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Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Academic year 2021-2022

The fundamental aim is for students to become specialists in all the areas connected with physical activity and sport. Students must master all the fields of activity in the cited areas. The integrated, and at the same time, specialised training, will enable students to follow their interests and to gain a deep understanding and knowledge of all the aspects that might become the focus of their professional career.

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Branch of knowledge:
Health Sciences
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
What qualifications can lead to:
Holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from the University of Girona.
Teaching institution:
University School of Health and Sport (EUSES) (affiliated centre)
Indicative number of places:
90
Last admission mark:
Cut-off marks for the June 2021 examination call
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Website:
Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CAFE) - Salt Campus
Valid report:
Description (2015)
Other information:
Monitoring indicators

It's useful to know

Students who choose to study Physical Activity and Sport Sciences should have sound knowledge of subjects related to health sciences. Increasingly, it is necessary to be in a good physical shape, and to maintain fitness levels, have a love of sport and an active character. Lastly, it will also be useful to have a good understanding of English and computer science.

Learning objectives

The general objectives are as follows:

  • Generating in students the capacity to value the importance of physical activity and sport in the context of health, education and leisure.
  • Providing students with a solid foundation so they are able to identify and analyse the fundamental characteristics of physical activity and sport.
  • Encouraging analysis of their own motor functions through the practice of physical and sporting activity, and providing elements to analyse and improve the motor functions of others.
  • Developing in students the skills of planning, developing and evaluating the physical activity and sports programmes in the educational sphere relating to performance, leisure and recreation, and also in prevention and recovery.
  • Providing the students a basis to develop habits of excellence and quality in their professional work.
  • Instilling in students an interest in incorporating research in the development of their professional practice in a critical, constructive and creative way.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of the subjects examined in the PAU, linked to the branch of knowledge of health sciences.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of the subjects examined in the PAU, linked to the branch of knowledge of health sciences.
  • Over 25s. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: health sciences
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Note: It is not necessary to carry out aptitude tests. Following the model of leading universities in Europe and North America, physical aptitude tests will not be a requirement to access this degree. 

Another information on access

Careers

There are many fields in which graduates can work professionally:

  • Health: prevention and recovery of health through physical activity and sport, functional adaptation.
  • Physical activity and sport education: in a formal capacity, it is necessary to have the Master in Teacher Training for ESO, Upper secondary school education and Vocational training - (ESO, upper secondary school education, physical activity and sport training cycles and sports education) and in a non formal capacity (school sports, extra-curricular activities)
  • Sports performance: physical training for competitive and amateur sport, sports rehabilitation.
  • Management of sport services in the public or private sphere: facilities, projects, human resources, technical experts.
  • Physical activity and sport as elements of leisure and recreation: adventure sports, sport and tourism.
  • Physical and sporting activity as a social intervention tool: work with specific groups (older people, people with disabilities, young people at risk of social exclusion).

In the era of globalization, society demands a high level of professional preparation; this is reflected to a great extent in the regulation of the exercise of sport professions (Act 3/2008, DOGC 5123, 02/05/2008, and subsequent amendments).

The Law on the exercise of sport professions means it is no longer possible to provide professional services without minimum knowledge or without a qualification of some kind (this posed a risk to people's health and safety). This law means that, as stated in the preamble, from the time it enters into force, the various professional sport activities in Catalonia will be carried out by people with a minimum level of training in their respective field. Naturally, the quality of the Catalan sport system depends to a large degree on this process of progressive incorporation of duly qualified professionals.

Up to now, (to begin with the Law regulates four professions) graduates will be able to work as physical education teachers, sports monitors, sports coaches (in relation to a specific sport) and sports managers.

Continue studying

The School provides:

  • Quality master's degrees with a highly practical focus and aimed at meeting the needs of the job market.
  • An excellent and varied continuous training offer to respond to ongoing higher level training needs (single-subject courses, summer courses, etc.).

