This Master´s degree has undertaken the task of designing specific training programs and improving the quality of life of large sections of the population.
Two different itineraries: Professional and Investigator (this one enable for the Pdh).
Learning based on practice.
The Master's Degree in Physical Exercise and Health is the program which best represents the research of Universidad Europea (the leader in sports science research in Spain 2012), and benefits from the experience of Real Madrid CF. It will help you become a well-rounded professional in the fastest-growing field of employment in sports (with internships closely connected to future job openings), backed by the guarantees of a Master's Degree from the UEM School of Sports Science. And if you want, you can also train as a researcher by taking the PhD in Physical Activity and Sports, certified by ANECA (the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation), at Universidad Europea de Madrid.
The concept of health has long been associated with the classic definition of the absence of illness (biomedical model). However, the new concept of health proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) involves alternative indicators and adopting behaviors which reduce the probability of illness, discomfort and suffering (biopsychosocial model).
This new conception gives individuals an active role in their state of health, emphasizing lifestyle and physical exercise among the behavioral habits which most help to improve it.
Also, according to the latest Spanish survey on public health, one out of every six people aged over 15 has a chronic health problem. This fact shows that physical exercise professionals need to specialize in different pathologies in order to achieve all the benefits it can offer, but adapted to each particular individual.
The Master's Degree in Physical Exercise and Health, the first Master's Degree of its kind to be offered in Spain, has undertaken the task of designing specific training programs and improving the quality of life of large sections of the population.
Based on the biopsychosocial model, it has developed a program which essentially focuses on the three dimensions of health: biological, psychological and social, in order to address the needs of various populations with some type of pathology, or the elderly.
For all these purposes, Universidad Europea provides the latest technology, solid experience, an holistic vision, and one of the best faculties in the world.
How This Course Will Benefit Your CareerBased on the biopsychosocial model, it has developed a program which essentially focuses on the three dimensions of health: biological, psychological and social, in order to address the needs of various populations with some type of pathology, or the elderly.
Detailed course information
MODULE 1.- Exercise Physiology
The coursework relates to physiological processes and how the body adapts to physical activity. The goal is to give students a different view from the purely empirical approach, assessing the physiological responses and the body’s adaptation to physical activity. This provides a solid scientific basis which is the foundation of all the procedures and actions forming part of physical activity.
Physiological responses and adaptation to Physical Activity I
Physiological assessment of responses and adaptation to exercise: theoretical concepts
Physiological responses and adaptation to Physical Activity II
Physiological assessment of responses and adaptation to exercise: practical applications
Physiological responses and adaptation to physical activity according to age and gender
MODULE 2.- Intervention Programs for Healthy Individuals and Special Groups
The second module includes coursework relating to the procedures for intervention through physical exercise, such as assessment, monitoring, control and the use of new technologies, as well as coursework relating to aspects of psychology and education in order to improve adherence, involvement and the meaningfulness of physical activity. The goal is to enable students to design, analyze and prescribe exercise programs for healthy individuals and/or those with related pathologies.
Devising health-oriented exercise programs
Devising exercise programs for special groups
Improving health and wellbeing: psychological aspects
Prevention and recovery from injuries
Nutrition and anthropometric assessment
New trends in the fitness industry
MODULE 3.- Interpreting and Designing Research
The third module consists of coursework relating to the interpretation and design of research projects. The goal is for students to learn, understand and be able to apply the procedures needed for scientific research.
Applied research methodology
MODULE 4.- Internship
Essential phase in student training, consisting of two fundamental activities:
Compulsory internship in associated centers
MODULE 5.- Master's Thesis
Where and When
Campus de Villaviciosa de Odón
Calle Tajo, s/n, Villaviciosa de Odón, Nuñez de Balboa, 120, 28006 - Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Email & Website
Phone & Location
- Avda. Fernando Alonso, 8 28108 Alcobendas (Madrid), Exit 17 of A1