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Name: Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation

Course load: 60 ECTS credits/600 hours

Format: Blended learning

Schedule: Two weekends a month (Friday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Degree: Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation from Pompeu Fabra University

Additional certification: NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT®); official diploma in Basic Life Support/Automated External Defibrillation (BLS/AED); International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Level 1 accreditation.

Price: €5.650,20 + €200 taxes (approximate price pending passage of the Catalan decree setting the prices for the provision of academic services at Catalan public universities for each academic year)

Type: Professional and research, enabling access to doctoral programmes

Next edition: From 9th October 2020 to 30th July 2021

Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English

Organizer: TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences

DEGREE

This master’s programme leads to the award of an official master’s degree from Pompeu Fabra University.

  • As a sports and fitness professional, are you ready to meet today’s new personal training and physical and sports rehabilitation needs?

    People of all ages are increasingly aware of the importance of regularly engaging in exercise and sport as a means of achieving physical and mental well-being. Additionally, athletes and, especially, coaches know the importance of establishing appropriate training stimuli and recovery methods to prevent injuries and ensure a longer healthy sports life.

    There is thus a need for professionals with specific training in the field of physical activity and sport sciences. As fitness and sports training professionals, personal trainers have a distinguished status in the field of physical activities and sport. Functional physical and sports rehabilitators for individuals and/or athletes who have suffered or are currently suffering from an injury or illness are needed to address the current shortage of trained professionals in the sector.

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    The combined personal trainer/rehabilitator will be a key figure with the necessary professional skills to plan and prescribe appropriate training methods that prevent injuries arising from the practice of physical activities and sports. He or she will also be able to use functional rehabilitation means and methods to help practitioners or athletes who have suffered an injury and/or illness resume their physical and sport activities.

    The Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation thus aims to produce professionals with the necessary specific skills from the field of physical activity and sport sciences. The programme provides rigorous training to holders of undergraduate degrees to help them improve the skill set recommended by the Professional Management Office of the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare, whereby ‘physical and sports educators may direct, supervise and assess the practice of physical exercise, adapted to the characteristics, needs and preferences of people of all ages with a health problem, disability or different abilities, helping them follow the indications of health professionals and continue to engage in regular physical activity’.

    Dr Manuel Vicente Garnacho Castaño
    Dr Noemí Serra Paya
    Academic directors of the Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation

WHO IS IT FOR?

The master’s programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences who are interested in acquiring the specific set of skills and abilities related to personal training and physical and sports rehabilitation.

The programme also plays a key role in the training of researchers and/or teachers interested in pursuing a doctorate or in joining research teams.

Why pursue this master’s degree at TecnoCampus? 

Degree from UPF
Quality seal of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the top Spanish university in the U-Multirank ranking.
Experience
It builds on the experience and success of the three editions of the UPF-endorsed Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation.
Professional orientation and academic rigor
You will acquire the academic and scientific knowledge needed to programme and periodize training and physical and sports rehabilitation.
Practical training
The master’s programme includes a 70-hour internship to allow participants to develop their professional skills at a sports centre or club.
Increased employability
This master’s degree will give you the maximum number of continuous education points (10 points) in the Catalan public school employment system (Borsa d’Ensenyament).
Blended learning
Students will complete part of the teaching and learning process face-to-face in the classroom and the other by working independently outside the classroom.
Additional certification
In addition to the official degree from UPF, you will earn other certification: (NSCA-CPT®); official diploma in Basic Life Support/Automated External Defibrillation and (ISAK) Level 1 accreditation.
Expert teaching staff
The teaching staff is made up of experts: Physical Activity and Sport Sciences degree holders, biologists, physicians and physical therapists.
World-class facilities
The programme has access to the TecnoCampus Physical Activity, Performance and Health Lab and the multipurpose room, physical therapy rooms and other facilities at Mataró Hospital.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Develop the necessary skills and abilities to organize and plan personal training sessions.
  • Develop the necessary skills and abilities to design a training plan to meet specific goals.
  • Acquire the necessary skills and abilities to develop a training plan for special populations in collaboration with other professionals from the sector (physicians, nutritionists, etc.).
  • Acquire the necessary skills and abilities to perform a functional assessment of people and, specifically, athletes.
  • Develop the necessary skills and abilities to use the appropriate means and equipment in personal training and physical and sports rehabilitation.
  • Master the necessary techniques and procedures for the rehabilitation of people who have suffered an injury and/or illness.

PROSPECTIVE CAREERS

Graduates of the master’s degree programme in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation will have the profile of a professional with the necessary academic and scientific knowledge to programme, plan, periodize, research and optimize the training and physical and sports rehabilitation process and to apply it in a personalized way, adapting it based on the user’s needs, gender, age and level of physical activity and sports practice (sedentary, high-performance, people with an illness, associated disorder or disability, etc.).

This training does not certify you to practice regulated sport professions. However, the specialization in personal training and physical and sports rehabilitation qualifies graduates to pursue the following careers:

  • Personal trainer
  • Physical trainer
  • Physical and sports rehabilitator

In the fields of:

  • Health
  • Sports performance
  • Physical or mental disabilities
  • Injuries and/or associated disorders

In a variety of settings:

  • Fitness and wellness centres
  • High-performance centres
  • Sport facilities
  • Sport clubs and federations
  • Gerontological gym facilities
  • Hospitals

Organization and structure

The master’s degree programme is organized by the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences and builds on the experience of the three previous editions of the Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation offered as a Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)-endorsed degree.

The master’s programme consists of a total of 60 ECTS credits, broken down into 37 ECTS credits for compulsory subjects, 6 ECTS credits for optional subjects, 7 ECTS credits for an external internship and 10 ECTS credits for the master’s degree final project.

 

Recognition of credits

Recognition of 50 ECTS credits for students who have completed the UPF-endorsed Master’s Degree in Personal Training and Physical and Sports Rehabilitation.

Possibility to validate the 7 ECTS credits for the internship through the accreditation of professional experience.

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