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2021-2022

Basic sciences 124.00 credits

Basic sciences 26.00 credits

Manifestations of motility12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Jocs i habilitats motrius bàsiquesJuegos y habilidades motrices básicasGames and basic motor skills  (3159G02011)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Dansa i expressió corporalDanza y expresión corporalDance and body language  (3159G02012)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of individual, water and opponent-based sports18.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Esports individualsDeportes individualesSingle sports  (3159G02014)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Esports d'adversariDeportes de adversarioOpponent sports  (3159G02016)

OBCompulsory 12.00 SSemester long YES

Basic sciences 112.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Fisiologia de l'exercici 2Fisiología del ejercicio 2 Exercici physiology 2  (3159G02003)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Kinesiologia i biomecànica del movimentKinesiología y biomecànica del movimiento Kinesiology and biomecanic movement  (3159G02004)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Basic sciences 218.00 credits

Foundations of collective sports12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Esports d'equip 1Deportes colectivos 1Team sports 1  (3159G02017)

OBCompulsory 12.00 AAnnual YES

Sport training6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Teoria de l'entrenament 1Teoría del entrenamiento 1Training theory 1  (3159G02019)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Sport management and recreation6.00 credits

Teaching physical activity and sport6.00 credits

Manifestations of motility6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Activitat física a la naturaActividad física en la naturalezaPhysical activity in the nature  (3159G02013)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of individual, water and opponent-based sports6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Esports aquàticsDeportes acuáticosWater sports  (3159G02015)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of collective sports12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Esports d'equip 2Deportes colectivos 2Team sports 2  (3159G02018)

OBCompulsory 12.00 AAnnual YES

Sport training6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Teoria de l'entrenament 2Teoría del entrenamiento 2 Training theory 2  (3159G02020)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Physical activity and quality of life12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Prescripció d'exercici físic per la salutPrescripción de ejercicio físico para la saludPhisical exercice Prescription (order) for health  (3159G02022)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Primers auxilisPrimeros auxiliosFirst aid  (3159G02024)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Sport management and recreation12.00 credits

Teaching physical activity and sport6.00 credits

Sport training6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Teoria de l'entrenament 3Teoría del entrenamiento 3Training theory 3  (3159G02021)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Physical activity and quality of life12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Nutrició i ajudes ergogèniquesNutrición y ayudas ergogénicasNutrition and ergogenic (tending to increase work output) aids  (3159G02023)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Mitjans i mètodes de recuperacióMedios y métodos de recuperaciónMethods of physical recovery (make-up)  (3159G02025)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Sport management and recreation6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Recreació, oci i turismeRecreación, ocio y turismo Recreation, leisure and tourism  (3159G02029)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Optional subjects6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Readaptació a l'esforçReadaptación al esfuerzoEffort rehability  (3159G02035)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Cor i activitat físicaCorazón y actividad físicaHeart and physical activity  (3159G02043)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnificació esportiva i desenvolupament del talent esportiuTecnificación deportiva y desarrollo del talento deportivoTalent development and training with young athletes  (3159G02045)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Noves tendències i mètodes de valoració en l'activitat física i l'esportNuevas tendencias y métodos de valoración en la actividad física y el deporteNew Trends and Evaluation Methods in Physical Activity and Sport  (3159G02046)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Exercici físic pel benestar holísticEjercicio físico para el bienestar holísticoPhysical Exercise for Holistic Wellbeing  (3159G02047)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Emprenedoria en activitat física i esportEmprendimiento en actividad física y deporteEntrepreneurship in Physical Activity and Sport  (3159G02048)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

HidroteràpiaHidroterapiaHydrotherapy  (3159G02032)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

