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About the Course

The objective of this course is to encourage a critical understanding of doping. To achieve this goal, this course will rely on a multidisciplinary approach that allow you to see how different disciplines get into a single object, in different perspectives and in often complementary ways. This approach will also allow us to appreciate the complexity of a subject like doping. Doping in sports is a complex practice whose definition and identification is the result of socially and historically constructed norms. This course offers to shed light on the processes that led to the use and prohibition of doping substances. Performance enhancement or physical transformation are two aspects of doping which are seen as problematic, yet even as we speak companies are making fortunes selling body improvement and other forms of “human enhancement” to us. These apparent contradictions will be analysed to show that beyond sanitary questions, doping raises many social, scientific and legal issues. In efforts to control doping, governments and sports authorities have put into place institutions responsible for defining what falls into the category of doping, but also what prevention, repressions and research methods to put into effect. This course will also explore biological control measures such as the biological passport, key legal dimensions, organisations that produce performance, as well as the sociological dimensions of doping. Besides the Professors of University of Lausanne, the best experts of doping are involved in this course: experts from an Anti-doping Laboratory (LAD- Lausanne-Switzerland), from the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), from the UEFA (soccer), and from the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). Teaser: Main Learning Outcomes At the end of the course the participants will be able to : 1. Identify the “cultural” dimension of doping, that is as a historical practice linked to the transformation of social norms, 2. Go from a binary way of thinking - for or against doping - to an understanding of the complexity of this phenomenon which is biological, psychological and sociological, all at the same time, 3. Recognize the institutions, the actors and the practices of the fight against doping, 4. Explain how the social and organisational context influences individuals decisions and how this influence can be reduced by effective prevention measures, 5. Identify how the fight against doping is led and how testing is carried out....

Top reviews


Nov 2, 2017

Doping explained from a different view point, through its history and the `why`, informing about behaviour. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Thank you very much.


Jun 8, 2020

A very interesting course, made engaging by interactions with authorities on the subject. Very well structured.Enjoyed it very much

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By Andrew V

Apr 12, 2017

Very good and well structured course. Very usefull and interesting interviyu


Mar 3, 2016

Fantastic course about a topic I knew very little about. Thanks so much.

By Vinod J

Aug 17, 2018

An excellent course . I enjoyed learning anti doping. A well structured .


Jul 26, 2020

very interesting modules with mind cracking questions....just enjoyed it

By Kushagra J

Jul 19, 2021

Thorough, well versed and very thought provoking. Absolutely loved it.

By Sahil S

Nov 8, 2016

Great course. Fulfill my knowledge needs about sports and doping.

By Edson A M

Oct 27, 2016

Good graphics and great rhetoric of the instructors. Recommended!

By Kketan J

Apr 29, 2018

good course to start with in Sports field . Thank you so much

By Rithvik.R

May 25, 2020

Awesome and very informative, knowledge enhancing course.

By Cem R T

Jun 24, 2019

Very effective to understand the dimensions of doping.

By Idi O I

Sep 17, 2016

Great course! Thank you for making this possible!

By Sandeep T

May 28, 2020

great course for professionals and sports lovers

By Dr R M

Jul 17, 2021

very informative and eye opening MOOC program

By Sanjeev K

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course, have learnt a lot.

By Momen E

Oct 16, 2019

great informations . thanks alot

By Moses K G

Aug 28, 2019

Great course for sport coaches

By Александр М

Jun 11, 2017

Really interesting and useful!


Apr 11, 2020

Very thanks were very helpful

By Henok M

Oct 6, 2020

it has bee a great course


Jul 21, 2020

loved this course!!!!

By Cosmas E C

Jul 23, 2021

Absolutely wonderful


Aug 9, 2020

Very good course.

By Richard A M

Oct 20, 2020

very informative

By camilo e (

Jul 4, 2017

excelente curso

By Cezar B S

Feb 23, 2023

Great course!