If you enjoy practising sport and you'd like to work as a Physical Education teacher, fitness trainer or sports coach, the study of Physical Activity and Sport Science (CAFYDE) is just what you're looking for.
The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science (CAFYDE) is offered jointly with the Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education, combining for a dual degree program of 5 years duration. This dual degree allows students to acquire comprehensive training that offers professional opportunities in the areas of physical activity and health, sports management, sports training, physical preparation and the educational sector and also as a teacher in Primary Education with a concentration in Physical Education (6-12 years) and as a specialist teacher in English as a Foreign Language.
You may also practise as a Physical Education teacher at Compulsory Secondary, Pre-university and Professional Training levels (12-18 years) if you complete your training with the Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education.
Moreover, if you wish you can also obtain the Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Proficiency (DECA) holders of which may teach Religion.
November 24 to June 29, 2018
March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
April 13, 2018
Course fees: €1,318.98 plus nine monthly installments of €560.04 each.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
The recommended applicant profile for those who want to study the Double Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Science (CAFYDE) and Primary Education is that of a person interested not only in sports, but also in the promotion of physical activity as an essential element in personal development and well-being, and who would like to share this knowledge with others as a coach or teacher of Physical Education, a sports manager or a promoter of activities related to sport and health inside or outside the educational environment.
In addition, the candidate, as a future teacher, should believe that education is an essential medium in the growth and development of children from 6 to 12 years of age, helping, through the education of future citizens, to create increasingly just and supportive societies, better prepared to face the challenges of the future. If you want to be a teacher, you should have a great interest in understanding human beings and a reasonable trust that educational intervention, both formal and informal, can contribute decisively to the well-being of people. Likewise, the student is required to have a strong desire to strive to achieve an excellent academic result at university level and be characterized by cultural, educational, psychological and social interests.
To begin your studies, it is an indispensable condition to prove that you meet the legal requirements for university access.
The admission tests will be convened from 24 November to 29 June 2018.
The selection tests consist of four components:
assessment of the academic record,
a personal interview with one of the teachers of the course,
an English level test and
an essay in Spanish.
In order to assess the academic record, the average grades of 3rd and 4th year of ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) and of Bachillerato (A-levels) or their equivalents in the case of students from other countries will be taken into account. In the personal interview, special attention will be given to those aspects of academic history and motivation that make it possible to assess the student’s suitability for the course applied for. The English test will consist of a written part (Use of English) and a listening part (Listening). Finally, the essay in Spanish will deal with a current educational topic and the student’s personal motivations for studying Physical Activity and Sports Science and Primary Education.
Each of these four elements will have an associated score of 1 to 10 and the average final rating in the admission tests will calculated according to the following proportions:
Academic record (30%),
English test (30%),
In order to be admitted it will be necessary to have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the sections of the admission tests. The final admission, however, will depend on the number of places offered and the grades of the other candidates.
Furthermore, in order to apply for admission to this double degree, candidates must submit a RESPONSIBLE DECLARATION that they meet the appropriate physical conditions for the sports activities required to pass the degree programme in Physical Activity and Sport Science.
Those students who come from the Senior Technician in Direction of Physical and Sports Activities (TAFAD) course may request the recognition of subjects taken for others from CAFYDE, up to 54 ECTS.
The Head of Studies and the Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are in charge of the admissions process for the Dual Degree in Primary School Education, Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
Students with physical disabilities can find further information and receive individualized support at the Social Work Unit. This service provides a Support Program for Students with Disabilities. Information about this program can be found on the Support Program for Students with Disabilities website, where the technical and social resources and support to facilitate integration in the University in line with specific needs in each case are explained. The "Request for adaptation of the admissions exam" document is also available under these resources. The particular requirements in each case with regard to the Admissions process should be clearly noted. Once accepted, students with disabilities will receive personalized support through action coordinated by the Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, the Head of Studies, course tutors and the Social Work Unit, who monitor the integration of students in the University, evaluate each case and, if necessary, make the corresponding curricular adaptations pursuant to Article 14 of Real Decree 1393/2007 of October 29. The Comillas Pontifical University has a Support Guide for Academic Staff which contains relevant information on the services for students with special needs.
The Curriculum of the Double Degree in CAFYDE and Primary Education is carried out in 5 academic years, during which the subjects of both degrees are studied simultaneously, both degrees being completed after five years.
After completing the five academic years, students will receive the following qualifications:
This Dual Degree program will allow the student to acquire 5 years’ comprehensive training in order to work in the following areas:
After studying the Master's Degree in Teaching Secondary and Pre-university Education, graduates can become physical education teachers in Secondary and Pre-university education, and in Vocational Training areas (12-18 years) and in subjects related to the area of Geography and History.
You can also study the specialty of Educational Guidance, which would enable you to be a counsellor at secondary and sixth form level.
The graduate in CAFYDE + Primary Education can occupy jobs in the following professional sectors: Physical Education teaching, sports training, physical activity and health, sports management and recreation. He or she can also work as a teacher in state schools (through public entrance exams), private schools and privately-owned but state-funded schools in the Spanish state or in the EU member countries, at the Primary Education level (6-12 years). The qualification allows the graduate to teach all the subjects of the level, except Music.
External curricular teaching placements begin in the 2nd academic year of the Dual Degree and account for 35 ECTS.
To implement this Dual Degree, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has established an Educational Cooperation Agreement with the Council of Alcobendas to allow students of the university to use all of the municipal sports centers. The sports centers available for this purpose are as follows:
Valdelasfuentes Sports City (Ciudad Deportiva de Valdelasfuentes). It has the following facilities:
José Caballero Sports Center. It has the following facilities, with sports halls:
Additionally, Comillas had an extensive network of educational centers (public, private and subsidized) in the Community of Madrid where student placements can be carried out.
The teaching option Comillas International of the Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary School Education is a free elective and is based on four parts:
Anyone who has completed a placement abroad lasting one academic year and has carried out pre- and/or post-professional placements will receive an accredited diploma from the university.