FrancèsFrancésFrensch language  (3159G02033)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Teràpies holístiquesTerapias holísticasHolistic therapies  (3159G02034)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Innovacions en l'ensenyament de l'educació físicaInnovaciones en la enseñanza de la educación físicaInnovations in teaching physical education  (3159G02039)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Noves tendències en l'activitat física i la qualitat de vidaNuevas tendencias en la actividad física y la calidad de vidaNew trends in physical activity, well-being and quality of life  (3159G02040)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Professió i reptes de futur del Graduat en Ciències de l'Activitat Física i l'EsportProfesión y retos de futuro del Graduado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física i el DeporteProfessional trends and future challenges for graduate students in Sport Science and Physical Activi  (3159G02041)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

AnglèsInglésEnglish  (3159G02042)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Anglès per ciències de l’esportInglés para ciencias del deporteEnglish for sport sciences  (3159G02044)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

External practicals12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Pràctiques externesPrácticas externasWork placements  (3159G02036)

PEExternal Placements 12.00 SSemester long YES

Bachelor's thesis12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Treball final de grauTrabajo fin de gradoFinal project  (3159G02037)

Bachelor's thesis 12.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + Academic Recognition12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Readaptació a l'esforçReadaptación al esfuerzoEffort rehability  (3159G02035)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Cor i activitat físicaCorazón y actividad físicaHeart and physical activity  (3159G02043)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnificació esportiva i desenvolupament del talent esportiuTecnificación deportiva y desarrollo del talento deportivoTalent development and training with young athletes  (3159G02045)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Noves tendències i mètodes de valoració en l'activitat física i l'esportNuevas tendencias y métodos de valoración en la actividad física y el deporteNew Trends and Evaluation Methods in Physical Activity and Sport  (3159G02046)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Exercici físic pel benestar holísticEjercicio físico para el bienestar holísticoPhysical Exercise for Holistic Wellbeing  (3159G02047)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

Emprenedoria en activitat física i esportEmprendimiento en actividad física y deporteEntrepreneurship in Physical Activity and Sport  (3159G02048)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long YES

HidroteràpiaHidroterapiaHydrotherapy  (3159G02032)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

FrancèsFrancésFrensch language  (3159G02033)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Teràpies holístiquesTerapias holísticasHolistic therapies  (3159G02034)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Innovacions en l'ensenyament de l'educació físicaInnovaciones en la enseñanza de la educación físicaInnovations in teaching physical education  (3159G02039)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Noves tendències en l'activitat física i la qualitat de vidaNuevas tendencias en la actividad física y la calidad de vidaNew trends in physical activity, well-being and quality of life  (3159G02040)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Professió i reptes de futur del Graduat en Ciències de l'Activitat Física i l'EsportProfesión y retos de futuro del Graduado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física i el DeporteProfessional trends and future challenges for graduate students in Sport Science and Physical Activi  (3159G02041)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

AnglèsInglésEnglish  (3159G02042)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Anglès per ciències de l’esportInglés para ciencias del deporteEnglish for sport sciences  (3159G02044)

OPOptional 6.00 SSemester long Not

Language requirement

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian

Placements

Students have to gain a series of credits, as part of their studies, which correspond to internships in companies or institutions relating to the bachelor’s degree they are studying. The teaching load is determined in accordance with the curriculum.

Bachelor's thesis

To obtain the degree, students have to complete a bachelor's thesis (TFG) which serves to assess the general skills they have acquired over the course of the degree programme and offers a summary of the skills and knowledge they have acquired. The teaching load of the thesis depends on the curriculum of the degree.

Mobility

Students can complete part of their degree programme abroad through the Erasmus programme, which enables them to carry on their studies whilst undertaking an international exchange with academic value in a European university.

They also have access to grants for placements at universities in Spain and on other continents, thanks to bilateral agreements, the SICUE programme and the expansion of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Enrolment

First year enrolment

1

Once the Catalan government has allocated you your place, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to online enrolment applications and information on enrolling on your bachelor's degree studies. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year.

2

Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.

3

Use your user code and password to access the online enrolment and check the enrolment period assigned to you. If the period has already started, the application will inform you that you can start your enrolment.

