis of results and conclusions;

Clarity and linguistic form of presentation.

Rating

0* Sufficient The Thesis work is of poor quality but fulfils the minimum requirements set for the master's

thesis (all the evaluated areas meet at least the criteria for Sufficient).

1 Satisfactory The Thesis work is satisfactory and has clear deficiencies, but several areas of the research

exceed the requirements for Sufficient

2 Good The Thesis work is of good quality, includes interesting new information and does not have

any notable deficiencies.

3 Very Good Almost all areas of the research are of high quality, and it produces new professional or

scientific information

* The supervisor holds the responsibility to stop not sufficient Thesis work or manuscript

By the Evaluation Committee (referring to presentation and discussion of Thesis work by the candidate)

Context of research: how well the student has displayed an understanding of the background to the project

and related work;

Organisation and presentation of the contents: Literacy and professional presentation of the thesis work;

Technical content: how well the student displayed the relevant knowledge and skills at Masters level;

Originality: The degree of originality shown, commensurate with a 6 months research project.

Rating

1 Sufficient The background is quite narrow and poorly structured. The presentation of the research

results is superficial, summarizing and enumerative. The discussion does not reach the level

of independent interpretation.

2 Satisfactory The background is loosely connected with the research problems. The presentation of the

research results is formalistic and unstructured, with some errors in the analysis and/or the

language. Although discussion as a whole is quite scanty, it does include pointers to possible

applications.

3 Good The candidate shows in depth familiarization with the background. The data are sound and

well presented, even though some uncertainty exists. The results are clearly consistent with

the goals set for the study. The language and form of the presentation and discussion are

good and consistent.

4 Very good The candidate shows in depth familiarization with the background, with a diversified and

critical use of literature. She/he masters the used methods and the results have been

interpreted consistently and at a high quality. The candidate discussion is independent,

analytical and creative.

5 Excellent The thesis is very clear in structure and shows. The background is of high quality and

diversified and the candidate shows a highly advanced knowledge of the discipline. The

concepts and methodologies have been defined well, and they have been used correctly and

clearly presented. The data has been well classified and analyzed, creatively and without any

faults, and they have been assessed critically. The thesis is highly consistent, while the

candidate presentation and discussion is independent and stylistically excellent.

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THESIS STEPS: FROM PROPOSAL TO ADMISSION

8 months before scheduled thesis session

Proposal of the thesis: a proposal or an abstract of the thesis work (Title, Supervisor,

Abstract, Aims, Methods, Expected results, max 2000 words, references included) has

to be sent to the email address european.master@uniroma4.it and to the relevant

supervisor in copy; the file will be forwarded to the coordinators and they will give the

approval or feedback to improve the work.

TENTATIVE TIMING FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:

Summer Thesis Session (July): proposal by November 30th, year -1;

Fall Thesis Session (October): proposal by the end of February;

Winter Thesis Session (March/April): proposal by August 30th, year -1.

1 month before scheduled thesis session

Delivery of the electronic thesis and the Application Form. Within the deadline of the

delivery of the electronic thesis, the supervisor of the thesis has to send the Application

Form (available online in www.europeanmasterhpa.eu -> Thesis) and the final thesis to

european.master@uniroma4.it, where he/she certifies that the thesis meets minimum

requirements to be discussed. After the deadline, the master office will send the thesis

to the Reviewer (chosen by the Master coordinators).

Remember to use First Page (available online in www.europeanmasterhpa.eu -> Thesis),

signed by both the student and the supervisor, at the beginning of the thesis.

In addition to the above, the following administrative procedures must be completed online in

your own reserved area of the University’s website (www.uniroma4.it) within set deadlines:

RESERVATION FOR THE THESIS SESSION

ADMISSION TO THE THESIS SESSION

Specific, detailed notices will be published in both our university and our programme’s websites

at due time.

Student cohort 2022-2024 - Regular Thesis sessions

Summer session: July 2024

Fall session: October 2024

Winter session: March 2025

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FINAL DEGREE AND DEGREE GRADE

The final degree grade is composed of:

the weighted average of the grades achieved in exams, calculated in 110/110 (66-110)

the points given to the thesis defence (0-11, assigned as indicated above)

The grade thus obtained is rounded to the nearest whole number.

