Master’s degree courses
Access methods
2 years
Department of Medicine and Surgery

Course description

The master’s degree course in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activities answers to specific calls from the Italian territory:

  • the age profile of our population is among the oldest on a global scale, with high rates of chronicle diseases, disability and sedentary life, which are connected to important factors of cardiovascular, dysmetabolic and oncologic risks;
  • the Adapted Physical Activity (APA/AFA), which includes the activities and sport suitable for each individual who suffers from specific physical conditions is still poorly implemented in the territory intervention plans both on the public and private side;
  • the rehabilitation through sport-therapy and the promotion of sport for disabled people require updated skills based on the new upcoming technologies, such as e-training and wearable sensors.

This course aims to shape both primary and secondary preventive physical activity professionals and promote healthy life styles and the successful aging, post-rehabilitation operators for patients with heart diseases and cerebrovasculopathies and physical activity management for subjects who suffer from dysmetabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity…) and chronic developmental diseases (Parkinson, multiple sclerosis…) and sports professionals specialized in sports for disabled people licensed to operate in both the public (ATS, IRCSS, rehabilitative institutes…) and the private (societies for disabled sports, companies in the fitness field, spa, corporate fitness…) sectors, with the new qualification of preventive and adapted physical activities kinesiologist (art. 41 G.U. n. 67, March 18, 2021).

Lessons are held in Italian.

Degree classification: Sport science for prevention and rehabilitation
Presidente della Scuola: ALBERTO GIUSEPPE PASSI
Credits: 120

What you need to know

Locally planned admission.

The requirements for the acceptance are:

  • first cycle degree in class L-22  in Physical Activities and Sport Sciences;
  • first cycle degree in class L-33 (ex D.M. 509/99), in Physical Activities and Sport Sciences;
  • four-year degree in Physical Activities obtained according the former normative (pre-Reform);
  • degree obtained abroad and acknowledged as eligible on the physical sports field or with contents coherent with the final purpose of the course.

To be accepted is also required a level B1 knowledge of Italian language.

Once confirmed all the requirements for the acceptance, the individual preparation of each candidate will be verified according to the methods defined in the didactic regulation of the Course of Study.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

School of Medicine
Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese – Italy
e-mail: didattica.medicina@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

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Attending classes

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.