Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

General

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Program Description

The offer of this Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences aims to cover the demand for professionals whose interest is related to research in any of the fields of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. The transmission of the results obtained from the individual research or from the research teams integrated within our Faculty of Sports Sciences, will make it possible to consolidate the training of students with a high degree of specialization that guarantees a substrate of researchers in Sports Sciences. Physical Activity and Sports that could be integrated into the teaching staff of Universities, Higher Research Institutes, other similar centers or companies.

The Master's Study Plan is planned in such a way that the student does not remain in theory when preparing the research process, but also puts it into practice. For this, training in research methodology and research techniques must then be reflected and applied in the specific fields of specialization in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.

The possibility of giving entry to the student's professional interest based on the object of their research, justifies that it is a Master's Degree in which all the Departments of the Faculty of Sports Sciences are involved, by allowing the Study Plan to respect to the maximum the scientific interests of the students, thereby enhancing the greater knowledge and specialization within the research profile that meets their expectations. In this way, the student who has completed this Master is also in a position to compete in the labor market since, by carrying out the proposed research work, the skills acquired as a researcher in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of In accordance with your expectations, they allow your application as a specialized professional in a certain subject or sector in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.

Our vision

The offer of this Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences aims to cover the demand for professionals whose interest is related to research in any of the fields of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. It is designed with the quality guarantees provided, and with the main purpose of developing professional-researchers specialized in each of the areas of the "Sports Science" sector, as well as being a preliminary step for the training of doctors in this field of science.

Our mission

It is an opportunity to give an extra point to your professionalism, uniting the "foot of the field" with the scientific field. Because during the months of the Master, different lines of initiation to research will be made up, composed of the latest trends in specialized teaching staff. Among these lines are: Training and Assessment of Sports Performance, Planning and Periodization of Sports Training, Game Analysis, Sports Initiation, Training and Health, Fitness, Spine and Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Sports Medicine, Sports Performance without risk of Injury, Exercise Physiology, Sport Management and Economics, Leisure and Recreation, Physical Education, Evolutionary Psychology, Applied Statistics, Nutrition in Sport, Functional Assessment of the Athlete, Sports Psychology, Motivation and Adherence ...

Our values

Dedication, Effort, Attention, Humility and Professionalism are the present values the entirety of this title.

Master's file

Teaching center: Faculty of Sports Sciences
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Language: Spanish
Duration: One year
ECTS credits: 60
Title: University Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
Scholarships, grants and mobility: National / International
Price per credit:
  • In 1st registration: € 37.11
  • In 2nd registration: € 60.32
  • In 3rd registration: € 69.59
  • In 4th or successive: € 69.59

Justification

The offer of this Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences aims to cover the demand for professionals whose interest is related to research in any of the fields of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. The transmission of the results obtained from the individual research or from the research teams integrated within our Faculty of Sports Sciences, will make it possible to consolidate the training of students with a high degree of specialization that guarantees a substrate of researchers in Sports Sciences. Physical Activity and Sports that could be integrated into the teaching staff of Universities, Higher Research Institutes, other similar centers or companies.

The Master's Study Plan is planned in such a way that the student does not remain in theory when preparing the research process, but also puts it into practice. For this, training in research methodology and research techniques must then be reflected and applied in the specific fields of specialization in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.

The possibility of giving entry to the student's professional interest based on the object of their research, justifies that it is a Master's Degree in which all the Departments of the Faculty of Sports Sciences are involved, by allowing the Study Plan to respect to the maximum the scientific interests of the students, thereby enhancing the greater knowledge and specialization within the research profile that meets their expectations. In this way, the student who has completed this Master is also in a position to compete in the labor market since, by carrying out the proposed research work, the skills acquired as a researcher in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in accordance With your expectations, they allow you to apply as a specialized professional in a certain subject or sector in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.dumbbells, training, fitness stevepb / Pixabay

Competencies

To establish the competences of this master's degree, Royal Decree 1393/2007 has been revised, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010 as well as the following documents and projects prepared by Spanish and international entities:

  • Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education (MECES)
  • Bologna handbook
  • National Strategy for Science and Technology, 2008-2015 (ENCYT)
  • The White Paper on Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
  • Tuning Project: "Tuning Educational Structures in Europe"
  • Reports of the Thematic Network Project of the Aligning a European Higher Education Structure in Sport Science (AEHESIS)
  • Subject Benchmark Statements of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  • Competencies proposed by Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Basic skills

The following basic competences will be guaranteed as a minimum, and those others that appear in the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education (MECES) (Royal Decree 1393/2007 modified by 861/2010):

  • That students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge coming from the vanguard of his field of study.
  • That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study.
  • That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized and non-specialized public.
  • That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

