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Bachelor degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Comprehensive training in sports
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Student profile:Those interested in studying and obtaining an Bachelor degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from Nebrija University must be people with great interest in Physical Activity and Sports, considering this an essential practice in the development of society, they must have an interest in knowledge in general, respect for culture, dynamism and adaptability, open-mindedness, a restless spirit and proactivity, intellectual curiosity for the acquisition of new knowledge, be independent but at the same time capable to work in a team, have communication skills, respect for Human Rights and equality among people, show sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Regarding languages, a minimum level of English is not required to access the University, but it should be noted that during the training period the student must obtain at least a B2 level, corresponding to what is established in the European Framework.

Graduate profile:Professionals capable of responding to the demand of society, reaching skills and competences that enable them for different professional careers such as: Physical Education teaching, Sports training (individual, group or individual physical trainer with some type of special care), Physical activity related to the quality of life and health, Management of resources, facilities and programs of physical activity and sports, Recreational and leisure sports.

Official Degree:Bachelor degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Center responsible:School of Languages and Education

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Total Credits:240 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: -

Languages: This degree is taught in Spanish.

Openings available: 50

Type of Education: Classroom attendance

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature

It responds to the need to train professionals in the sectors of sports and physical recreation and health. Physical activity and sports are considered a social activity of public interest and are a reference framework in our society since it provides valuable benefits from the point of view of health, leisure and education for the individual and for societies in general.

The Physical Activity and Sport Sciences program of the Nebrija University offers a comprehensive training in sports in areas such as sports management, physical education, health and the organization of sporting events. In addition, the program develops competences in areas such as sports planning and health tourism.

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This degree has a marked multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature, since it covers a wide range of knowledge, from the field of teaching Physical Activity and Sports, Sports Training, to Sports Management and Recreation and Physical Activity for the improvement of quality of life. During the four years of education, the student will study basic subjects of History, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Statistics, Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, as well as other compulsory subjects related to Mobility, Teaching of Physical Education, Fundamentals of Sports, Physical Activity and Health, Sports Training, Sports Management and Recreation, as well as a selection of optional subjects linked to the different professional fields of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.


The University maintains agreements with different institutions where all students can carry out their professional internships, such as the Spanish Paddle Tennis Federation, and the Madrid School of Coaches, among others. These collaboration agreements validate the curriculum and integrate professionals of the sector into the teaching staff.

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David Recuenco Serrano

David Recuenco Serrano

Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

"Physical preparation, sports management, teaching... define one of the most attractive degrees where students have a unique learning experience based on practice and the needs of the labor market.
Nebrija University allows you to study the double Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences with that of Physiotherapy, two degrees that complement each other perfectly and prepare the student for the complex working world they will face.".

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Small groups that allow continuous monitoring and assessment of the student

Agreement with National Federations

Agreements with sports federations to obtain the diplomas of football (soccer) coach (basic, advanced and professional) and paddle tennis instructor (level I).

With Physiotherapy

You can study the Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences along with the Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy in state-of-the-art facilities and in only 6 academic years.

International experience

All students can study one or two semesters of their program in some of the best universities in the United States, France, United Kingdom or Mexico.

Professional Certificate in Sport Skills: Football (Soccer)

Acquiring the diplomas of Football Coach enables the student to work in this sport with maximum guarantees, being the only ones that teach him/her and allow him/her to train any team at the international level. With the endorsement of the Royal Football Federation of Madrid, we integrate this training in our academic schedule, so that the student can do it in the most comfortable way possible. If you want to work in the world of football, do not finish your degree without this diploma.

Professional Certificate in Sport Skills: Paddle Tennis (Basic and Advanced Level)

The Spanish Federation of Paddle Tennis offers its students training courses. Acquiring the necessary skills to train, correct and guide athletes of a sport on the rise such as Paddle Tennis is an important career option in the current market. Broaden your training with the ease of studying at Nebrija University.



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If we are all different, why do we study the same thing?

Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Curriculum


The student must complete 240 credits


First year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Theory and History of Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | Human anatomy
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Basketball and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Gymnastics and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Swimming and its Teaching

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Sociology of Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | General Physiology
  • 6 ECTS | Human Mobility
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Athletics and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Soccer and its Teaching

Second year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Didactics of Physical Education
  • 6 ECTS | Physiology of Exercise
  • 6 ECTS | Biomechanics of Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Volleyball and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Teaching Physical Education I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Psychology of Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | Statistics applied to Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Fundamentals of Handball and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Racket Sports and their Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Teaching Physical Education II

Third year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Programming of Physical Activity and Sports for the Improvement of Quality of Life
  • 6 ECTS | Evaluation of Healthy Physical Condition
  • 6 ECTS | Motor Skills and Exercise Systematics
  • 6 ECTS | Sports Training I
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Participatory and Solidarity
  • Spirit

