Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences


Submission of applications:
Not offered as an individual program.

Duration:
4 years (Full-time study)
 


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Credits: 240 ECTS
 

Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE does not offer this degree as an individual qualification, only as part of the dual degree format.

The Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Science and Primary Education gives you the opportunity to acquire comprehensive training that offers professional opportunities in the area of physical activity and health, sports management, sports coaching, physical preparation and the educational sector.

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


Duration:

four years.

Submission of applications:

Not offered as an individual program.

Information on documentation to be submitted

Open Days:

Coming soon.

Financial information:

Information about Study Grants

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Timetable:

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
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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:

To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.

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.

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

 

GENERAL SKILLS

  • GS01 - Ability to search for and manage information in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS02 - Ability to analyse and synthesize data and information relevant to the professional area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS03 - Ability to organise and plan in one's work as a Physical Activity and Sports professional.
  • GS04 - Ability to use Information and Communication Technologies applied to Physical Activity and Sport Science.
  • GS05 - Ability to communicate correctly, both orally and in writing, in the performance of one's work as a Physical Activity and Sport professional.
  • GS06 - Ability to work in a team and to establish interpersonal relation in one's work in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS07 - Ability for critical reasoning and self-criticism in the practice of one's work as a Physical Activity and Sport professional.
  • GS08 - Ability to learn to make decisions autonomously and based on professional questions in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS07 - Ability for critical reasoning and self-criticism in the practice of one's work as a Physical Activity and Sport professional.
  • GS10 - Ethical commitments to professional performance in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • Ability to develop one's profession with rigour and quality in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS12 - Ability to adapt to new situations and work creatively in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • GS13 - Ability to communicate correctly, both orally and in writing, in a foreign language (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in the performance of one's work as a Physical Activity and Sport professional.
  • GS14 - Ability to develop one's profession with initiative and leadership in the area of Physical Activity and Sport.

SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • SS 01 - Knowledge and understanding of physiological and biomechanical conditioning factors of the practice of physical activity and sport.
  • SS 02 - Knowledge and understanding of the effects of the practice of physical exercise on the structure and function of the human body.
  • SS 03 - Knowledge and understanding of physiological and bio-mechanical conditioning factors of the practice of physical activity and sport.
  • SS 04 - Knowledge and understanding of the effects of the practice of physical exercise on psychological and social aspects of the human being.
  • SS 05 - Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals, structures and functions of the skills and patterns of human movement.
  • SS 06 - Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of sport.
  • SS 07 - Knowledge, understanding and ability to adapt physical activity to the evolutionary development and biophysiological level of those who practice physical activity and sport.
  • SS 08 - Knowledge and application of most common procedures for measurement and instrumentation in the area of the physical activity and sport sciences.
  • SS 09 - Ability to distinguish and relate the role of physical activity in the development of society and history.
  • SS 10 - Knowledge of the basics of research methodology applied to physical activity and sport.
  • SS 11 - Ability to design, develop and evaluate the teaching-learning processes relating to physical activity and sport, focusing on individual personal characteristics and contexts.
  • SS 12 - Promote and evaluate the adoption of sustainable and autonomous physical activity and sport habits among different profiles of the population.
  • SS 13 - Application of anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, behavioural and social principles in the different professional areas of physical activity and sport.
  • SS 14 - Identification of risks to health arising from inappropriate practice of physical activity.
  • SS 15 - Ability to select and use sporting materials and equipment in the different areas of physical activity and sport.
  • SS 16 - Ability to plan, develop and evaluate the completion of sport programs at different levels.
  • SS 17 - Ability to apply basic training principles to different population groups.
  • SS 18 - Ability to develop physical skills in different population groups.
  • SS 19 - Evaluation of physical condition and prescription of physical exercises oriented towards the health of different population types.
  • SS 20 - Ability to evaluate the importance of sport in the comprehensive physical and emotional development of people.
  • SS 21 - Ability to know the contribution of sport in fostering non-competitive values of cooperation, collaboration and team work.

 

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