Degree in Sport and Exercise Science

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Degree in Sport and Exercise Science



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


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 include technical 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.

Teaching modality: Face-to-face

Competences of the degree

All the competences developed by the students of the Undergraduate Degree in Sport and Exercise Science once completed their studies can be consulted in the link below:

Competences of the degree.

Career Opportunities


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


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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UNEATLÁNTICO reproduit des environnements de travail réels


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.


Al finalizar el programa, el alumno obtendrá el título de GRADUADO O GRADUADA EN CIENCIAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA Y DEL DEPORTE, expedido por la Universidad Europea del Atlántico.

Study Programme


First Year

Human Anatomy 6
History of Physical Activity and Sport 6
Biostatistics 6
Physical Activity and Human Motility Basics 6
Human Body Physiology 6
Sports Sociology 6
Human Movement Biomechanics 6
Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs 6
Collective Sports I: Basketball 6
Individual Sports I: Athletics - Races 3
Individual Sports II: Swimming 3

Second Year

English I 6
Sports Physiology 6
Learning and Education Psychopedagogy 6
Sports Behavior Analysis 6
Collective Sports II: Handball 6
English II 6
Nutritional Status and Body Composition Assessment 6
Matches and Sports Initiation 6
Training Basics 6
Collective Sports III: Volleyball 3
Individual Sports III: Athletics II - Jump and Throw 3

Third Year

English III 6
Nutrition and Sports 6
Body Expression and Communication 6
Sports Economy and Management 6
Individual Sports IV: Gymnastic Abilities 3
Racket Sports 3
Physical Activity and its Teaching Approach 6
High-Level Planning and Physical Training 6
Collective Sports IV: Soccer 6
Injuries in Sports: Prevention and Readaptation 6
Elective I 6
Development Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (EL) 6
Food Behavior Anthropology and Psychology (EL) 6
Ergogenic Aids (EL) 6
Exercise Systematics (EL) 6
English IV (EL) 6

Fourth Year

Research Methods and Techniques in Sports 6
Inclusive Physical Education 6
Water Rescue and First Aid 6
Activities in the Environment 6
Elective II 6
Prescribing Physical Activity for a Good Health (EL) 6
Educational Systems, Institutional Contexts and School Management (EL) 6
Conflict Resolution and Mediation (EL) 6
New Technologies Applied to Physical Activity and Sports (EL) 6
Sports Facilities and Equipments 6
External Internship 12
Final Project 6
Elective III 6
Sports Psychology (EL) 6
Physical Education in Elementary School (EL) 6
New Trends in Fitness and Wellness (EL) 6
Coaching (EL) 6
Physical Condition Assessment (EL) 6
Public Health (EL) 6
Business Economy and Entrepreneurs (EL) 6

Admission profile

La titulación está dirigida a personas que tengan claras sus metas profesionales y personales, que aporten madurez y contribuyan al enriquecimiento mutuo con el resto de sus compañeros. Con ello, se pretende proporcionar a los candidatos un contexto en el que desarrollen una provechosa relación a largo plazo con compañeros de clase, profesores, antiguos alumnos y la institución.

Con carácter general, los candidatos a cursar sus estudios en la Universidad deberán reunir las siguientes cualidades:

  • Liderazgo: la Universidad manifiesta su interés por candidatos capacitados para trabajar en equipo, con confianza en sí mismos, con iniciativa, capaces de trabajar bajo presión, con habilidades de comunicación y alto sentido ético.
  • Trayectoria académica y motivación profesional: los candidatos deben haber finalizado sus estudios de acceso al sistema universitario español en un plazo razonable y con unos resultados académicos satisfactorios. Asimismo, se considera positiva cierta experiencia profesional previa, así como cualquier otra formación complementaria que los candidatos hayan realizado y aporten en la candidatura.
  • Idiomas: dado el carácter internacional y globalizador con el que se pretende dotar a la Universidad, el dominio y uso del idioma inglés es un requisito de admisión valorado durante el proceso de admisión.

Igualmente, los alumnos no hispanohablantes que accedan a la universidad deberán acreditar el nivel requerido para cursar sus enseñanzas en español. En todo caso, cualquier otro idioma se valorará como elemento diferenciador durante el proceso de admisión.

Características personales:

  • Espíritu emprendedor.
  • Ciudadanos globales.
  • Capacidad de liderazgo.

Objetivos en su formación:

  • Una institución internacional de prestigio.
  • Flexibilidad en el plan de estudios.
  • Metodologías de aprendizaje innovadoras.
  • Enseñanza personalizada: grupos reducidos, sistemas de tutorías.
  • Enfoque práctico orientado al mercado laboral: talleres, conferencias, prácticas.
  • Programas de intercambio con universidades del mundo.
  • Formación integral.

Además de los datos generales de los estudiantes de esta Universidad, los estudiantes del Grado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte responderán a las siguientes características específicas del título:

Características personales:

Los siguientes criterios son orientativos y cumplirán, en todo caso, los criterios de no discriminación por raza, nacionalidad, ideología, sexo o religión. Se valorará positivamente:

  • El interés e inquietud por la cultura en general, tanto la propia como la de otras regiones.
  • Curiosidad intelectual e interés en reflexionar sobre el valor de la comunicación política intercultural, descubrir el porqué de las reglas acerca de cómo se organizan las sociedades contemporáneas y cómo interaccionan los actores sociales internacionales e innovan en sus modos organizativos y de decisión.
  • La facilidad en la expresión oral y escrita.
  • La experiencia internacional a través de viajes o estancias escolares.
  • El entendimiento de la ética como motor último de las decisiones humanas.

Características académicas:

El perfil académico recomendado es aquel que cumple con los requisitos de acceso expuestos en la presente web. Además, se persigue un perfil interdisciplinar, inclusivo y abierto a una diversidad de perfiles posibles puesto que somos conscientes de la riqueza que aporta.

Este perfil interdisciplinar, inclusivo y abierto referido a los estudiantes de secundaria postobligatoria que accederán al grado, hace referencia a que no se precisa haber cursado una específica rama de Bachillerato para ser admitido en el título de grado. Se considera que la diversidad de perfiles académicos de los estudiantes enriquece el grupo de enseñanza-aprendizaje.

SES for physiotherapists


The European University of the Atlantic offers the possibility of the ECTS credits’ recognition/acknowledgment to students enrolled in the Degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences and who have previously completed university studies in Physiotherapy

For more information, contact with the Admissions Department via telephone 942244244 or e-mail