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Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Madrid

If sports is your passion, add vision, culture and values to it. Take part in a specific educational program that stands out from others. Guaranteed success. We’re waiting for you!

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Sports science degree

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 2022 and the El Mundo Ranking 2022.

Students on this bachelor of sports science 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.

Campus-based
Villaviciosa de Odón 240 ECTS
Start: 16 sep. 2024 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
4 years School of Sports Sciences
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Why study the Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences?

State of the art facilities

In our state-of-the-art facilities spanning 30,000 m², you will find everything you need for your training: football fields, sports hall, athletics track, beach volleyball court, tennis and paddle courts, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

In addition to a Sports Centre equipped with the latest technological advances in sports education: Fitness Room, Personal Training Room, Indoor Cycling Room, and Tatami Area.

Discover our Human Performance Research Lab (HPRLAB), where you can carry out practical research related to your specialty. The laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation and computer equipment:

  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Physiology Laboratory
  • Training Laboratory
  • Image Analysis Laboratory
A prestigious faculty

We have a first-rate faculty, where distinguished national and international educators and professionals have been invited to contribute their academic and research expertise at Universidad Europea. They actively participate in conferences and international events organized by the Faculty, showcasing their knowledge and experience. Additionally, our professors have taught at various international universities, gaining valuable insights in education, research, innovation, and training.

Over the past six years, without interruption, Alejandro Lucía and Margarita Pérez, faculty members of the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, have been awarded the Sports Medicine Prize in Spain. In the 2019 edition, researchers Alejandro Lucía and Javier Salvador received the first and second prizes respectively.

Number one in sports research

Universidad Europea is the Spanish institution with the highest per capita ratio of professors/research projects in the field. Within the faculty, we have 10 research groups recognized for their significant scientific contributions and societal impact. Over the past two years (2020-2021), our research groups have surpassed the milestone of 540 publications.

At the University, innovative study methodologies are developed to ensure the professional success of our graduates. The results of our research are transferred to the classrooms in every field of knowledge, thanks to our dual agreement with Go Fit, both in consultancy and scientific innovation.

Unique curriculum

You will specialize in the Sports Training area: Specialize in design, planning, monitoring, and control of training tailored to athletes. Additionally, explore the latest technologies used in working with athletes, as well as the most suitable methods of assessing various physical qualities for sports performance.

You will focus on Basketball and Soccer, and add on five elective modules: Athletics, Golf, Handball, Cycling, Swimming and Water Activities.

Obtain additional certifications
  • Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (CTP) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the prestigious international body NSCA.
  • Achieving Sports Technician qualifications in a variety of sports, thanks to our University’s agreement with UFEDEMA Sports Technicians Training Center.
  • You can take the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences + Advanced Football Technician through the UFEDEMA Sports Technician Training Centre located at the University, to become a football coach in any or a physical trainer, among many other professional opportunities. This diploma is taught in Spanish.

High-end facilities

HPR Lab Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Human Performance Research Lab (HPRLab)

A state-of-the-art space for learning and research.

Instalaciones Club Deportivo Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Sports Centre

The best and most complete sports facilities and with an experienced team of qualified professionals.

Biblioteca Dulce Chacón

Campus of Alcobendas

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

CRAI Dulce Chacón Library

Its mission is to provide an excellent service as an active participant in learning, research and innovation of its users.

Residencia Universitaria Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

University accommodation in Madrid

The Xior Picasso-Velázquez Residence Hall, a Residence Hall unlike anything you've ever seen before!

Testimonial

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María Rosado

Graduate of the Double Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy

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Tamara Iturriaga

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

A unique study plan

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:

  • a Certified Personal Trainer (CTP) and Certified Strengh and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, a prestigious international organisation.
  • a Sports Technician in various sports, through the UFEDEMA Sports Technician Training Centre located at the University.
  • an Advanced Football Technician through the UFEDEMA Sports Technician Training Centre located at the University.