In accordance with the study program rule and regulation (Art. 23) of the University of Rome

Foro Italico it is possible to give the “cum laude” starting from the grade 110/110. The "cum

laude" has to be unanimously approved by the commission.

After successful completion of the program, each graduate will receive:

a) the Joint Certificate, released by all partner universities and signed by the Rector of the

University of Rome Foro Italico on behalf of all University’s Rectors;

b) the Italian National MSc (II level) Diploma of “Laurea Magistrale in Attività Fisica e Salute”,

class LM67, academically recognized worldwide (Bologna Process and Lisbon Recognition

Convention).

Double National Degree will be released in compliance with partner University’s registration and

ECTS requirements.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE

The Higher Education Quality Assurance system has been introduced in Italy by Law n.

240/2010 and Legislative Decree n.19/2012. Following this legislation, the Italian National

Accreditation Agency, ANVUR, has developed its own assessment criteria, methodologies and

procedures to fulfil its tasks, in strict adherence to Standards and Guidelines for Quality

Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).

The Italian Higher Education Quality Assurance system is called AVA (Autovalutazione,

Valutazione periodica, Accreditamento – Self-assessment, Periodic Evaluation, Accreditation)

and is operational since 2013. AVA has been developed in order to pursue three main aims:

To assure that the higher education institutions operating in Italy uniformly provide an

appropriate quality of their services;

To support the exercise by the Universities of responsible and reliable autonomy in the

use of public resources and in collective and individual behavior related to education,

research and knowledge and technological transfer activities;

To improve the quality of education and research.

In each University the Quality Assurance (QA) key actors are the following: the Nucleo di

Valutazione (Independent Evaluation Unit – NdV), the Commissioni paritetiche docentistudenti

(Joint Teaching-Student Committees – CPDS), the Presidio di Qualità (Unit responsible

for the internal QA system – PQA).

Study Course Board verifies annually quality of delivered activities, through students’ survey

and regular monitoring of study course, in terms of passing of exams, duration of course of

study, drop-out rate, as well as of employment rate of graduates through follow-up surveys.

Monitoring of quality of performed activities are made through questionnaires available

online, through the reports by the CPDS and through recurring meetings of the Quality

Assurance Committee with job market representatives, in order to better link learning

outcomes to graduates employment opportunities.

Each partner universities also develop additional self-evaluation activities, in order to ascertain

overall student’s satisfaction at the end of each attended course with respect to the activity of

the teaching staff, received preparation, availability and use of facilities and laboratories,

efficacy of organization and services.

Collected documentation are object of recurring analysis by the Study Course Board and of

self-evaluation reports forwarded to the NdV, the PQA and, finally to the Ministry of University

and Research.

Participation of students to the program evaluation procedure is a fundamental process of the

university quality assurance. Evaluation of the teaching activity by students is performed

through the online questionnaires: it is anonymous and it has to be completed before the

exam regular session.

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FINANCES

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT CONTRIBUTION – ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023

1st INSTALMENT FEE € 156,00 to be paid by the enrolment deadline. It includes:

Regional Tax and DSU € 140,00

Virtual duty stamp € 16,00

2 nd INSTALMENT FEE (50% of the comprehensive contribution) to be paid by 15 of December

2022.

3 rd INSTALMENT FEE (50% of the comprehensive contribution) to be paid by 22 of April 2022.

Annual Comprehensive Contribution (depending on the income bracket as hereby specified)

INCOME BRACKETS -I.S.E.E. (X) Amount for 1st year Amount for 2nd year

I bracket 0

II bracket** 23.000

III bracket 30.000

IV bracket ISEE>50.000 € 1.987,65 € 1.877,65

* According to DM 234/2020 the comprehensive contribution is not due for an ISEE value at least up to 23.000 euros.

** According to the D.M. 1014/2021, the determination of the comprehensive contribution students provides for a further

percentage reduction of the exemption graded in a decreased way on the basis of the new ISEE brackets, for the students with an

ISEE(X) income between 23.000

Percentage of reduction of the contribution according to the D.M. 1014/2021

INCOME BRACKETS -I.S.E.E. (X)

23.000

24.000

26.000

28.000

Reduction according to D.M.

1014/2021

ITALIAN STUDENTS interested in benefitting from reductions in the annual all-inclusive tuition fees, by and not later than 30/11/2022 or

in any case without fail no later than 31/12/2022), shall be in possession of the Financial Situation Certificate ISEE 2022, “Dichiarazione

Sostitutiva Unica” (DSU), for services for the Right to Universities Studies (“per le prestazioni per il diritto allo studio universitario”), which

can be asked for free at a CAF (Fiscal Assistance Center) or alternatively on INPS website through their online services (upon registration).

Please note that certificate release is not immediate but it takes 10-15 working days from the request.

ISEE data will be obtained automatically from INPS database and the 2 nd and 3 rd tuition fees instalments will be calculated on the basis of

relevant income bracket.

FOREIGN STUDENTS and Italian students with income generated abroad shall refer to the enclosed document “income generated abroad

and foreign students’ enrolment 2022” and forward requested documents or the “self-certification income earned abroad” form to

segreteria.studenti@uniroma4.it, respecting the same deadline (30/11/2022) and the 2 nd and 3 rd tuition fees instalments will be calculated

on the basis of relevant income bracket.

It should be noted that those who do not comply with the above-mentioned procedures, shall be considered as belonging to the highest

income bracket; the same apply to students who do not wish to present their ISEE 2022.

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SECOND-YEAR STUDENT CONTRIBUTION – ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024

Although the 2 nd -year instalment plan is similar to the first year situation, minor changes can

occur, also in compliance with national rules and regulation.

Instalment amount and deadline will be communicated in October 2023 by the student office in

the dedicated subpage: Segreteria Studenti | Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico"

(uniroma4.it)

Late payments/ not respected deadlines

If you do not pay your tuition by the tuition due date and/or you do not meet indicated

deadlines, you will be assessed the following charges:

Up to a 60-day delay, the late fee is € 35,00.

Beyond a 60-day delay, the late fee is € 50,00.

Second-year enrolment later than 31/12/2021, the late fee is € 100,00.

Tuition exemption and reductions from comprehensive contribution

Disabled students

A. Students with a certified permanent disability equal to or exceeding 66% are completely

exempt from payment of comprehensive contribution and DSU tax, except for the

virtual duty stamp (€ 16,00).

B. Students with a certified permanent disability between 33% and 65% shall pay the 1st

tuition fee instalment but are offered a partial exemption from contributions (2nd

tuition fee instalment) of €300, 00.

Students from Partner Universities (agreement signed with consortium universities)

The first two best students of each partner university in the ranking list are exempt from

payment of the comprehensive contribution, whereas they have to pay the virtual duty

stamp (€ 16,00) and DSU Regional Tax (€ 140,00) for each academic year, provided they

comply with the following merit requirements:

a) 1 st year - acquisition of 30 ECTS by the end of the first semester;

b) 2 nd year - acquisition of 90 ECTS by the end of the first semester.

Students from partner universities, with the exception of Italian students, ranking from the

3rd position on, are allowed to pay taxes and contributions of the two-year course in a on

the basis of a fixed amount, without calculation of family income (I.S.E.E.). The set amount

is Euro 3.200,00 (Board of Directors’ deliberation of 08/06/2017). For the academic year

2022-2023, the 1 st instalment fee is € 156,00, the 2nd and 3 rd instalment fee is € 722,00/

each.

Students who have applied for a grant (LAZIODISU)

Students who have applied for a grant shall pay only the stamp duty. However, should they

not be ranked as winner or eligible in the final ranking, they shall pay the difference of the

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1st fee instalment by the 31st of December 2022 and then pay the other fee instalments by

the deadlines.

University staff

As agreed upon in the decentralized bargaining sessions on the 5th of May 2002, the 6th of

December 2002 and the 7th of February 2003, all tenured staff of the University of Rome

“Foro Italico” are fully exempt from payment of contributions and costs. Only payment of

DSU regional tax (€ 140,00) plus Virtual duty stamp (€ 16,00) is required.

Contribution of students exceeding the 2-year attendance

If you exceed the normal duration of the program, your enrolment status will be "fuori corso"

and the instalment fees will depend upon number of credits acquired and number of exceeding

years.

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FACILITIES and SERVICES at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”

SPORTS FACILITIES

Free access to gym (FA4 and FA5) on specific days and times upon presentation of appropriate

medical certificate. If needed, students can be visited and released a certificate by a sports

medical doctor at our university Center of Sports Medicine (room nr 42, in the basement) at the

special rate of € 60,00. Those interested can write to poliambulatorio@uniroma4.it or phone at

06-36733400 (from 16:00 to 18:00) and make an appointment.