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Physical Activity and Sports for people with Disabilities
  • 6 ECTS | Body Expression and Dance
  • 6 ECTS | Sports Training II
  • 6 ECTS | External Internships in Companies
  • 6 ECTS | Choose an elective from the following:
    • Competence Development Seminar I
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Athletics and its Teaching
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Handball and its Teaching

Fourth year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Nutrition in Physical Activity and Sports
  • 6 ECTS | Sports Recreation
  • 6 ECTS | Physical Activity and Sports in the Natural Environment
  • 6 ECTS | Management and Organization of Sports Companies
  • 6 ECTS |
    • Competence Development Seminar II
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Swimming and its Teaching
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Volleyball and its Teaching

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Choose an elective among the following:
    • Competence Development Seminar III
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Basketball and its Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Choose an elective among the following:
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Soccer and its Teaching
    • Physiotherapy in Physical Activity and Sports
    • Body Expression II
  • 6 ECTS | Choose an elective among the following:
    • Sporting Event Management
    • Organization and Management of Sports Facilities
  • 6 ECTS | External Internships
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Skills ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills I
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills II
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills III
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be assessed depending on the different activities that the student performs throughout his degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for taking one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company 6 ECTS

Program which aims to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the practices are carried out. Advice is provided on the internship and there is follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

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Final Research Project 6 ECTS

The End of Degree Project is an academic report that delves into a subject of the curriculum and allows the evaluation of the skills acquired in the Degree. It can be linked to the professional internship or it can also be part of a research project.

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  • inglés Obligatoria en inglés
  • bilingüe English or Spanish, choose between English / Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (132 ECTS)
  • Electives (30 ECTS)
  • Internships (12 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (6 ECTS)

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International


The Department of International Programs of Nebrija University carries out a constant effort to follow up on the agreements with the most prestigious universities.

Country University
Canada Carleton University
USA Washington College
Australia University of Technology Sydney
Ireland University of Limerick
United Kingdom Roehampton University
Mexico Universidad de Monterrey – UDEM

NOTE: The destination universities, offered by degree, may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more information, students can consult the information online in the. International Mobility Program.

Employability


Professional Careers

Students of the Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences can develop their professional career in:

  • Teaching of Physical Education in Secondary Education and Baccalaureate in Schools and Bilingual Institutes thanks to the Diploma in English Professional Skills of Nebrija University.
  • Sports preparation (as an individual, group or individual physical trainer with some kind of special attention).
  • Sports Management of clubs, schools or federations (Integral Management of Sports).
  • Physical activity related to quality of life and health: wellness centers and spas.
  • Management of resources, facilities and programs of physical activity and sports in Clubs, Sports Schools, Municipal Facilities, Companies... (Integral Management of Sports).
  • Organization of sporting events.
  • Sports recreation and leisure in the adventure and nature sector.

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

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Development of Professional Competences

Nebrija University, in coherence with the aims proposed in "The Nebrija Contract", directs its efforts to turn its students into valuable professionals in the labor market. To this end, the Nebrija Institute of Professional Competences (INCP) was created, which leads the training in professional skills, employability, managerial skills, coaching, personal branding and any other subject related to professional, personal and social development.

The activity of the Competence Institute covers all the activity segments of the university. On the one hand, it carries out three subjects that are distributed throughout the university degree and that enable students to effectively manage their work, proactively develop personal and professional self-improvement processes and properly guide their first steps in the workplace.

In addition, the INCP incorporates coaching modules for employability in different postgraduate programs of the university, and designs and carries out customized in-company training actions for different projects in companies and institutions.

The methodology of the actions, fully personalized and eminently practical, provides the participant with an adjusted analysis of their personal characteristics and their fit in regards to the demands of the working world and the company, and offers an individualized development plan that is complemented by practical actions in which you must learn to solve real-life situations.

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Physical tests

In addition to the requirements for access to the university, established by current legislation, the Nebrija University conducts specific tests for the admission of students. All the candidates perform a battery of tests through which a candidate profile is obtained in terms of their intellectual aptitudes, physical aptitudes and personality traits, as well as their level of English language management.


Nebrija Talent Program

At Nebrija University we support the talent of our future students, and for this we have an aid program, to start your university career in our Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences taught at our La Berzosa Campus, thus allowing the access to training for all those interested who meet the conditions of said program.

Who can participate?

It is a program aimed at all those interested in the world of sports, and who want to combine it with their way of life by transferring this interest into the academic education of the Degree.

Requirements

The student must present the following documentation:

  • Motivation letter.
  • Academic record.
  • Personal interview.

What does the Program offer?

  • Aid that allows a reduction between 20% and 50% of the cost of the program.
  • Two places in the 50% program for members belonging to the Paddle Tennis Federation.
  • Two places in the 50% program for members belonging to the Football Federation.
  • Aid for the future Nebrija student to fulfill his/her dream of being the Integral Sports Professional, which is demanded by companies in the sector.

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