4

Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your institution’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.

5

Review the enrolment information on your bachelor's-degree studies and see the Basic Guide for online enrolment on first-year bachelor's-degree studies .

6

Formalise online enrolment following the guide's instructions</g>. If you have queries, contact the secretary’s office at your teaching institution. Remember you must enrol before the deadline provided for, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Subjects
Check the subjects for which you can enrol in the section on Subjects > Available subjects 2021-2022 on the website of your bachelor's degree studies.
Fees
Consult the enrolment fees and deductions available to you.
Payment
You can pay the enrolment fee in cash or in instalments in two or three instalments or in monthly instalments. See the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations.
Grants
If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, in order to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant you will have to apply for financial proof. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
Third language
To obtain the qualification, you must prove knowledge of a foreign language with a B2 or equivalent level unless your faculty establishes a higher requirement. If you already have a recognised certificate of knowledge of a third language, we recommend that you submit it together with the rest of the documents required for initial enrolment. Check the Regulations about a third language.
Insurance
If you are under 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory school insurance for €1.12 per year. If you are over 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory accident insurance for €9.50 per year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
Staying
Bear in mind that if you do not pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first two years, you will not be able to continue the same course at the UdG. Check the Rules for staying.

ID
Spanish nationals do not need to produce their national ID (DNI) unless they opposed the University of Girona's collection of personal data during their online enrolment (see the guide for online enrolment).

If you are a national of a EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Andorra, you will need to present a valid ID or passport from your country of origin.

Otherwise you will preferably need to present a valid foreign-national identification care (TIE) or passport if do you not have a TIE.

You will need to forward a digitised copy of the document online or bring it in person to the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the document.
Admission documents
If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from PAU, CFGS, admission exams for individuals over the age of 25, 40 or 45 or university degree obtained from the UdG, or by academic record transfer, you will not need to produce any documents.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree completed at another university, you will need to forward a copy of your degree online (e-degree or authenticated digital copy of the degree) or provisional degree certificate (with digital signature and CSV), or produce the original in person at the academic secretary's office.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree started at another university, you have to produce a copy of an academic certificate online stating the courses and qualifications, signed electronically and with CSV, and supporting documents confirming transfer-rights payment or presenting the originals in person at the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the documents.
Allowances and exemptions
Before you register, review the self-enrolment’s "Grants and allowances" tab. If you are entitled to allowances that are recorded as accredited and are valid on the date of the start of the academic year (13 September), you will not need to produce any documents.

If you are entitled to allowances that are not recorded as accredited, you can start the accreditation procedure by clicking on the corresponding "Request" button, and uploading the necessary documents there for applying the corresponding enrolment discount or payment exemption.

You can also use the “Document Accreditation” procedure from the online procedure section of the Office of the Secretary in Network, preferably, or the electronic register of the UdG, or to produce the documents in person at the academic secretary's office.

If your documents are currently being processed or pending renewal, you will not be eligible for the enrolment-fee discount, but presentations of updated documents will be accepted up to 31 December for subsequently regularising your situation.
Further information from the Allowances and Loans page.
Bank details
If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the registration fee will be paid by direct debit, you must submit the completed bank details notification/ modification form and proof of identification for the account holder.

For the submission of documentation you can use the “Communicating or amending bank details” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

These documents will have to be produced within a period of 10 work days as from the date of enrolment.
Photograph
After you have enrolled, you will need to produce a personal photograph through the La meva UdG intranet (Staff > digital Identity), in accordance with the instructions provided on the same webpage.
Enrolment form
If so required by the teaching institution, you will need to produce your duly completed enrolment-application form. The form and the instructions for its submission will be provided by the centre itself.
Note: accreditation by electronic means is not definitive, except in the case of original electronic documents or authentic electronic copies. The UdG reserves the right to request the corresponding physical documentation at a later date.

Online enrolment

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