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Sports Performance

Start moment
20 weeks
Contact hours
14 per week

  • About Sports Performance
  • Program
  • Recognition
  • Start date & how to apply
  • Contact

About Sports Performance

Elite athletes always strive to improve their performance and in order to achieve this physical training is a necessity these athletes. Physical training has to be effective and negative side effects of training need to be reduced as much a possible. On top of that physical training needs to be strategically scheduled within an annual schedule.

In addition, a lot of people want to achieve personal (sport) goals, such as running a marathon, participate in a cycling granfondo or improving functional strength to name a few. In order to achieve these goals, more and more people are looking for professional trainers and are willing to invest in their training programs.

In this course, you will develop yourself as a strength and conditioning specialist by acquiring a large theoretical and practical background about functional, sport-specific physical training and you will learn how to apply this knowledge in an authentic environment. 

Contact hours: ±14 hours per week

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The course has a task-based approach and is based on a profile of a strength and conditioning (S&C) specialist in which 8 core-tasks that an S&C specialist performs daily are described. The course consists of 4 modules that focus on these tasks. In these modules you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills about several different topics, such as motor learning, exercise physiology and sport specific strength training. In addition, you are going to acquire the necessary (strength) training skills to optimally train (elite) athletes.

In addition, you are required to participate in an internship where you are able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course in an authentic environment.

You will receive 30 credits (ECTS) after meeting the following criteria:

How will your course program be recognized by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognized throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognized and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works. 

Academic dates study semesters

Fall Semester 2023: August 28 2023 – February 2 2024

Deadline for application Fall semester 2023

May 2023

Contact person for information about the program Sports Performance:

Contact Persons: Mr. Wilko van Dijk
E-Mail: sportsperformance@fontys.nl


Visiting address: Theo Koomenlaan 3, Eindhoven
Post address: P.O. Box 347, 5600 AH Eindhoven, the Netherlands