Study plan offered in the current course

Programa de estudios

PRIMER CURSO

MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Human Anatomy6BAEnglish (en)
Systematic Movement6OBEnglish (en)
Games Theory and Practice4OBEnglish (en)
Body Language6BAEnglish (en)
Physical Activity and Sports Psychopedagogy6BAEnglish (en)
Theory and History of Physical Activity and Sports6BAEnglish (en)
Sociology and Deontology of Sports6BAEnglish (en)
Data Analysis4OBEnglish (en)
Basketball I4OBEnglish (en)
Soccer I4OPEnglish (en)
Athletics I4OPEnglish (en)
Golf I4OPEnglish (en)

SEGUNDO CURSO

MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Human Motor Skills6OBEnglish (en)
Human Physiology6BAEnglish (en)
Teaching Methodology6BAEnglish (en)
Sports Law6BAEnglish (en)
Biomechanics of Physical Activity and Sports6OBEnglish (en)
Sports Psychology6BAEnglish (en)
English6BAEnglish (en)
Ecuador Project2OBEnglish (en)
Cycling I4OPEnglish (en)
Swimming and Water Activities I4OPEnglish (en)
Artistic Gymnastics I4OPEnglish (en)
Volleyball I4OPEnglish (en)

TERCER CURSO

MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
School Physical Education6OBEnglish (en)
Physical Activity for Health6OBEnglish (en)
Exercise Physiology6OBEnglish (en)
Sports Training6OBEnglish (en)
Sports Facilities and Spaces6OBEnglish (en)
Outdoor Activities6OBEnglish (en)
Sports Management6OBEnglish (en)
Leisure, Recreation and Active Tourism6OBEnglish (en)
Design and Didactic Intervention in the Natural Environment6OBEnglish (en)
Soccer II6OPEnglish (en)

CUARTO CURSO

MateriaECTSTipoIdioma de impartición
Final Degree Project6OBEnglish (en)
Practicum12OBEnglish (en)
Basketball II6OPEnglish (en)
Planning, Monitoring and Control of Training6OPEnglish (en)
Exercise Physiology II and Nutrition6OPEnglish (en)
Soccer III6OPEnglish (en)
Basketball III  6OPEnglish (en)
New Technologies Applied to High Performance Sports6OPEnglish (en)
Coach Training for High Performance Sports6OPEnglish (en)
Specific Training Methods and Performance Testing in High Performance Sports6OPEnglish (en)

Year of implementation of the degree: 2010/2011

243 places (campus based and blended learning)

Basic skills
  • CB1: Students must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in an area of study that is at the core of general secondary education and is often at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the cutting-edge of their field of study.
  • CB2: Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem-solving within their area of study.
  • CB3: Students must have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data—usually within their area of study—to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • CB4: Students must be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CB5: Students must have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
Cross-disciplinary skills
  • CT1: Autonomous learning: Ability to choose the strategies, tools, and moments you consider most effective for learning and independently implementing what you have learned.
  • CT2: Self-confidence: Ability to assess our own results, performance and capabilities with the inner conviction that we are capable of handling the challenges we are faced with.
  • CT3: Ability to adapt to new situations: to be able to assess and understand different positions, adapting one's approach as the situation requires.
  • CT4: Analysis and synthesis capacity: to be able to break down complex situations into their constituent parts; also to evaluate other alternatives and perspectives in order to find optimal solutions. Synthesis seeks to reduce complexity in order to better understand it and/or solve problems.
  • CT5: Ability to apply knowledge in practice, to use the knowledge acquired in the academic field in situations as similar as possible to the reality of the profession for which students are being trained.
  • CT6: Oral communication / written communication: ability to transmit and receive data, ideas, opinions and attitudes to achieve understanding and action; in this sense, oral communication is that which takes place through words and gestures, and written communication that which takes place through writing and/or graphic media.
  • CT7: Awareness of ethical values: Ability to think and act according to universal principles based on the value of the person that are aimed at their full development and that involve commitment to certain social values.