LIBRARY

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 13.00, Tuesday and Thursday from 13.30

to 16.30.

STUDENT SERVICES AREA ( email segreteria.studenti@uniroma4.it).

Opening hours: Tuesday from 14.00 to 16.00, Thursday from 11.00 to 13.00.

ORIENTATION, INTERNSHIP AND JOB PLACEMENT (email preorientamento@uniroma4.it;

tirocinio.lavoro@uniroma4.it)

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-15.00

LANGUAGE CENTRE

Opening hours: Monday from 10.00 to 15.00; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00

to 16.00; Friday from 10.00 to 14.00.

CANTEEN

Students can eat in the University canteen (located in the building 4 of the “Foro Italico” map).

Alternatively, students can choose among a great variety of restaurants and cafes in the

university area.

WIRELESS

The university Wireless Network is freely available to students allowing laptop computers to

connect to university network.

Both university buildings have coverage close to classrooms and the library. To login, use your

university email address (n.surname@studenti.uniroma4.it) and password to enter your

reserved area in the university website. Access is possible also through Facebook and Google+

accounts.

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ACCOMMODATION

Students looking for an accommodation while studying in Rome can write to

servizio.alloggi@uniroma4.it.

To facilitate search of accommodation in the consortium universities at discount rates,

agreements with websites specialized in booking students accommodation have been signed:

UNIPLACES (http://uniplaces.7eer.net/c/165028/206497/3534?sharedid=Roma+Foro+Italico)

STURENT (http://www.sturent.it)

UNIVERSITY SHOP

Students are entitled to 20% discount at the new university shop (located in the building 2 of

the “Foro Italico” map) when purchasing university sport apparel.

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PROGRAM COORDINATORS AT PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Daniela Caporossi (Chair)

University of Rome "Foro Italico"

Tel. +39.0636733.212 - Fax +39.06326576 - email: daniela.caporossi@uniroma4.it

Arnold Baca

Institute of Sport Science, University of Vienna

Tel. +43.1.4277.48882 - Fax +43.1.4277.848889 - email: arnold.baca@univie.ac.at

Paolo Caserotti

Institute of Sport Science & Clinical Biomechanics,

University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Tel. +45.6550.3444 - email: pcaserotti@health.sdu.dk

Yngvar Ommundsen/Sigmund Loland

The Norwegian University of Sport Sciences

Tel: +47.2326.2420 - email: yngvar.ommundsen@nih.no; sigmundl@nih.no

Christiane Wilke

German Sport University, Cologne

Tel. +49.2214982.761 - email: wilke@dshs.koeln.de

ORGANIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROME “FORO ITALICO”

REFERENCE FACULTIES AND TUTORS

Teaching Organisation: Daniela Caporossi

University of Rome "Foro Italico"

Tel. +39.0636733.380 - email: european.master@uniroma4.it

Administrative Issues (enrolment, fees, exam reservation, thesis reservation and admission, etc):

Student Services Area

University of Rome "Foro Italico"

Fax: +39.0636733536 - email: segreteria.studenti@uniroma4.it

International Mobility: International Relations Area

University of Rome "Foro Italico"

