Bachelor’s degree course

L22 – Sport and Exercise Sciences (BSc) – 180 ECTS
580 places (5 positions reserved for extra-EU candidates)

Course structure

The course is designed to enable students to:

  • acquire methodological, technical and scientific skills for planning and carrying out a variety of recreational, competitive and/or educational sports/motor programs for groups differing in age, gender and psycho-physical condition;
  • acquire methodological, technical and scientific skills for promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle;
  • interact effectively with health workers to promote people’s general health and wellbeing.


The Degree Course includes:

  • specific bio-medical, psycho-pedagogic, legal administrative management and organizational fields of study;
  • subjects related to sport and exercise sciences;
  • the in-depth study of specific topics (in relation to personal options) and opportunities for training periods in sport and leisure industries, public administration and laboratories, and during national and international university exchange programs.


Job prospects and career opportunities

  • Field of technical sports science
  • Coach and sports professional in top-level competitive sport sectors
  • Sports instructor for non-competitive sport
  • Field of adapted physical activity
  • P.E. teacher for nursery and primary schools
  • Recreational sports teacher for various age groups
  • Special needs P.E. teacher
  • Sports instructor, personal trainer focusing on health and fitness
  • Sports activity leader in the tourist and leisure industry
  • Field of Sports Management
  • Sports facility manager and event’s organizer




  • Applied Anatomy of Motor Activity and Anthropometry (12 ECTS)
  • General and Human Biology and Biochemistry (12 ECTS)
  • Bases of Movement Activities (7 ECTS)
  • General and Sport Pedagogy (7 ECTS)
  • Team Sports (7 ECTS)
  • Elective Courses (4 ECTS)
  • English 1 and Spanish 1: The Language of Sport (4 ECTS each)


Year – 2

  • Basic Management and Public Law (8 ECTS)
  • Human and Sport Physiology (10 ECTS)
  • General and Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)
  • Individual Sports (12 ECTS)
  • Physical Activity for Children, Adolescences and Older Adults (9 ECTS)
  • English 2 and Spanish 2 (4 ECTS each)
  • Elective Courses (4 ECTS)


Year – 3

  • Internship (5 ECTS)
  • Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity (8 ECTS)
  • Swimming Activities and Prevention in Sport Facilities (12 ECTS)
  • Theory and Methodology of Training and Quality of Sports Facilities (7 ECTS)
  • Biomechanics and Traumatology of Motor Activity (10 ECTS)
  • Didactics and Special Education, Developmental Psychology and Education (9 ECTS)
  • Endocrinology and Sport Medicine (12 ECTS)
  • Elective Courses (4 ECTS) / Thesis (3 ECTS)


Elective Courses (AFS)

Elective courses (AFS) may be freely selected from the list of available courses. This list may vary from year to year. Each elective course carries 4 ECTS credits. Students must choose 3 elective courses to obtain a total of 12 ECTS credits during the 3-year bachelor’s Degree course. Elective courses (AFS) enable students to broaden their studies by being able to choose from a wide range of academic subjects that usually focus on a specific occupational field. Some elective courses enable students to obtain sports federation qualifications thanks to bilateral agreements drawn up between the University and individual Sports Federations. This qualification enables students to work as instructors or coaches in sports clubs.


Curricular Internship (5 ECTS)

Although more general, with different practical activities and seminars, curricular internships are of equal importance since they offer students a wide range of opportunities for gaining experience in different fields of interest.

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