  • CT8: Information management: Ability to search, select, analyse and integrate information from diverse sources.
  • CT9: Interpersonal relationship skills: Ability to relate positively to other people by verbal and non-verbal means, through assertive communication, meaning the ability to express or convey what you want, what you think or feel without upsetting, attacking or hurting the feelings of the other person.
  • CT10: Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit: Ability to undertake difficult or random actions with resolve. Ability to anticipate problems, propose improvements and persevere in achieving them. Preference for assuming and carrying out activities.
  • CT11: Planning and time management: Ability to set goals and choose the means to achieve those goals using time and resources effectively.
  • CT12: Critical reasoning: Ability to analyse an idea, phenomenon or situation from different perspectives and to assume a unique and personal approach with respect to it, based on justified accuracy and objectivity as opposed to intuition.
  • CT13: Problem solving: Ability to find a solution to a confusing issue or a complicated situation without a pre-defined solution, which makes it more difficult to solve.
  • CT14: Innovation and creativity: Ability to propose and develop new and original solutions that add value to problems posed, even in areas other than the problem itself.
  • CT15: Responsibility: Ability to fulfill the commitments made with oneself and with others when performing a task and trying to achieve a set of objectives within the learning process. Existing capacity in every subject to recognise and accept the consequences of a freely performed act.
  • CT16: Decision making: Ability to choose between existing alternatives or ways to effectively solve different situations or problems.
  • CT17: Teamwork: Ability to integrate and actively collaborate with other people, areas and/or organizations to achieve common objectives.
  • CT18: Use of information and communication technologies (ICT): Ability to effectively use information and communication technologies as a tool for searching, processing and storing information, as well as for developing communication skills.
Specific skills
  • CE1: Ability to design, develop and evaluate teaching and learning processes related to physical activity and sports, taking into account the features of individuals and their context and adopting the necessary educational, technical and curricular principles.
  • CE2: Ability to convey attitudes and values in professional practice in all areas of physical activity and sports, contributing to the improvement of society.
  • CE3: Ability to plan, schedule, implement, monitor and evaluate training and competition processes at different levels and in different age groups.
  • CE4: Ability to analyse and apply physiological, biomechanical, psychological and social principles to the different fields of physical activity, sports and recreation.
  • CE5: Ability to identify improper practices that pose a health risk in order to prevent and correct them in different types of populations.
  • CE6: Ability to assess physical fitness levels and motor skills, prescribing and programming health-oriented physical exercises at different ages.
  • CE7: Ability to promote and evaluate lasting, autonomous and health-oriented physical activity and sport habits.
  • CE8: Ability to design, plan, organise, implement and evaluate continuous and/or one-off sports and recreational activity programmes, taking into account all factors conditioning their development in different professional, social and economic contexts.
  • CE9: Ability to select and appropriately use sports materials and equipment for each type of activity, identifying the technical characteristics of different sports facilities.
  • CE10: Ability to participate in the efficient governance and/or management of public and private organisations implementing physical activity services in any of their facets (recreation, health, sports, education, etc.), identifying, defining and systematising the processes required to achieve their objectives.
  • CE11: Ability to participate in society on the student’s own terms, expressing a theoretical, academic and professional discourse on physical activity and sport sciences.

