Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Anti-Doping for Sport

A new 4 week certified education programme on Anti-Doping for Sport with the University of Lausanne's centre for Research and Expertise in anti-Doping sciences (REDs) will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2019 and 2020.  The programme is a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) and will give participants a better understanding of all the issues involved in anti-doping, from general organisation to the science and biology, testings and investigations and the legal framework.  The 4 one week modules are spread over 2 two week session, in March 2019 and March 2020. 


The aim of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is to give the opportunity to participants to better understand how sports organisations tackle current challenges of doping and of the fight against doping.  The program provides organisational, scientific, ethical, sociological and legal insights into the field of doping and anti-doping and will give a thorough understanding of how anti-doping operates on a national and international level. The course requires participants to take part in two compulsory two-weeks modules with lectures from experts in the fields of anti-doping sciences, from laboratory directors to arbitration lawyers. The programme is directed by Prof Martial Saugy and Dr Raphael Faiss from the University of Lausanne's centre for Research and Expertise in anti-Doping sciences (REDs) and is being administered by the AISTS.  

Objectives of the Cas

  1. to understand the general organisation of anti-doping in an international context
  2. to identify the main actors and stakeholders of the fight against doping in sports
  3. to gain specialised and up-to-date knowledge in the field of science and biology for anti-doping
  4. to expand the operational knowledge of testing and investigations in an anti-doping context
  5. to broaden the perspective with an understanding of the legal environment from legislation to sanctioning
  6. to discuss the future challenges for the sport movement
  7. to establish fruitful exchanges for a wider network amongst practitioners


This course is intended for professionals who wish to gain comprehensive knowledge and competence in the diverse aspects of doping and anti-doping in sport. The course is open to practitioners from any discipline related to anti-doping sciences and operations holding a University degree (at least BSc) or any equivalent degree of a higher education academic or professional program.


4 one week modules 

18 - 29 MARCH 2019

• The World anti-doping code and the international standards
• The main actors of the fight against doping
• The future challenges for the sport movement
• Historical and sociological perspective


• Prohibited substances and physiology
• Doping: health issues and trends
• Tests and analyses
• Detection of doping substances
• The athlete biological passport (ABP)
• Performance & confounding factors

16 - 27 MARCH 2020

• Planning and targeting (RTP and TDP)
• Sports specific analyses (TDSSA)
• Intelligence testing and sample collection
• Forensics for anti-doping


• Legislation for anti-doping – the Code
• Good practice for operations in anti-doping
• Results management
• Inhouse arbitration in sports federation
• Sanctioning – CAS arbitration

SPeakers list

Mr. Frédéric Donzé, Chief Operating Officer, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Montréal, Canada
Prof. Ulrich Haas, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Francesco Botrè, Director of the Rome Anti-Doping Laboratory, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome ‘’La Sapienza’’, Italy
Prof. Peter van Eenoo, Director of the Ghent Anti-Doping Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Tiia Kuuranne, Director of the Lausanne Anti-Doping Laboratory, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Francesca Rossi, Director, Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF), Aigle, Switzerland
Mr. Benjamin Cohen, Director General, International Testing Agency (ITA), Lausanne, Switzerland
Mr. Jeremy Luke, Senior Director, Sport Integrity, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES), Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Giuseppe d’Onofrio, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy
Prof. Yorck Olaf Schumacher, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
Prof. Sigmund Loland, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Ethics Panel, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), Oslo, Norway

Full speakers list avaliable here


Applicants must apply online via the link below and are required to submit, in a single PDF document, a one-page motivation letter, a full cv, a copy of their passport, an electronic passport photo as well as copies of any relevant certificate or diploma.

Register by the 30th of November 2018 at www.unil.ch/reds
Fee: 8'900 CHF

Includes: course materials, examination fees, coffee & lunch

More information about the programme is available here or you can mail reds@unil.ch

About the REDs

The centre for Research and Expertise in anti-Doping sciences (REDs) was created as an international reference centre to perform independent research and provide expertise with a multidisciplinary and innovative approach in anti-doping sciences. Additionally, the ambition is to provide initial training in the field of doping and the fight against doping at Masters and PhD levels but also specialise in continuing education for coaches, managers, supervisor, and doctors assisting in the advancement of anti-doping.  With the status of an independent observatory at the University of Lausanne, the REDs develops activities in a coordinated approach to promote the fight against doping in national and international associations, support the international network of laboratories and facilitate the fight against doping directly in sports teams.$

About the AISTS

The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), one of the world’s premier Sports Management education and research academies, is committed to professionalising sports management through the three core activity areas of continuing education, applied research and providing an engaging platform for industry connections.

Founded as a not-for-profit foundation in 2000, AISTS Founding Members: the International Olympic Committee, the EPFL, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud, all recognise the importance of meeting the evolving knowledge needs of today’s sports managers.

AISTS Founders