Master of Advanced Sports Performance


Program Description

Humans are constantly pushing boundaries. Year after year, powered by innovations in sports science, elite athletes are winning medals, lifting trophies, and breaking records once thought impossible. The team behind the team is actively reinventing the way an athlete moves, recovers, consumes, and thinks. Dependent upon the sport, athletes must apply high levels of endurance, speed, strength, power, agility, and flexibility, as well as maintain optimum body composition, to cope with the physical demands of their game and to continue demonstration of individual skill without premature fatigue; this renders a carefully planned, effective physical training program an absolute necessity.

The application of advanced training principles coupled with technological, nutritional, and medical innovations, has resulted in the creation of Performance Departments, whose role it is to ensure all components of performance are optimized. It is vital that these departments are staffed by practitioners who have an understanding of the effectiveness of modern training methods, recovery modalities, nutritional aspects, athlete profiling and analysis, awareness of life demands, and the importance of psychology. ‘

The Masters in Applied Sports Performance program will lead students into a sound working knowledge of the factors affecting contemporary sports performance, how these factors interact with and influence each other, and assist in the development of their understanding of the modalities used to enhance physical outputs in the modern sporting arena. Students will learn these through six key performance principles. This program aims to educate fitness professionals on applied techniques and methods that directly affect results on the pitch, field, track, course, or court by elevating the level at which their athletes perform both physically and mentally.


Scholarships up to 50% of Program Fees available

Scholarships are available for deserving candidates. You can apply for a scholarship only after you have applied for this program through our application portal. After submission of your application, you will receive your application number. This application number is required when you apply for a scholarship. 


  • Module 1 – Athlete Profiling & Analysis
  • Module 2 – On-field Training
  • Module 3: Off-field Training
  • Module 4 – Recovery & Regeneration
  • Module 5 – Nutrition for Performance
  • Module 6 – Life Demands & Psychology

Careers and Outcomes

The course is relevant to those interested and involved in the sport and leisure industry eg. coaches, athletes, strength & conditioning professionals, physiotherapists, P.E. teachers, personal trainers, etc. The course may also be of interest to business leaders and managers in terms of understanding what drives performance, staff motivation, leadership, and team cohesion. The course will examine a broad range of topical issues with the sport and exercise psychology profession through the application of theory and research.

  • To provide students with a sound understanding of key theoretical issues within the field of sport and exercise psychology.
  • To enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the application of theory and research to sport and exercise settings.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to gain insight and practical skills that will enhance their work with individuals and groups in a sport and exercise context.
  • To facilitate students in acquiring critical and self-reflective awareness of the individual differences and ethical concerns and implications of applying psychology in sport and exercise settings.


Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at 

Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

  • IELTS 6.0+ , or
  • PTE 50+ , or
  • TOEFL 550+, or
  • Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years

English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

  • Native English Speakers, or;
  • Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;
  • Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, or;
  • 2 years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work




EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions.  EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Swiss Federal Government
  • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
  • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


Swiss Higher Educational Institution

James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.


International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.


International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also uniq ... Read More

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also unique in our offering of several MBA programs with technical specializations and we continue to add more technical specializations as we keep growing. Our 100% online programs are well suited to students from all over the world who would like to receive a high-quality education from a premier European Business School at an affordable tuition fee. As part of the JLI global institution, we leverage the networks, knowledge, experience and geographic spread to the advantage of our students. Read less