Internships

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.

  • R.C. Deportivo De La Coruña
  • Getafe CF
  • C. Ciclismo Salchi
  • Club Maspadel Las Rozas
  • Club Escuela Gimnasia Majadahonda
  • Centro De Alto Rendimiento De Tenis UEM
  • Colegio San Pedro Apóstol De Barajas
  • Centro De Alto Rendimiento De Madrid (Piscina) Pabellón Central Del CSD
  • Body Factory
  • Holmes Place
  • Metropolitan
  • NSCA - Spain
  • Rebook - La Finca
  • O2
  • SIDECU-Supera Fitness/Supera Anytime (24h)
  • Urban Sports Club
  • Gympass
  • Asociación La Torre De Hortaleza
  • AD Orcasitas
  • Real Madrid Foundation
  • Fundación A La Par
  • Centros Go Fit (Ingesport)
  • Inacua (Ferrovial)
  • Proasport
  • Laetus Sport
  • Management Around Sport
  • Corporate Golf
  • Challenge-Madrid
  • Valgo
  • Centro Deportivo Club De Campo RACE
  • Club Las Encinas De Boadilla
  • COE
  • Madrid Winter Sports Federation
  • Spanish Rugby Federation
  • Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation
  • Sanse Scrum Rugby Club
  • Club De Rugby Soto Del Real
  • Ciudad De La Raqueta (RAQUILAN)
  • Nuevo Club De Golf Madrid
  • Golf Somosaguas
  • Colmenarejo Sports Board
  • Parla City sports Board
  • San Lorenzo Del Escorial Sports Board
  • Collado Villalba Sports Board
  • Spanish Federation of Sports Facilities Employers (Federación Nacional De Empresarios E Instalaciones Deportivas, FNEID)
  • Urban Sport Club (sold to Bonofit)
  • Madrid Basketball Federation
  • Club Padel 2.0
  • Madrid Rescue Federation
  • Madrid Athletics Federation
  • Fundación Copa Colegial
  • Asociación Alacran
  • Fundación Deporte Joven
  • Spanish Athletics Federation
  • Madrid Sports Federation for the Deaf
  • Campo De Golf De Somosaguas
  • NSCA Spain
  • MADRID WINTER SPORTS FEDERATION
  • Madrid Paddle Federation
  • Complejo Educativo Ciudad Escolar San Fernando
  • Corporate Golf
  • Fundación De Baloncesto Colegial
  • Evolutio
  • Madrid Athletics Federation
  • Fundación Deporte Joven
  • Valdemoro Ice Rink
  • Madrid Federation for Karate and Associated Disciplines
  • Nuevo Club De Golf Madrid
  • Colegio Amor De Dios
  • Colegio Villalkor
  • Colegio Salesianos Carabanchel
  • IES Victoria Kent
  • Eurocolegio Casvi Boadilla
  • IES Los Rosales
  • Colegio San Gabriel
  • Ntra. Sra. De Los Ángeles
  • Colegio Alcalá
  • Colegio Padre Manyanet
  • Ntra. Sra. De Las Nieves
  • Colegio Santo Domingo De Silos
  • IES Gonzalo Chacón
  • IES Madrid Sur
  • Ad Marathon
  • Personnal Running
  • Spanish Athletics Federation (CAR)
  • Club Baloncesto Torrelodones
  • CB Fuenlabrada
  • CB Navalcarnero
  • Liceo Francés
  • Balonmano Alcobendas
  • AD Balonmano Villaviciosa Odón
  • Vallekas Boxing
  • Club 3C
  • Madrid Winter Sports Federation (Technification)
  • Deportivo Libertad Alcorcón
  • AIM Fútbol España
  • Club De Fútbol Fuenlabrada
  • Madrid Club De Fútbol
  • AD Villaviciosa De Odón
  • Club Proas
  • Asociación La Torre De Hortaleza
  • AD Orcasitas
  • ADM San Blas
  • Asociación Alacran
  • Fundación A La Par
  • ED Moratalaz
  • Rayo Vallecano
  • Getafe CF
  • Club De Futbol De Las Rozas
  • CD San Cristóbal De Los Ángeles
  • CD Móstoles URJC
  • CD Leganés
  • Rayo Vallecano
  • Cda Navalcarnero
  • Madrid Football Federation
  • Agrupación Deportiva Adarve
  • Black Demons
  • Futsi Atlético Navalcarnero
  • CD Leganes Futbol Sala
  • Club De Gimnasia Pozuelo
  • Spanish Gymnastics Federation (CAR)
  • Golf Coaching Academy
  • Dojo Quino
  • Real Canoe Cn
  • Madrid Federation Technification Centre
  • Centro 2.0 Pádel (M3 Sport&Coaching)
  • MG Padel
  • Club De Pádel Pozuelo
  • Club Osos De Rivas
  • Sanse Scrum Rugby Club
  • Spanish Rugby Federation (Women's Section)
  • Club De Rugby Soto Del Real
  • Centro De Alto Rendimiento Tenis UEM (Hawkeye Management Services)
  • Ciudad De La Raqueta (RAQUILAN)
  • Club Triatlon De Boadilla
  • Villalkor
  • Club Voley Playa Madrid
  • Club Voleibol Pinto
  • Club Unificado De Voleibol Alcorcón
  • Running Mothers (2021)

Employability

  • The employability rate at 15 months for students at the Universidad Europea is 91%.
  • 86% of our students find work less than six months after finishing their studies.
  • 84% of employed graduates work in the sector matching their area of studies.
  • 93% of the students who did the Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science that ended in the 2018-19 academic year have a job.

Career opportunities

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:

  • Group Class Instructor.
  • Health-oriented fitness trainer.
  • Technical Director.
  • Manager in own, private or large chain centres.
  • Natural Environment Instructor.
  • Performance-oriented physical trainer.
  • Technical Director.
  • Manager in own, private or large chain centres.
  • Performance-oriented physical trainer.
  • Coach (Athletes).
  • Technical Director (Federation/Clubs)
  • Public Administration.
  • Social Clubs.
  • Entertainment Sport:
    - Sports facilities.
    - Administration.
    - Management.
    - Technical Director.
  • Expert in Technology Applied to Sport:
    - Technological Analysis.
    - Sports Engineering.
    - Online Consulting.
  • Public Sector.
  • Private Sector.

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.

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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.

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Admission exams.

Start your admission process by calling +34 917407272 or request information and our advisors will contact you.

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Place reservation.

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Enrolment.

Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.

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.

