The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CAFYDE) is offered together with the Bachelor's Degree in Primary School Education, creating a five-year Dual Degree in which comprehensive training is acquired, leading to career prospects in the fields of Physical Activity and Health, Sports Management, Sports Training, Physical Preparation and education (Teaching Primary School Education with concentration in Physical Education (6-12 years) and Teaching specializing in a Foreign Language: English)
Furthermore, 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). Therefore, it prepares students for teaching not only in Primary School Education but also in Compulsory Secondary Education, Pre-university Education and Vocational Training.
January 9 to July 21, 2017.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00 in Cantoblanco.
Course fees: €1,392.72 plus nine monthly installments of €591.36 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 wishing to study the Dual Degree in Primary School Education and in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CAFYDE) is someone who believes that education is an ideal means of making changes in the lives of individuals and in social development. Those who enroll on these studies should be people who, firstly, are highly motivated to discover everything about the teaching and learning processes that lay the foundations of the personal development of students aged 6-12 whom they must teach in their careers and, secondly, people who consider physical education and sport as an essential element of personal development. Aspiring students of the Dual Degree should have the following characteristics: a broad spectrum of cultural, educational, psychological and social interests; the utmost desire to understand human beings and reasonably believe that educational intervention, in both formal and informal education, can decisively contribute to people's well-being. Similarly, it requires students who have strong willpower and who are highly committed to obtaining excellent academic training at university level.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Admissions tests will be held between April 17 and May 10, 2017.
The admissions test consists of four parts: assessment of the student's academic record, a personal interview with one of the lecturers of the degree program, an English level test and a written statement in Castilian Spanish.
In the assessment of academic records, the average grade of the 3rd and 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education and Pre-university education, or equivalent in the case of those from other origins, are taken into consideration. In the personal interview, which follows a standardized structure, academic background and motivational aspects are taken into account, allowing the suitability of applicants to be assessed. The English test comprises a written part (Use of English) and a listening part (Listening). Finally, the statement in Castilian Spanish is to be written on a current education topic and on personal motivations for studying Primary School Education and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
Each of the four parts is given a grade from 1 to 10, and the final average score in the admissions test is obtained by applying the following weighting: academic record (30%), interview (30 %), English test (30%) and written statement (10%). A grade of 5 or higher in each part of the admissions test is required for applicants to be accepted. Final acceptance, however, depends on the number of places available and the grades of other applicants.
In addition, applicants must also meet the following dual requirements to apply for this dual degree:
They must provide a medical certificate that clearly indicates if they are fit, fit with recommendations or unfit to engage in physical and sports activities, with the following implications:
FIT: there are no limitations regarding physical exercise or sports activities
FIT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS: providing guidance and the conditions under which the individual can practice sport or physical activities
UNFIT: in such case, the individual may choose the following categories:
Temporarily for a particular activity or sport.
Permanently for a particular activity or sport.
Temporarily for doing any physical or sport activity.
Permanently for doing any physical or sport activity.
Applicants must also meet the requirements established in the Collaboration Agreement on teacher training between the Community of Madrid and public and private Madrid universities.
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 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.
This Dual Degree program allows students to acquire comprehensive training over 5 years so they can 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).
In addition to the subjects of the Dual Bachelor's Degree, it also possible to study specific subjects of Ecclesiastical Diploma of Academic Proficiency (DECA).
Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences + Primary School Education can work as teachers in educational centers in the public (by passing competitive exams), subsidized or private (from the Spanish State) spheres, as well as in the EU member states at the Primary Education stage (6-12 years). The Dual Degree allows students to teach all subjects, except Music Education, at that stage of education. Furthermore, they may also take up positions in the following professional sectors: teaching Physical Education, sports training, physical activity and health, sports management and recreational sports.
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.
Other programs related to the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education are:
On the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education students can spend one academic year abroad.
On the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education, 35 credits are allocated to curricular internships.
On the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education students can spend two months on a pre-professional (two-month) internship at a foreign educational centre during the program (in Spanish or English).
On the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education students can complete a post-professional (two-month) internship in Latin America, upon completion of the program.
With the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education, students have a curricular internship in Madrid, in 4th Year, at an international bilingual school.