Become globally competitive by studying the Best Master in Performance and Health Management at ESEI.
Our Master in Performance and Health Management will allow you to become a pioneer in Sports by building your organization’s Performance and Health Department. This is your chance to learn from industry specialists with decades of experience and a broad scientific background, and to make a genuine difference in the sports sector.
The Master in Performance and Health Management offered by ESEI will equip you for a successful career in the fast-paced world of sports management at all levels. The programme, which is taught by leading professionals and experts in the sports industry, combines a hands-on academic programme with industrial visits, as well as conferences and other events, to provide you with a 360-degree practical education in sports management and health.
The programme also includes multiple local trips to enterprises, football teams, and professionals, allowing students to fully appreciate Barcelona’s booming sports scene. This specialized, sports-focused curriculum is designed for students who want to combine business and sports expertise with a drive to make a difference in the ever-changing global sports market.
One of the strengths of the Master in Performance and Health Management is that you will be able to visit some of the most internationally renowned sport performance centers in Spain and Qatar. You will have the opportunity to enter state-of-art facilities equipped with the latest technology and understand all processes behind the effective management of elite sport organizations. More importantly, during these trips you can experience, first hand, how a multidisciplinary team of professionals communicates and works together to ensure that all aspects related to athletes’ performance and health are carefully addressed.
Learn from the best minds in the sports world. Our faculty consists of sport and health experts with real insight and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to you. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, relevant, and timely programmes that put you ahead of the game.
Do you want to be a part of one of the fastest-growing fields in sports?
Sport coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists, sport scientists, data analysts, and strength and conditioning specialists are all part of elite clubs’ unique multi-disciplinary teams.
Most organizations’ “Performance and Health Departments” still lack effective management to facilitate cooperation among various areas and professionals and improve decision-making and player and team performance. As a result, every organization’s Performance and Health Manager position is critical.
Within our Master in Performance and Health Management degree programme you will learn how to manage every aspect of an organization’s performance and health department from recruitment through to retirement: from human resources management through to training methods.
You will also gain the career-ready knowledge that employers are looking for and increase your career potential and personal brand by demonstrating:
Received from ESEI International Business School, and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
You will work in groups to develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals - just like in the workplace. You will learn to work as a team, negotiate and communicate with other students in your project group.
Received through ESEI’s commitment to project-based learning assessment approach assessed by international faculty with top management experience.
Developed through networking opportunities with top sport and health executives you will meet during your Master programme.
Our Master in Performance and Health Management delivered by ESEI International Business School in Barcelona offers an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Dual Degree (two separate degrees) from ESEI International Business School and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
Performance and Health Management is a growing field, with more and more companies looking to hire professionals who have a deep understanding of how to improve the performance of their athletes.
Here are the most typical career paths which follow on from a Master in Performance and Health Management: Head of Performance, Performance Director, Sports Performance Director, Manager of Performance and Health, Director of Performance and Health, Performance and Health Manager.
Our Master in Performance and Health Management can boost your chances of success as a professional.
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Our Master in Performance and Health Management programme is a one-year programme.
The Master in Performance and Health Management is run on weekends. You will have class one weekend each month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) over a period of 10 months.
We recommend that you attend all classes, but we understand that sometimes it can be impossible. Therefore, our Performance and Health programme attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module without justification. The only reason an absence would be justified is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
Each module within our Performance and Health Management programme has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
Yes! Within your classes, you will have guest speakers in your discipline, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with a real business. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, some of which will focus specifically on Performance and Health Management, and all of which will provide relevant insights for you. Furthemore, you will have visits open throughout the year to different local companies giving you insight into the Barcelona business landscape.
If you are looking for an internship in Performance and Health Management, Barcelona is the perfect city to find one. There are many opportunities in various sectors, so you can find something that’s a perfect match for you! ESEI will post new internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!
We offer assistance with finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. Find out more about our Career Services here.
Our Master in Performance and Health Management is accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-accredited and top-ranking Spanish university that validates and jointly awards the Master in Performance and Health Management degree. We have partnered with UCAM because we believe that it is important for an international master in management to be validated by an institution with high academic standards and with a proven track record of delivering high-quality education.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain two degrees: a private Masters degree from ESEI International Business School, and a título propio universitario from Universidad Católica de Murcia (university qualification awarded directly by UCAM). The title of both degrees will state Master in Performance and Health Management.
You'll be presented with your Performance and Health Management ESEI diploma at our graduation ceremony, which typically takes place in July. If you need proof of your degree completion for work or other reasons, we can provide a signed letter to use as proof until you receive your actual diploma. If you are eligible for the UCAM degree, it will arrive up to 12 months after completing the programme requirements.
You can email us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions about your diploma or degree.
You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our Performance and Health Management programme, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.
Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure you get your visa in time for the start of classes.
We have a unique opportunity for students who are in their final year of their Bachelor degree or are waiting for their final Bachelor degree diploma and transcripts. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into our Performance and Health Management programme before you complete your Bachelor degree, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Master programme.
If your Bachelor degree has a duration of less than 4 years, you can still apply for our Master in Health and Performance Management programme. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us to fully review your previous studies.
First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn't matter where you're starting from—if your level of English isn't as high as you'd like it to be, or if you don't have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with the Best Master in Performance and Health Management in English. So keep reading!
You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.
If you do not have a good command of English —no worries! We'll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your Masters programme. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your programme starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Masters!
Find out more about our English Preparation Course here.
We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in your path is banking on a future above your budget. That's why we offer scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development. Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.
Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best Master in Performance and Health Management. If you're looking to complete your Master's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.
If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.
The compact and intense nature of our Performance and Health Management programme makes it difficult for our students to have an exchange semester abroad, due to the fact that our curriculum must be completed within an academic year.
We've made every effort to make sure that our curriculum aligns with the skills and knowledge businesses are looking for in international talent who have studied the Best Master in Performance and Health Management. And because Barcelona is such an international city, you'll be able to take advantage of the city's status as a hub of industry and business—and all the opportunities that come with it.
For European students who don't need a student visa, you can stay in Spain after graduation and work full-time without any special permit. All you'll need to do is get your Spanish NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) and Social Security Number, and then you'll be good to go!
For non-European students, it's a little more complicated—but not much!
Non-European students who need a student visa to study in Spain can continue to live and work in Spain under an Internship visa which can be extended for up to 2 years after their studies at ESEI. After 3 years of legal stay in Spain, you can then apply for a work permit.
We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study performance and health management abroad are looking for housing options—and we hear you!
Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students. Find out more about Housing options here.
We get it—you want to know what it is like to study business management abroad and what life is like as a student at ESEI. You want to know if this programme will be a good fit for you. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experience with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.
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