Entry 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:

  • Obtain a pass mark in the University Entrance Examination, in compliance with current legislation.
  • Obtain a pass mark in the entrance exams for the over-25s and over-45s.
  • Higher Technicians and Higher Sports Technicians.
  • Graduates, Technical Engineers, Engineers and Architects.
  • High school students from education systems of European Union Member States and other countries with which international agreements have been signed in this respect may access the Degree provided that they have access to university in their education system, and that they comply with the provisions of the regulations in force.
  • Students from other countries who do not have a signed international agreement must have their studies recognised and take the university entrance exam(s) if required in compliance with RD 412/2014.

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.

Open days

We know that now is an important moment to progress in your professional future. That is why we open our virtual doors to you and invite you to join us. We want you to meet the director of your programme and solve all possible doubts you have. You’ll also discover what makes our students and our online methodology unique.

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Faculty

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.

  • Jaime Gil Cabrera
    Sports Training. Former physical trainer of the national alpine skiing team, personal trainer of renowned skiers.
  • Lidia B. Alejo
    Physical Activity for Health. Physical Sports Education for Health Advisor to the COLEF Council
  • Carlos López Nuevo
    Sports injuries: Prevention and Functional Recovery. Head of training and prevention at Getafe C.F.
  • Javier Sánchez Sánchez
    Football I. Head of the Physical Performance Area of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. FIFA High Performance Manager
  • David Barranco Gil
    Main Researcher of the Cycling Health and Performance (CH&P) Research Group at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Coordinator of the Technification Centre of the Madrid Cycling Federation – UE of the junior, under-23 and elite categories in the discipline of road cycling. Member of the Spanish Network for Research on Sports Performance in Cycling and Women (Red Española de Investigación del Rendimiento Deportivo en Ciclismo y Mujer, REDICYM).
  • Itziar Pagola Aldazabal
    Bachelor's degree Director. Director of the group VEnCE (Vive, Entrena, Cáncer Enfrenta; Live, Train, Confront Cancer).

(Other professors)

  • Alfonso Trinidad
  • Almudena Montalvo
  • Álvaro Bustamante
  • Álvaro Fernández
  • Anjara Argibay
  • Antonio Elviro
  • Carlos García Martí
  • Carlos García Sánchez
  • Carlos Revuelta
  • Carolina López
  • Daniel Frías
  • Daniel Mendoza
  • Eduardo López
  • Elena Santana
  • Eva Asensio
  • Fernando Serra.
  • Francisco Javier del Arco
  • Francisco Javier Pardo
  • Guillermo Muñoz
  • Jairo León
  • Joaquín Cerdá
  • Jorge López
  • José Bonal
  • José Tornero
  • Kiki Ruano
  • Laura de la Calle
  • Laura Gostian
  • Nicolas de la Plata
  • Noelia Belando
  • Olga Barceló
  • Pablo Burillo
  • Pilar Cerdera
  • Rafael Navarro
  • Ricardo Macías
  • Roberto Vidal
  • Rocío Moldes
  • Rosa Bielsa
  • Rubén Moreno
  • Silvia Burgos
  • Susana Moral
  • Valentín Fernández

Academic quality

As part of its strategy, the University has an internal quality plan the aim of which is to promote a culture of quality and ongoing improvement, and to enable students to face future challenges with the maximum guarantee of success. In this way, it is committed to: promoting the achievement of external recognition and accreditation, both nationally and internationally; the measurement and analysis of results; the simplification of management; and the relationship with external regulators.

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Internal quality assurance system (IQAS)
Monitoring of the degree quality

Members of the degree quality committee

  • Vice-Rector of the Bachelor's Degree
  • Degree Programme Coordinator
  • Department Director
  • Students
  • Professors (Graduation Project Coordinator and Internship Coordinator)
  • Head of Quality (Quality Unit)
  • Academic Advisor
  • Academic Director
  • Learning Assessment Officer

Main improvements of the degree

  • Development of the academic model: simulation plan, competency-based assessment.
  • Development of the Graduation Project repository.

Main results of the degree

  • Dropout rate: 21.30%.
  • Efficiency rate: 100.0%.
  • Graduation rate: 67%.
  • Employability rate: 83%.
  • Student satisfaction with the degree: 3.0
  • Satisfaction of professors with the degree: 4.3
  • Student satisfaction with the teaching staff: 4.1
  • PAS satisfaction with the quality of the degrees of the Faculty/School: 4.1
  • Satisfaction of graduates with the degree: 3.9
University regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

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 an expert 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:

  • Personal trainer, physical trainer or technical director, in the fitness and adventure sports industry or federated sport.
  • Management positions for sports facilities, social clubs and public administration.
  • As an expert in technology applied to sport
  • Physical education teaching.
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