• Title: Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • Duration: 4 academic years structured into three-month terms
  • Study load: 240 ECTS credits
  • Format: Blended
  • Timetables: Morning (08:00-14:00)
  • Run by: School of Health Sciences
  • Qualification: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
  • Fees: Check out the cost and financing options for the study program at the following link (Fees and financing)
  • Access: Find out about the different access routes and how to complete the university pre-registration process (Access)
  • Places: 60
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English
  • Minimum score: 8,871 (20/21)

The Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the TecnoCampus Higher School of Health Sciences have, in 2018, been awarded the favorable accreditation by the Agency for the Quality of the University system of Catalonia (AQU). Accreditation is the verification, from an external visit, that the degree is being developed as planned in the verification.
With this recognition, the titles of the school guarantee teaching quality following the standard established by the agency for all universities.
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The Degree in Science of Physical Activity and Sport (CAFE) of the Higher School of Health Sciences of TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme (ESCST), responds to the analysis of a new territorial proposal framed under criteria of academic excellence, research and University entrepreneurship.
The degree in CAFD to ESCST is awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), and it is a degree with numerous advantages.


  • 1

    TecnoCampus belongs to the University Entrepreneurship Network.  The training of students of the Degree in CAFE is carried out under a constant perspective of entrepreneurship, being a reference in the use of ICT applied to health and well-being, and seeking synergies with the other studies that form part, such as the Degree of Nursing, the Degree in Business Administration and Innovation Management, the Degree in Tourism and Leisure Management, or the same double degree in Physiotherapy and CAFE.

  • 2
    Blended Format

    Following the latest trends, the learning model combines face-to-face sessions with more than 100 blended credits out of 240 ECTS. It allows to reconcile the degree with the labor market os sports practice. Also, it encourages the use of the new technologies

  • 3
    Connecting to the labor market

    TecnoCampus's close ties to the business community enable us to give students access to internships to consolidate their knowledge in a real professional environment. Each year, more than 700 students take part in the internship program in over 1,500 partner companies.
    The Employment Exchange helps students to join the professional world. This tool enables you to put the knowledge that you have acquired into practice, with either an internship or employment contract.

  • 4
    Lifelong Learning

    Possibility of studying the Master's Degree in Chronicity and Dependence at the same university

  • 5

    Study agreements and internships in different countries around the world. As part of our commitment to internationalization, we have partnership agreements in place with 105 universities in 34 countries to give you the opportunity to experience studying or taking an internship abroad.

  • 6
    Sports facilities

    The sports facilities that are available to the students of the Degree in CAFE of the ESCST are of the highest level of service.  All of them are nearby at the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme (TCM), with the participation of both the City Council of Mataró and a number of privately owned companies. 

  • 7
    Doble degree: Joint Honours in Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences


    Thanks to double degrees you can get a second degree in just five academic years.

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The generic objectives for the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences are:

  • Train professionals specialized in physical activity for health.
  • Train specialists in sports training, both in initiation and high performance.
  • Train professionals in private initiatives in the field of wellness, health and welfare as in the field of maritime sports and underwater activities.
  • Provide initial training for physical education teachers in the education system, with special attention to secondary and college education.
  • Train expert professionals in planning, organization and management of sport in the area of leisure, tourism, leisure time and sports and entertainment, both in public and private institutions.


The generic skills studied in the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences are:

  • The ethical commitment towards professional work.
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships.
  • Motivation for quality.
  • The ability to organize and plan.
  • Initiative and entrepreneurship.
  • Sensitivity to environmental issues.
  • The criteria in decision making.
  • Leadership of people and projects.
  • The communication efficiency of oral and written language.
  • The effectiveness in solving problems.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations.

Professional Career

The Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences qualifies to work as:

  • Technician in physical activity and health, holistic health centres, gyms and general exercise programmes adapted to seniors, disabled, and other groups that deserve special attention.
  • Coach, trainer, professional athlete, referee and umpire (additional specific training required) associations, centres, sports clubs and federations.
  • Sports Management (public and private) as director and coordinator of sport facilities and director of sports activities and competitions .
  • Technician in sport leisure as a leisure instructor in urban areas and the environment.
  • Teacher in physical education in secondary schools, colleges and vocational courses (additional master course in teacher training required).


The Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences is designed for students interested in teaching physical education and sport, sports training and performance, managing and planning sports activities, organizing leisure and recreational activities for people’s free time, and nautical activities.You can check this link about the access pathways.

Students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of biology, physics, mathematics, natural sciences, geography, psychology and sociology.
  • The physical condition to take part in regular and fairly intensive physical activity and sport, and proven ability in swimming and/or water sports.
  • The ability to embrace an interdisciplinary approach, autonomy, social and environmental awareness and a desire to learn, apply and convey positive values in the organization and practice of physical activities and sport.
  • Knowledge of new technologies and languages.
  • A constant and growing interest in the area of physical activity and sport.

The Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences can be accessed by students who have completed all formats of the High School Baccalaureate and Advanced Training Programs. All applicants have to pass a set of Personal Aptitude Tests, which relate to the Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at the Advanced College of Health Sciences, including:

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