Degree in Sport and Exercise

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Degree in Sport and Exercise

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The University include technical laboratories (Biochemistry, Physiology and Biomechanics)

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The Degree in Sport and Exercise Science lays special emphasis on promoting the acquisition of habits for a healthy lifestyle, in addition to addressing the challenge of improving sporting performance. To meet the current demands of society, it has become essential to produce professionals who are capable of planning, organising, regulating, directing and assessing the various activities inherent to physical exercise and sport.

Thanks to the innovative, specific and practical nature of the scheduled subjects, this degree is designed to produce graduates who are able to perform competently across the entire range of career opportunities associated with this discipline, including such latest additions as recreational sport, new trends in wellness or alternative sports.

The Faculty of Health Sciences boasts modern facilities that will enable the student to fully develop the practical competences targeted in the degree’s learning outcomes. These facilities includetechnical laboratories (Biochemistry, Physiology and Biomechanics), in which the student will be given the opportunity to comprehensively practise the skills acquired during the degree programme.

All these activities are performed by the students under the close supervision of a coordinated team of well-qualified, highly-experienced teaching staff.

 

Career Opportunities

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On successful completion of this degree programme, students will be fully qualified to work across a range of professional outlets:

  • Fitness coach/trainer, both personal and team-oriented, from initiation level to high performance.
  • State-recognised teaching appointments at Secondary School and University
  • Teaching appointments in private sporting entities
  • Technical director of programmes involving recreational sports and active tourism
  • Technical director of programmes involving regular physical activity for all
  • Sports instructors in various areas of society
  • Physical activity health advisors for groups who suffer specific disorders,working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Managerial appointments within the area of public administration and official bodies
  • Director of sports programmes and events
  • Manager of sporting entities and sports clubs, including wellness centres
  • Director of ecotourism programmes

Bilingual Education

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English, the key to your present and your future

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English, the key to your present and your future

In today´s world, one of the essential tools for international communication and the key that opens opportunities to finding a job, both in Spain and abroad, is knowing English.

In our country, 80% of the job offers already require a high proficiency of this language, and in many cases, this requirement is more important than personal and professional qualifications.

If is for this reason that the European University of the Atlantic places special emphasis on undergraduate students attaining proficiency in the language. From the first year on, students are encouraged to register for extra-curricular classes in preparation for successfully completing study of their regular subjects taught in English throughout their degree.

This way, regardless of their initial proficiency level, the language program based on tutorial support, specialized materials, and small classes, allows students to later follow their dual language (English-Spanish) courses in sequence so that they finish their degree having acquired a bilingual skill set that is applicable in their profession.

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

The campus of the Universidad Europea del Atlántico is designed so that students can practise their profession from the first year onwards. The University offers modern and fully-equipped facilities that simulate the authentic business environments that students will experience upon completing their degree. There are laboratories for the study of Physiology, Food Technology, Languages, Food Science and Biomechanics, while dedicated facilities are provided for projects involving computing, business, nutritional assistance, psychological guidance and counselling, and translation and interpretation. In addition, the University also offers computer labs, a library, as well as radio and television production and post-production studios.

Faculty motivate students to become involved in campus life and guide them towards creating projects and developing ideas that enhance their professional development from the the very first year of their studies. The learning model is not limited to covering a syllabus, but intends to guarantee a solid theoretical-practical education in which students feel fully engaged in their professional area.

Furthermore, the University has signed numerous internship agreements with a wide range of business entities that complement formal university education and facilitate the development of the cross-curricular skills needed to break into the job market.

A true indication of the importance that the University places on innovation and knowledge transfer is the establishment of the Centre for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN). CITICAN is a scientific foundation through which RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) from the academic institution is channelled.

Career Opportunities

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On successful completion of this degree programme, students will be fully qualified to work across a range of professional outlets:

  • Fitness coach/trainer, both personal and team-oriented, from initiation level to high performance.
  • State-recognised teaching appointments at Secondary School and University
  • Teaching appointments in private sporting entities
  • Technical director of programmes involving recreational sports and active tourism
  • Technical director of programmes involving regular physical activity for all
  • Sports instructors in various areas of society
  • Physical activity health advisors for groups who suffer specific disorders,working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Managerial appointments within the area of public administration and official bodies
  • Director of sports programmes and events
  • Manager of sporting entities and sports clubs, including wellness centres
  • Director of ecotourism programmes

Bilingual Education

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English, the key to your present and your future

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English, the key to your present and your future

In today´s world, one of the essential tools for international communication and the key that opens opportunities to finding a job, both in Spain and abroad, is knowing English.

In our country, 80% of the job offers already require a high proficiency of this language, and in many cases, this requirement is more important than personal and professional qualifications.

If is for this reason that the European University of the Atlantic places special emphasis on undergraduate students attaining proficiency in the language. From the first year on, students are encouraged to register for extra-curricular classes in preparation for successfully completing study of their regular subjects taught in English throughout their degree.

This way, regardless of their initial proficiency level, the language program based on tutorial support, specialized materials, and small classes, allows students to later follow their dual language (English-Spanish) courses in sequence so that they finish their degree having acquired a bilingual skill set that is applicable in their profession.

Engage in your profession

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

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UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

The campus of the Universidad Europea del Atlántico is designed so that students can practise their profession from the first year onwards. The University offers modern and fully-equipped facilities that simulate the authentic business environments that students will experience upon completing their degree. There are laboratories for the study of Physiology, Food Technology, Languages, Food Science and Biomechanics, while dedicated facilities are provided for projects involving computing, business, nutritional assistance, psychological guidance and counselling, and translation and interpretation. In addition, the University also offers computer labs, a library, as well as radio and television production and post-production studios.

Faculty motivate students to become involved in campus life and guide them towards creating projects and developing ideas that enhance their professional development from the the very first year of their studies. The learning model is not limited to covering a syllabus, but intends to guarantee a solid theoretical-practical education in which students feel fully engaged in their professional area.

Furthermore, the University has signed numerous internship agreements with a wide range of business entities that complement formal university education and facilitate the development of the cross-curricular skills needed to break into the job market.

A true indication of the importance that the University places on innovation and knowledge transfer is the establishment of the Centre for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN). CITICAN is a scientific foundation through which RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) from the academic institution is channelled.

Study Programme

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First Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Human Anatomy 6
History of Physical Activity and Sport 6
Biostatistics 6
Fundamentals of Physical Activity and Human Motricity 6
Human Physiology I 6
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Sports Sociology 6
Biomechanics of Human Movement 6
Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs 6
Individual Sports I: Athletics 6
Individual Sports II: Swimming 6

Second Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
English I 6
Sports Physiology 6
Psychopedagogy: Education and the Learning Process 6
Analysis of Sports Behaviour 6
Individual Sports III: Judo 6
Team Sports II: Rugby  
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
English II 6
Assessment of Nutritional Status
and Body Composition
6
Games and Sport Initiation 6
Fundamentals of Training 6
Team Sports III: Handball 6

Third Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
English III 6
Sports Nutrition 6
Sports Economics and Management 6
Individual Sports IV: Tennis 6
Individual Sports V: Padel 6
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
English IV 6
Physical Education Didactics 6
High Performance Planning and Physical Training 6
Team Sports IV: Football 6
Elective (EL) I 6
TOTAL 30

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

Food Science I (EL) 6
Developmental Psychology: Early Childhood and Adolescence (EL) 6
Management of Group Catering Services (EL) 6
Ergogenic Aids (EL) 6
Emotional Psychology (EL) 6

Fourth Year

SEMESTER 1
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Research Methods for Sport Science 6
Inclusive Physical Education 6
Health Promotion and Physical Activity Prescription 6
Outdoor Activities 6
Elective II 6
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Food Science II (EL) 6
Educational Systems, Institutional Context and School Management (EL) 6
Recreation Through Physical Activity and Sport (EL) 6
Conflict Resolution and Mediation (EL) 6
SEMESTER 2
SUBJECTS CREDITS
TOTAL 30
Sports Facilities and Equipment 6
Internship 12
Final Project 6
Elective III 6
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Sport Psychology (EL) 6
Physical Education Curriculum in Primary School Education (EL) 6
New Trends in Fitness and Wellness (EL) 6
Sports Counselling (EL) 6

Dual Degree Programme

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Students enrolled in the Degree in Sport and Exercise Science may also apply to simultaneously study the Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics within a dual degree programme.

CAFD para fisioterapeutas

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La Universidad Europea del Atlántico ofrece la posibilidad de reconocer créditos ECTS a aquellos estudiantes que se matriculen en el grado de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte y que hayan cursado previamente estudios universitarios de Fisioterapia.

Para más información puede consultar con el negociado de Admisión en el teléfono 942 244 244 o en el correo electrónico admisiones@uneatlantico.es