The UMH equipped the research infrastructure that resulted in the creation of the Center for Research in Sports Sciences (CID) in 2010. In addition to facilities dedicated to teaching, this center has 4 laboratories situated around a central track dedicated to data collection. These laboratories plot the development of several ongoing lines of research in the areas of biomechanics and health (BIOMEC group), motor control and learning (APCOM group), athletic training and exercise physiology (GIAFIS group), and behavioral analysis in physical activity and sports (GICOM group). The CID is, therefore, conceived as a center that brings together research groups developing research and knowledge transfer around physical activity and sports sciences.
At the CID, researchers examine human movement from different perspectives: biological, behavioral, and social. The center's general aim is the multi-dimensional analysis of the determinants of practicing physical activity and sports, and sports performance. Its mission is to promote and develop innovative and quality research in the area of physical activity and sports, and thereby contribute to scientific advancement in this field. For this reason, the CID promotes the dissemination of scientific results from its research in scientific media, encourages interdisciplinary cooperation, fosters R&D, and promotes the transfer of research results so as to make an effective impact on professional activity in areas related to the research topics. It also trains researchers in collaboration with other national and international research centers.