email: relazioni.internazionali@uniroma4.it

Foro Italico Institutional Website: http://www.uniroma4.it/?q=node/727

Consortium International Website: www.europeanmasterhpa.eu

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PROFESSORS

Surname Name City University, Country Email

Aagaard Per Odense - Denmark paagaard@health.sdu.dk

Audiffren Michel Poitiers - France michel.audiffren@univ-poitiers.fr

Baca Arnold Vienna - Austria arnold.baca@univie.ac.at

Baumann Freerk Cologne – Germany f.baumann@dshs-koeln.de

Borrione Paolo Rome – Italy paolo.borrione@uniroma4.it

Brancucci Alfredo Rome – Italy alfredo.brancucci@uniroma4.it

Caporossi Daniela Rome - Italy daniela.caporossi@uniroma4.it

Caserotti Paolo Odense - Denmark pcaserotti@health.sdu.dk

Crescioli Clara Rome – Italy clara.crescioli@uniroma4.it

Ekelund Ulf Oslo – Norway ulf.ekelund@nih.no

Felici Francesco Rome - Italy francesco.felici@uniroma4.it

Füllgraebe Freya Cologne – Germany F.Fuellgraebe@dshs-koeln.de

Gjesdal Siv Oslo – Norway sivg@nih.no

Grøntved Anders Odense – Denmark agrøntved@ health.sdu.dk

Isidori Emanuele Rome - Italy emanuele.isidori@uniroma4.it

Lenzi Francesca Romana Rome – Italy francescaromana.lenzi@uniroma4.it

Loland Sigmund Oslo - Norway sigmund.loland@nih.no

Macaluso Andrea Rome – Italy andra.macaluso@uniroma4.it

Margheritini Fabrizio Rome – Italy fabrizio.margheritini@uniroma4.it

Migliaccio Silvia Rome – Italy silvia.migliaccio@uniroma4.it

McNamee Michael Swansea - Great Britain m.j.mcnamee@swansea.ac.uk

Ommundsen Yngvar Oslo - Norway yngvar.ommundsen@nih.no

Parisi Attilio Rome - Italy attilio.parisi@uniroma4.it

Paronetto Maria Paola Rome - Italy mariapaola.paronetto@uniroma4.it

Pesce Caterina Rome - Italy caterina.pesce@uniroma4.it

Petry Karen Cologne- Germany petry@dshs-koeln.de

Pigozzi Fabio Rome – Italy fabio.pigozzi@uniroma4.it

Pitsiladis Yannis Brighton – UK y.pitsiladis@brighton.ac.uk

Romano Spica Vincenzo Rome - Italy vincenzo.romanospica@uniroma4.it

Sacchetti Massimo Rome - Italy massimo.sacchetti@uniroma4.it

Schott Nadja Stuttgart- Germany ipsschott@inspo.uni-stuttgart.de

Sgrò Paolo Rome – Italy p.sgrò@uniroma4.it

Temprado Jean Jacques Marseille - France jean-jacques.temprado@univmed.fr

Tholl Chuck Cologne - Germany C.Tholl@dshs-koeln.de

Tschan Harald Vienna - Austria harald.tschan@univie.ac.at

Valeriani Federica Rome – Italy federica.valeriani@uniroma4.it

Vannozzi Giuseppe Rome - Italy giuseppe.vannozzi@uniroma4.it

Weiss Otmar Vienna - Austria otmar.weiss@univie.ac.at

Wessner Barbara Vienna - Austria barbara.wessner@univie.ac.at

Wilke Christiane Cologne - Germany wilke@dshs-koeln.de

Zelli Arnaldo Rome - Italy arnaldo.zelli@uniroma4.it

N.B. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Additional academic staff contributes both in the internships and in the Research

Methodology Module at consortium universities

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MAP OF FORO ITALICO

1. Rector’s and Managing Director’s offices

2. Gymnasiums, Marinozzi Hall, Shop

3. CONI

4. Gymnasiums, Classrooms,

Laboratories, Library, Health Service,

Students Canteen

5. Indoor swimming pools

6. Outdoor swimming pools

7. Sports Centre

8. Canoe Centre

9. Fencing

10. Tennis Stadium

11. Real Tennis Stadium

12. Snack bar, Restaurant

13. Tennis Courts

14. Olimpic Stadium

15. Marbles Stadium

17. ADISU Student Residence

18. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

19. Farnesina Stadium

20. Auditorium, Classrooms

21. Milvio Bridge

22. Duca D’Aosta Bridge

P Parking lot

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MAP OF ROME

Getting to University of Rome “Foro Italico”

Termini Station:

➤ Underground line A until Flaminio + tram 2

➤ Underground line A until Lepanto + bus 280 or 301

➤ Underground line A until Ottaviano + bus 32

Ostiense Station ➤ bus 280

Tiburtina Station ➤ Underground line B until Termini Station

+ underground line A until Flaminio + tram 2

Railway Roma-Viterbo ➤ terminus Flaminio + tram 2

Leonardo da Vinci Airport➤ train Leonardo Express to Termini Station + underground line A

Ciampino Airport ➤ bus “Terravision Shuttle” to Termini Station+ underground line A

Rome city ➤buses 32-48-69-168-200-220-224-232-233-271-280-301-446-911 or tram 2

Motorways ➤ ringroad exit no. 6

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