Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and Primary Education

The studies that you need, with international teaching internships, if you would like to work as a Physical Education Teacher or as a Trainer or Sports Coach.

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5 years
389.5 ECTS/395.5 included concentration

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"These studies prepare you to be a Physical Education Teacher"

What is the Dual Degree Program in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and Primary Education?

If you like sports and would like to work as a Physical Education Teacher in Primary and Secondary School Education, or as a Trainer or Sports Coach, you can choose to study for the Dual Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (known as “CAFYDE”, in Spanish) and Primary Education.

With this five-year dual degree, you obtain up to three certificates in these Concentrations:
- CAFYDE: Concentration in the Teaching of Physical Activity and Sports.
- Bachelor´s Degree in Primary Education: Concentration in Physical Education (necessary to be a teacher in this area). At the end of their studies, students obtain a Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies (University Institute of Modern Languages).
- Bachelor´s Degree in Primary Education: Concentration in a Foreign Language: English (necessary to be a teacher in this area).

You will learn to transmit skills such as language or movement.

You will gain access to professional opportunities in the fields of Physical Education and Health, Sports Management, Training, Physical Preparation, in addition to being a Teacher of Primary Education (6-12 years). You may also be a Physical Education Teacher in Secondary School, Baccalaureate Studies and Vocational Training (12-18 years) if you complete your education and training with the Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education.

Also, if you wish to do so,
you may obtain the DECA (“Declaración Eclesiástica de Competencia Académica”, in Spanish), or Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Competence, which allows you to become a Religion teacher.

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Admissions Process


You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.

Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.

You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.

Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar's Office.

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Important Dates


Submission of applications:
Open until September 7th, 2022

Admission Exams:
- February 24, 2022
- April 28, 2022
- May 26, 2022
- June, 16, 2022
- July 14, 2022

The entrance exams will be on-line, and candidates will be notified well in advance regarding the dates and times to take them.

Informative Session:
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Classes start in early September.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile
The recommended applicant profile for those who wish 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 wish 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.

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

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Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1,522.16 plus nine monthly installments of € 647.87 each.

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Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills

1st YEAR
1st TERM
Functional anatomy of the locomotor system 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Inclusive Education 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Comunicación académica 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd TERM
Scientific Updating and Social Science Curriculum 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Motor Development, Learning and Control 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Didactics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
English for Education I 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Physiology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of sports initiation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of sports played against opponents and their Didactics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basic Psychoeducational Processes 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Psychology of development in school age 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Religion, Culture and Values (DECA) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Society, Culture and Education 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd YEAR
1st TERM
Curricular design of the teaching of physical activity and sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Physiology of exercise 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Church and Moral Doctrine (DECA) 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Expressive and physical activities 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd TERM
Biomechanics applied to the teaching of physical activity and sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Sacraments and the Church (DECA) 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Theory and practice of mobility games 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Scientific Updating and Experimental Science Curriculum 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Christian Message 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Teaching Staff in the Organisation of Educational Centres 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
English for Education II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of the Team Sports and their Didactics (I) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of Individual Sports and their Didactics (I) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Technological Resources in Education 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Aprendizaje y servicio 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rd YEAR
1st TERM
Didactics of Physical Activity and Sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Didactics of Social Sciences 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Ignatian Leadership 1.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd TERM
Didactics of Experimental Sciences 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Leisure and Recreational Sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Teaching English as Foreign Language I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Scientific Updating and Spanish Language Curriculum 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Scientific Updating and Mathematics Curriculum 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Fundamentals of Individual Sports and its Didactics II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Physical Activity and Sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Theory and Practice of Sports Training 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR
1st TERM
Physical Activity and Health 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Professional Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Contemporary Educational Thought 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Teaching English as Foreign Language II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Habilidades profesionales en situaciones de emergencia vital y emocional 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd TERM
Inclusive Physical Education 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Family and School 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
First Aids in Physical Activity and Sport 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basic Motricity (elective subject of concentration for CAFYDE) 6.0 ECTS  
Didactics of Language 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Didactics of Mathematics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Fundamentals of Collective Sports and its Didactics Il 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Planification and Methodology of Sport Training 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
5th YEAR
1st TERM
Development of Teaching Personality 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Didactics of Artistic and Visual Education 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
English for Professional and Academic Communication in Sports 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Educational Innovation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Children's Literature and encouraging Reading 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Religion-related teaching and learning 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd TERM
Physical Activities in the Natural Environment 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Didactics of Musical Education 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Learning Difficulties and Developmental Disorders 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Sport Management 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Religion-related teaching and learning II 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
International Perspective of Education 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Degree Project (Primary Education) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Bachelor's Project (CAFYDE) 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.

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Start the university perfectly prepared

Comillas Pontifical University will offer, for those students who wish to begin their studies in the next academic year, the opportunity to make their first contact with the university and its environment, and to get their foot in the door of the University for a successful start.

Psicology and CAFYDE

  • From August 25 to 31
  • Cantoblanco Campus

A offer for pre-university education made up of modules that you may select according to your needs and the studies that you have chosen. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge at the moment of starting your studies and to enter the university environment successfully in the most entertaining and educational way. A team of professors from the university is devoted to carrying out activities in a complete university environment.


Comprehensive and Professional Training


One of the fundamental objectives of the university is to provide a well-rounded education for students throughout their Undergraduate Studies. For this purpose, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Comillas CIHS) has incorporated two diplomas for personal and professional development into its programs, adapted to the real needs of the students, and framed within the rest of activities aimed at comprehensive training: The Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies and the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills.


Comillas CIHS

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Since their foundation, the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Theology and Canon Law at the Comillas Pontifical University have had the vocation of promoting Humanism and Diversity. They are defined by their will to educate and train people, capable of taking thought and ideas to the highest levels, giving them the precise skills to be useful individuals and improve the life of the complex world in which we live.



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