MA in Sport Sciences – Sports Training | Antonine University


MA in Sport Sciences – Sports Training

  • 36Credits
  • 2Duration of the program
  • $150Price
Official Name of the Program Master of Arts in Sport Sciences – Sports Training
Official Degree Level Master of Arts in Sport Sciences
Price/Credit $150
Campuses Availability Hadat–Baabda

Program Objectives

The research master’s degree is, by definition, a curriculum that does not prepare primarily to the world of fieldwork, but to that of research. It constitutes the first step towards a Ph.D. thesis. This program allows the students to conduct research projects in sports training to contribute to the development of this sector in Lebanon.

This program aims to prepare researchers in Sports training. Courses are structured in a way to initiate students to research by showing them the latest research related to their studies.


Students wishing to enroll in this program must hold a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Sport. Admission requirements are:

  • diploma in French as a Foreign Language (DELF) Level B2 and Level B1.2 in the English Language; and
  • oral interview with the dean.


Assessment Methods

Depending on the types of courses given and based on evaluative components the system for assessing student’s achievement of course learning outcomes, is set as follows:

  • Written examinations for the theoretical subjects.
  • Presentation and oral defense of the dissertation
  • Master’s thesis in front of a jury.

The passing grade is set at 12/20 for all subjects as well as for the master’s thesis.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

After obtaining the Master of Arts in Sport Sciences, the diploma holder will be able to:

  • transmit ethical values and social values through research done about sport sciences;
  • work in a group as well as work individually in several projects whether at universities or in sports’ institutions, centers and research units;
  • communicate easily in the French or English language (based on the program chosen) both orally and in the written form;
  • use digital referencing tools and security rules in order to acquire, process, produce, and spread information; and
  • manage a research team.

Specific Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Master the research foundations in the field of Sports Training.
  • Identify the researches done in the field of sports physiology and biomechanics.


Job Prospects

The Masters of Arts in Sport Sciences – Sports Training, activities prepares the student for various positions such as:

  • Researchers in sport sciences.
  • Teachers in higher education institutions.


Program Structure

Faculty Subject

Code Course Credits
MRCH 903-EC00 Analysis and Research methodology
Analysis and Research methodology
MRCH 903-EC00
3 Credits
This 3 credits course of 45 hours given in research master helps students to experiment different methods in research in sport sciences. It will help them preparing their thesis based on a scientific approach.
STAT 302-FC00 Advanced statistics
Advanced statistics
STAT 302-FC00
3 Credits
This 3 credits (45 hours) statistics course is for the sport and physical education student in master degree. Topics include statistical data treatment under a statistical software, reporting results in a scientific language, article analysis and follow up thesis (statistical interface)
PHSO 106-EC00 Gerontology
PHSO 106-EC00
3 Credits
The main topics covered in this 3 credits course of 45 hours will be organic, motor, psychological, emotional and social developments as well as their interrelations in the development of a person. The effects of these elements on the motivation to practice physical and sports activities and on the body image of a person will be discussed.
PATH 505-EC00 Pathologies and effects on health and performance
Pathologies and effects on health and performance
PATH 505-EC00
3 Credits
The aim of this 3 credits course of 45 hours is to present the pathological aspects of different diseases, in order to ensure a better understanding of interactions between physical activity and health in acute and chronic diseases.
ESPR 106-EC00 Fitness Assessment
Fitness Assessment
ESPR 106-EC00
3 Credits
This 3 credits course (45 hours) will explore the different aspect of the evaluation of the physical preparation. The student will acquire general information on laboratory stress tests, evaluation of energy systems and all practical tests.
SOCI 102-EC00 Sport sociology
Sport sociology
SOCI 102-EC00
3 Credits
How to understand the development of sports for a century? Is it the sign of a physical need or a cultural norm of the industrial world? The courses will be held in a masterful form, students will face sociological questions in the form of directed works that they will have to formulate masterfully. This course is 3 credits (45 hours).
Subject of specialization

Code Course Credits
ESPR 107-EC00 Principle, method and effect of training
Principle, method and effect of training
ESPR 107-EC00
3 Credits
This 3 credits course of 45 hours allow the acquisition of theoretical knowledge about the physical qualities of athletes. Approach to the biomechanical and physiological issues of their evaluation Definition of terms, objectives, content and training program and its organization over time, overall training load, volume and intensity of loads. Skills targeted: Learning and manipulation of programming tools.
PHSO 109-EC00 Advanced physiology exercise
Advanced physiology exercise
PHSO 109-EC00
3 Credits
The teaching in this 3 credits course of 45 hours focuses on the advanced physiological aspects of physical training: understanding the training load and principles of prevention.
BMEC 201-EC00 Biomechanics applied to sport
Biomechanics applied to sport
BMEC 201-EC00
3 Credits
A thorough approach to the biomechanics applied to sport for physical education master students. This three credits course of 45 hours will analyze the movement and sport gesture
MEMO 401-EM00 Research paper
Research paper
MEMO 401-EM00
6 Credits
The 6 credits of 90 hours dedicated to the essays in research master must lead to a written report which aims to present all the research carried out. This report must be summarized (40 to 60 pages maximum excluding technical annexes). Your memory must tackle a problem. This is the problem statement. Your research will be based on this problem statement.