The Degree in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport is a four-year programme, offered in English or in Spanish, which has the aim of preparing students to become learning professionals in the world of fitness and health, either on the management side or as a coach. The Sport Science degree, which has a total of 240 ECTS, has been recognised nationally and internationally - it was included in both the Shanghai Ranking 2021 and the El Mundo Ranking 2021.
Students on this programme will have access to the finest sports facilities on offer at any private university in Spain: a fully-equipped and modern sports centre with swimming pools and athletics track, physio rooms with the latest equipment, and human research labs. We are the only bachelor’s programme in Spain that is internationally accredited by the European Health & Fitness Association.
|Villaviciosa de Odón||240 ECTS|
|Start: 18 sep. 2023||Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid|
|4 years||School of Sports Sciences|
If sports is your passion, add vision, culture and values to it. take part in a specific educational program that stands out from others.
Experience-based learning, 30,000 m2 of facilities, state-of-the-art technology, world-class internships, multidisciplinary teams... Discover the field of sports at Universidad Europea. Join the gold-standard University for research Turn your passion into your profession!
The best and most complete sports facilities and with an experienced team of qualified professionals.
Its mission is to provide an excellent service as an active participant in learning, research and innovation of its users.
SISCAL Certification and institutional accreditation.
Since 2020, the Faculty of Sports Sciences has held a Certification for implementing SGIC under the SISCAL model, with the corresponding Institutional Accreditation.
European Standards EuropeActive
The Faculty has the support of the European Health Fitness Association (European Standards EuropeActive), thanks to this the students who finish the degree can be part of the European Register of Exercise Professionals.
National Strength and Conditioning Association: The NSCA Spain Educational Recognition Program guarantees the excellence of students in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in the field of strength training and physical conditioning.
Exercise Is Medicine on Campus
Recognized with the highest accreditation (Gold Level Campus) of "Exercise Is Medicine on Campus" for the second consecutive year, a global health initiative promoted by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), being the only university in Spain with this recognition.
The best Spanish private center and within the 101-150 best in the world in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences and Physiotherapy, according to the Shanghai 2021 Ranking.
The best Spanish private center to study Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, according to the newspaper "El Mundo" in its 2021 Ranking.
Thanks to the CAFYD 10 Scholarship, I had the opportunity to reach for my dreams and enjoy sports.
Graduate of the Double Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
‘You have access to all laboratories and sporting facilities and can learn to use every tool.’
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
A study plan designed based on the needs of the professional sector.
During the first years of the bachelor’s degree, you will acquire general knowledge in order to later discover the field in which you would like to develop professionally, all while being guided by your instructors. From the beginning, you will be able to select electives, either to continue expanding your knowledge of the broad and cross-disciplinary context of the field or to specialise based on your profile and interests, if you wish to do so.
You can choose from three honours options— Health and Physical Activity, Leisure and Sports Management and Sports Training—and from more than twelve sports categories (winter sports, golf, nature activities, etc.).
The School offers innovative subjects that are not taught at other universities, such as golf, winter sports (with an internship at the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort) and nature activities (caving, winter movement techniques, interpretation of topographic maps and more). The depth with which these and other sports are covered allows students to pursue one or more specialisations.
In addition, you will be able to build your CV by earning certifications as:
Study plan offered in the current course
|Materia||ECTS||Tipo||Idioma de impartición|
|Games Theory and Practice||6||OBLIGATORIA||Inglés|
|Physical Activity and Sports Psychopedagogy||6||BÁSICA||Inglés|
|Theory and History of Physical Activity and Sports||6||BÁSICA||Inglés|
|Sociology and Deontology of Sports||6||BÁSICA||Inglés|
|Track and Field||4||OBLIGATORIA||Inglés|
Year of implementation of the degree: 2010/2011
243 places (campus based and blended learning)
External internship regulations
Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular – which are included in your study plan – and extracurricular – which you can do on a voluntary basis.
In order to complete curricular internships in companies, you will need to have 50% of the credits approved and registered before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.
If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extracurricular internship. You can do them in any academic year, but keep in mind that internships are a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you will benefit from the internship experience.
Graduate in Sports Science We train you for what companies really need in Spain and internationally, and with our degree in Physical Education (formerly Sports Science) you will become an expert in physical activity and sport, being able to aspire to different professional opportunities:
Complete your internships at leading institutions such as the Spanish Olympic Committee, the High Council for Sports, Mutua Madrid Open, the Spanish Tennis Federation, Holmes Place, Sanitas, Go Fit, the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) or the Spanish Federation of Sports Managers’ Associations (FAGDE).
In addition, you are connected with the professional sector from the first academic year, as a member of the Circle of Sports Managers of Madrid.
Start your future at Universidad Europea
Choosing what to study is one of the most important decisions you will make. That is why we have an advisory team who will guide you every step of the way. You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.
Start your admission process by calling +34 917407272 or completing the admission form via the link below.
Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.
Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.
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Students wishing to pursue this bachelor's degree should be highly motivated and should have had as much previous contact with physical and sports activity as possible, whether directly or indirectly. Both aspects are necessary as a consequence of the intense practical workload of these studies, as well as the vocational component that they often entail. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at Universidad Europea de Madrid must meet the legal requirements for access to the University as set out in current legislation. There are no additional academic requirements.
Students who wish to study this Degree must be highly motivated and, as far as possible, have had previous direct or indirect experience with physical-sporting activity. Both aspects are required as a consequence of the intense practical workload that these studies entail, as well as the vocational component that they often entail. Students wishing to study the Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at the Universidad Europea de Madrid must meet the legal requirements for access to the University as set forth in current legislation. There are no additional academic requirements.
Students can access the degree studies according to the access routes set forth in RD 1892/2008, of 14 November and current applicable legislation, specifically:
Access to the degree is also open to those over 40 years of age who, without being in possession of the qualifications that enable them access to university, can prove a certain amount of work or professional experience in relation to the bachelor's degree they wish to access.
If you are already a Higher Technician in Physical Activity Coordinator, the Universidad Europea de Madrid offers you the possibility to reduce your studies by one year by requesting your validation orientation plan.
63.7% of our professors hold PhDs and are prestigious members of the field of education. It is made up of national Sports Medicine awards, Directors of research projects in the Higher Sports Council, coaches and high-level athletes, several of them Olympians.
Sports Sciences bring together knowledge in relation to the teaching of Physical Activity and Sports; the development, supervision and evaluation of physical exercise in healthy populations, athletes or those with special needs (pathologies for example); and sports organization and direction.
As a graduate in Sport Science, you will become anexpert in physical activity and sport, being able to aspire to different professional opportunities on: fitness and health, adventure sports, federated sport, management, applied technologies and education.
You can study Sport and Exercise Science at Universidad Europea, the first private spanish centre to study this degree according to "El Mundo" Ranking 2022, and Shanghai Ranking 2021.
We are recognised as the leading University in research on Physical Activity and Sport applied to health according to the Ranking I-URG of Spanish Universities. In addition, we are the only Degree in Spain internationally accredited by the European Health & Fitness Association.
Depending on the specialty chosen by the student in the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, the professional opportunities can be: