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Info 2023/2024

Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L-22
Access Admission test
Available places EU Students: 160
Non-EU Students: 5
Locations SAVONA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme LAURA BONZANO
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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The course in brief


The Bachelor of Science in Motor Sciences, Sports and Health offers specific preparation in the field of motor, sports and medical education, with in-depth studies in the disciplines not only motor-sports, but also biomedical, medical-psychological and all aspects of professional culture in the field.

The Bachelor's Degree in Motor, Sport and Health Sciences has formative seat in the Savona Educational Pole.

Learning by doing

Extracurricular elective teaching activities and a series of training and orientation internships allow the student to learn in the field the concepts learned in the lectures.

Professional outlets

  • Organizer and educator of motor, sports and leisure activities in various age groups
  • Sports coach and technician
  • Conductor of sports facilities

What you will learn

motor activities in the aquatic environment

Knowledge of swimming disciplines and water education in the setting

sports psychology

Psychological aspects in sports and correlation between personality and athlete performance in competition

individual sports

Competition regulations, equipment, technical and teaching aspects of athletics, equipping, judo

integrated medical sciences in sports

pathologies and traumatology - therapeutic properties and toxicity of drugs used by athletes

leisure time motor activities

Fitness and body expression in the gym/club, in education, sports, arts

team sports

Theoretical and practical introduction to three team sports: basketball, volleyball and rugby

sports physiology

Physiological activity and thermoregulation under extreme conditions (e.g., in water and high altitude)

Motor and sports activities in the various ages of life

Motor activities for different ages of life for able-bodied and disabled individuals

physical and rehabilitation medicine

Rehabilitation of major neurological diseases with disorders of motor function

Did you know that.

Most of our students find job opportunities in the sports industry as early as their undergraduate studies
You will also have professionals and champions from the world of sports as lecturers
If you are a competitive athlete and you are selected by the UniGe Program for Champions, you will be helped to better balance athletic and college commitments


General educational objectives

Motor, sport and health science graduates must possess:

  • the scientific basis and theoretical-practical preparation necessary for the exercise of the profession of Motor and Sports Education Technician
  • the skills to work in the field of motor activities of educational, recreational and sports character most effective for the purposes of recreation, socialization, prevention, achievement and maintenance of the best physical efficiency in different age groups and different physical conditions
  • ability to communicate clearly with people and know how to handle information
  • ability to collaborate with the various professionals they will encounter in the contexts of conducting motor and sports activities and to operate with defined degrees of autonomy
  • methodology and culture necessary for the practice of lifelong learning
  • ability to critically carry out the reading of scientific articles
  • ability to effectively use at least one European Union language in addition to Italian, in the specific area of expertise and in the exchange of general information.

Specific skills

In the field of motor

  • Conduct, within collegiate settings, motor activities for the developmental, adult and elderly ages, with educational, recreational, preventive, compensatory, adaptive and recreational-sports purposes
  • know the technical, didactic and methodological aspects of individual and team sports activities
  • know the fundamental techniques for preserving and promoting health, including in communities (work environments, educational institutions, recreational entities, and others), through the principles and applications of preventive motor activities
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills on the nature and purpose of Motor and Sport Sciences
  • know the basic technical fundamentals of training
  • .

In the biomedical field

  • Know the fundamental biological organization and basic cellular processes of living organisms, the structural organization of the human body with its main morphological and morpho-functional applications, and the biochemical mechanisms underlying the vital processes of cells and their metabolic activities
  • basic notions of physics and physiology, also aimed at the identification and understanding of biomechanical phenomena
  • elementary notions of the causes of diseases in humans in relation to the performance of motor and sports activities, the relationship between microorganisms and host in human infections, and their defense mechanisms
  • elementary notions of human nutrition and pharmacology, with special regard to the intake of substances that may harm health
  • understand epidemiological data and know their use for health promotion purposes
  • notions of first aid.

In the socio-psycho-pedagogical field

  • Fundamentals of general psychology and developmental psychology to assess personal and socio-environmental conditions of clients considering the specific conditions of age, health status, socio-cultural context
  • know the basic processes of individual and group behaviors; communicate effectively with those directly responsible for implementing motor programs and with clients
  • know the basic stages of the historical evolution of motor and sports practice and its ethical aspects
  • fundamentals of general pedagogy to critically interpret the educational values of motor and sports activities
  • notions of general didactics to be able to execute motor-sport teaching programs
  • fundamentals of sociology to learn about the development of multiethnic society
  • observe and recognize the ways of relating to people in the context of motor and sports activities.

In the fields of legal-economic, organizational-management

  • Fundamentals of public, private and administrative law
  • legal aspects of professions related to motor and sports activities
  • principal legislative norms governing the organization of motor and sports activities
  • standards of ethics related to professional responsibility
  • elements of statistics and computer science
  • adequate knowledge of the general organization of work in the field of motor and sports activities.

Educational activities

  • Teaching in the biomedical, psycho-pedagogical and organizational fields
  • Training internships at sports facilities and organizations, companies, public and private facilities affiliated with the University
  • possibility of stays at Italian and foreign universities, including within the framework of international agreements.


I want to welcome students of exercise science, sports and health in a teaching environment capable of bringing out 'in the field' the specific potential of each individual, not only in study, but also in practical and sports activities. The goal our graduates will achieve will be not only academic but also personal and professional fulfillment.

Piero Ruggeri

Where we are

Savona University Campus
Via Magliotto 2
17100 Savona
+039 019 2194 5100

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Educational Secretariat
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