Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences


Submission of applications
Not offered as an individual program.


Duration: Four years.
Full-time study.


Estudy in C. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 3-5


Open Days
March 11, 2017 at 10:00h


Information session
January 27, 2017 at 17:00h


Credits 240 ECTS
Places available 50, Spanish
 

Comillas does not offer this degree as an individual program, but rather in dual format combining a second Bachelor's Degree.

The area of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences is a multi- and interdisciplinary area of knowledge that encompasses an extensive range of content, all of which aim to provide data that allows all the different aspects of physical and sports activity to be analyzed from different perspectives, ranging from education, health and quality of life, sports performance, and leisure and recreation management via physical and sports activities.

The approach to the degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences is different to that at the majority of other EU Universities, in terms of the training and focus of studies, and the way in which they are studied. With regard to the training contents, we can divide their characteristics into four models: The scientific model is characterized by focusing on applied sciences, with little involvement of practical contents. The sports model prioritizes specific contents of a more practical nature (sports). The professional intervention model is that in which knowledge applied to the professional field is emphasized and The balanced model is that in which knowledge of applied science, practical knowledge and applied knowledge are balanced out.


Duration:

four years.

Places available:

50

Submission of applications:

Not offered as an individual program.

Information on documentation to be submitted

Open Days:

Saturday 11 March 2017 at 10:00 on Cantoblanco campus.

Financial information:

Information about Study Grants

Information about "Educa el Talento" Grants

Timetables:

Full-time study.

Information points:

Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid 
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 13:30 and Monday to Thursday 15:30 to 20:00.

Applicant profile:

The recommended applicant profile for those wishing to study the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports 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 accessing these studies should consider physical education and sport as essential elements of personal development. Aspiring students of the degree should have the following characteristics: a broad spectrum of cultural, educational, psychological and social interests; the utmost desire to understand human beings and to 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.

Admission requirements:

Completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course in the Spanish Education System or in another declared equivalent, as well as successful completion of the university admissions test.

  • Holders of Advanced Professional Training certificates/diplomas.

  • Students from foreign education systems:

    • In education systems of EU member States or of other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in order to mutually recognize completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course, students holding the European Baccalaureate or those holding the International Baccalaureate Diploma must accredit compliance with admission requirements by obtaining the accreditation from the National University for Distance Education (UNED).

    • Education systems from NON-EU member states or where there are no international agreements signed to recognize completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course must accredit compliance with admission requirements by obtaining the Official accreditation of completion of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course.

  • Other forms of admission to the Spanish University System: see Royal Decree 412/2014, dated 6 June, which defines the basic regulations of the admission procedures to official university Bachelor's Degree studies.

Admissions process and criteria:

Admissions tests will be held between April 7 and May 14, 2016.

The admissions tests consist of four parts: assessment of the student's academic record, a personal interview with one of the lecturers on 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 backgrounds, 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 Sports Sciences.

Each of the four parts is given a grade from 1 to 10, and the final average score of the admissions tests 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 tests 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 degree:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Services for students with special needs:

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 the specific needs in each case, are explained. The "Request for adaptation of the admissions test" 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. 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 Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.


Support Program for Students with Disabilities

After completing the four academic years, students will receive the following qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.

This Bachelor's Degree allows students to acquire comprehensive training over four years so they can work in the following areas:

  • Physical Activity and Health (fitness, well-being, personal training, prevention and rehabilitation of sport injuries, adapted physical activities, etc.).
  • Sports Management (marketing, organization and management of businesses and sports centers, sports events, etc.).
  • Recreational Sports.
  • Sports Training.
  • Physical preparation.

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).

Graduate profile

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 degree allows students to teach all subjects at that stage of education, except Music 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.

GENERAL SKILLS

  • CG01 - Ability to search for and manage information in the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • CG02 - Ability to analyze and summarize data and information relevant to the professional field of Physical and Sporting Activity.
  • CG03 - Ability to organize and plan your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG04 - Ability to use Information and Communication Technology applicable to the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • CG05 - Ability to express yourself correctly, both orally and in writing, in your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG06 - Ability to work in a team and to form interpersonal relationships in your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG07 - Ability to use critical and self-critical reasoning in your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG08 - Ability to learn to make decisions independently that are based on professional problems in the field of Physical and Sporting Activity.
  • CG09 - Ability to recognize diversity and multiculturalism, and adequately handle them in your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG10 - Ethical commitment in the professional work of Physical and Sporting Activity.
  • CG11 - Ability to carry out your profession in the field of Physical and Sporting Activity with meticulousness and quality.
  • CG12 - Ability to adapt to new situations and work creatively in the field of Physical and Sporting Activity.
  • CG13 - Ability to express yourself correctly, both orally and in writing, in a foreign language (level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages) in your work as a Physical and Sporting Activity professional.
  • CG14 - Ability to carry out your profession in the field of Physical and Sporting Activity with initiative and leadership.

SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • CE 01 - Knowing about and understanding the physiological and biomechanical factors that determine the practice of physical and sporting activity.
  • CE 02 - Knowing about and understanding the effects of practicing physical exercise on the structure and purpose of the human body.
  • CE 03 - Knowing about and understanding the behavioral and social factors that determine the practice of physical and sporting activity.
  • CE 04 - Knowing about and understanding the effects of practicing physical exercise on the physiological and social aspects of humans.
  • CE 05 - Knowing about and understanding the fundamentals, structures and functions of human motor skills and patterns.
  • CE 06 - Knowing about and understanding the fundamentals of sport.
  • CE 07 - Knowing about, understanding and knowing how to adapt physical activity to evolutionary development and to the biophysiological level of those who practice physical and sporting activity.
  • CE 08 - Knowing about and using the most common measurement and instrumentation protocols in the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • CE 09 - Distinguishing and relating the role of physical activity and sport to the development of society and history.
  • CE 10 - Knowing about the foundations of the research methodology applied to physical activity and sport.
  • CE 11 - Designing, developing and evaluating the teaching-learning processes for physical and sporting activity, paying attention to the individual and contextual characteristics of people.
  • CE 12 - Promoting and assessing the formation of long-lasting and independent habits of practicing physical and sporting activity among the various profiles of the population.
  • CE 13 - Applying the anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, behavioral and social principles to the different professional spheres of physical and sporting activity.
  • CE 14 - Identifying the health risks associated with practicing unsuitable physical activities.
  • CE 15 - Selecting and knowing how to use the sports material and equipment in the different spheres of physical and sporting activity.
  • CE 16 - Planning, developing and assessing the implementation of sporting programs at different levels.
  • CE 17 - Applying the basic training principles to diverse populations.
  • CE 18 - Developing physical abilities in diverse populations.
  • CE 19 - Assessing the physical condition and recommending physical exercises focused on the health of the different types of people.
  • CE 20 - Ability to assess the importance of sport in the comprehensive, physical and emotional development of people.
  • CE 21 - Ability to be aware of the contribution of sport to the development of non-competitive values of cooperation, collaboration and teamwork.

 

Cantoblanco

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Transport: (Timetable)
Local Trains: Universidad P. Comillas 
Buses: Lines 827, 827A, 828, 714

 

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has exchange agreements with over 60 foreign universities on 4 continents (bilateral agreements under the Socrates-Erasmus framework) and with 6 national universities (SICUE framework).

The following exchange agreements are currently in place for this degree:

Table: Universities with exchange agreements for the area of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

Country

Name of the University

Website

Australia

TheUniversity of Sydney

www.usyd.edu.au/

La Trobe University, Melbourne

www.latrobe.edu.au/

Charles Sturt University

www.csu.edu.au/

Australian Catholic University

www.acu.edu.au/international

University of Western Sydney

www.uws.edu.au

University of Queensland

www.uq.edu.au/

Canadá

York University

www.yorku.ca

Université de Sherbrook (CREPUQ)

www.usherbrooke.ca/etudiants-internationaux/english/being-an-exchange-student-at-udes/contacts/

Université de  Montreal (Quebec) - (CREPUQ)

www.uqam.ca

University of Alberta, Edmonton

www.ualberta.ca

McGill University, Montreal

www.mcgill.ca/

Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke-  (CREPUQ)

www.ubishops.ca

     

Chile

Universidad Católica de Valparaiso

www.uv.cl

Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez

www.ucsh.cl

     

México

Universidad Marista de Valladolid

 
     

Brasil

Universidad Pontificia Católica PUC Campinas

 
     

EEUU

Arcadia University

 

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

www.canisius.edu

University of Texas at Austin

www.utexas.edu

University of Miami

www.miami.edu

University of Dayton

www.udayton.edu/

Elmhurst College, Chicago

www.public.elmhurst.edu/

Upper Iowa University

www.uiu.edu

John Carrol University

www.jcu.edu/index.php

High Point

http://www.highpoint.edu/

University of Kansas

www.studyabroad.ku.edu

California State University Monterey Bay

http://international.csumb.edu

Seattle University

www.seattleu.edu/

Carroll College

www.carroll.edu/

Western Carolina University

http://www.wcu.edu/

Bowling University

www.bgsu.edu

     

Nueva Zelanda

Puerto Rico

Reino Unido

Finlandia

Bélgica

Dinamarca

Holanda

Estonia

Auckland University of Technology

www.aut.ac.nz

Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico

www.pucpr.edu

Liverpool Hope University College

www.hope.ac.uk

Newman University College

www.newman.ac.uk

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

 

Universidad Libre de Bruselas

 

University College Lillebaelt

 

University of Ghent

 

HANUniversity of Applied Sciences

 

University of Tartu

 
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