Faculté des Sciences du Sport et de l'Education Physique
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International Master in Sports Tourism Engineering

Management, sustainable development, abroad internship

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

 IMISTE program is not open next academic year.

The International Master in Sports Tourism Engineering (IMISTE) is the only master in Europe which prepares specialists in sports tourism engineering though it is the fastest rising part of tourism in the world. It combines the experience and knowledge of 7 academic partners :

  • University of Health and Law Lille 2, France (coordinator)
  • Instituto Superior Da Maia, Porto, Portugal
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaşi, Romania
  • University of Craiova, Romania
  • Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, USA

International Master in Sports Tourism Engineering (IMISTE) doesn’t only prepare high level technicians but introduces an ethical dimension of the sports tourism question. This point is essential because, if researches and conferences concerning “sport and environment” or “tourism and environment” or “tourism and sustainable development” are numerous, real qualification and awareness on those topics have not really been introduced in the existing training courses. The IMISTE will give importance to those topics, environmental and human.

The IMISTE programme is an original 2 years long course taught in English. The high specialization in sports tourism activities from conception to development is associated with an original mobility scheme. A minimum of 3 universities are visited by the students. The 4th semester is devoted to a 4 to 6 months long internship.

International Master in Sports Tourism Engineering (IMISTE) ensures a unique comparative view of practice and theory.

The integrated 120 ECTS IMISTE Course offers a study programme resulting with issue of 2 national Masters degrees (Lille2 + ISMAI) to all successful students, as well as a common diploma supplement.

Graduates should be prepared to work at key position in the development of sports tourism facilities projects, able to estimate the financial risk, to prepare and valuate the economic, environmental and social effects of a project.


- Spatial planning project manager

- Sports facilities director and manager

- Adviser in sports company development

- Adviser in company creation and sustainable development

- Head of Marketing

- Head of communication

- Human resources Manager

- Sports economy researcher

- Event project manager

The outcomes of IMISTE:

  • A high quality pedagogical training which means:
    •  A teaching program fitting to the aim: to train international sport tourism specialists ;
    • To get in touch with high level teachers and professionals in sports tourism ;
  • Various academic papers and articles that will be of interest to the sports tourism academic and business communities thanks to the International Research Network in Sports Tourism which will be in link with this master.