General Competences

  • That the student is able to acquire the conceptual, procedural and attitudinal principles necessary to know and apply scientific methodology, in the different fields of application of the sciences of physical activity and sport: physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance , sports management and recreation and sports animation.
  • That the student knows the new research trends in the sciences of physical activity and sports and is able to propose new research proposals in their different fields: physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance, sports management and recreation and sports animation .
  • That the student is able to apply the specific research methods, techniques and instruments in the different fields of application of the sciences of physical activity and sport: physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance, sports management and recreation and animation sporty.
  • That the student is able to analyze and interpret the scientific literature in the areas of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, both in the mother tongue and in the area's own research fields.
  • That the student is capable of preparing and defending scientific reports both in their mother tongue and in their own research in the area of physical activity and sports science.
  • That the student acquire the learning skills necessary to collaborate and undertake research with scientific rigor, in the sciences of physical activity and sports.
  • That the student be able to work in an interdisciplinary team, for the sake of better and greater multidisciplinary training.
  • That the student is able to acquire a moral and ethical commitment in the development of work as researchers and professionals in the area of physical activity and sports science.
  • That the student acquires the ability to solve problems, and make decisions effectively, with the aim of reaching quality levels in their training process.
  • That the student acquire the ability to work autonomously, promoting their independence in the face of new research challenges in the sciences of physical activity and sports.

Transversal Competences

This master does not have transversal competences.

Specific Competences

Following the guidelines of the Educational Reform and the guidelines for adaptation to the European Higher Education Area, the objectives that the student must acquire must be directed towards the acquisition of knowledge-related skills (concepts), skills related to know-how specific (applied knowledge), and with common know-how (instrumental skills). Therefore, specific competences have been designed for each of these areas.

Knowledge-related skills (concepts)

  • That the student identifies and differentiates the procedures and phases of the acquisition of scientific knowledge following the scientific method in the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • That the student identify and differentiate the paradigms, areas, and trends of research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • That the student is able to identify, analyze and differentiate the characteristics of the scientific method when it comes to studying the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • That the student is able to analyze and criticize the methodological options that are presented in various research contexts, as well as to base their own decisions.
  • That the student is able to identify, analyze and differentiate the different designs and research techniques most used in the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • That the student is able to know the characteristics of the most widely used scientific measurement and instrumentation in the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • That the student is able to identify the different techniques of data analysis, both for quantitative and qualitative research most used in the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • That the student is able to know the steps to plan, organize, prepare and defend scientific reports both in the mother tongue and in the research of the area
  • That the student is able to know the different planning processes and phases for the correct design and implementation of a scientific work.

Competences related to specific know-how (applied knowledge)

  • Being able to carry out the various types of research designs most used in the fields of physical activity and sports science.
  • Being able to pose research problems considering the different paradigms, fields, and trends of research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
  • Being able to differentiate and apply the different research techniques in the different fields of application of the sciences of physical activity and sport: physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance, sports management and recreation and sports animation.
  • Being able to differentiate and carry out the different data analysis techniques necessary to answer research questions in the different scientific fields of the physical activity and sports sciences.
  • Being able to manage and analyze the scientific literature specific to the area of physical activity and sports science.
  • Be able to manage computer packages for the introduction and statistical treatment of the collected data.
  • Being able to critically assess and defend, from the perspective of data analysis, the procedures, results and conclusions that are promoted in any research report published in the sciences of physical activity and sport.
  • Being able to carry out scientific research individually and in teams in one of the fields of application of the sciences of physical activity and sport: physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance, sports management and recreation and sports animation from the rest of research ethics.
  • Being able to publicly defend a scientific report, mainly through the use of ICT.

Competences related to common know-how (instrumental skills)

  • That the student is able to master the procedures and tools for information search, both in primary and secondary sources in the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport.
  • That the student be able to master bibliographic reference managers for better management of the scientific literature specific to the sciences of physical activity and sport in the English language and in other languages of significant presence in the scientific field.
  • That the student is able to apply information and communication technologies (ICT) in conducting research in the sciences of physical activity and sports.
  • That the student is able to incorporate new technologies and integrate knowledge from other professional and scientific fields into the sciences of physical activity and sports in conducting research.
  • That the student be able to apply to the different professional and scientific fields of the sciences of physical activity and sport (physical education, physical activity and health, sports performance, sports management and recreation and sports animation), the different research techniques most used in the area of physical activity and sports science.

Admission profile

Students will be able to access the University Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences while being in possession of official degrees whose most suitable profiles will be those related to Social Sciences and Health Sciences, in particular: Physical Education, Education, Psychology and those of Health or their foreign equivalents, either from the European Higher Education Area or from any other space, after checking the equivalent level of training for access. Likewise, those who study the degrees of the Branches of Social Sciences and Health Sciences will have access.

Similarly, it must be borne in mind that admission to studies will be decided by the Center on the proposal of the Academic Commission of the Master.

In this sense, when analyzing the academic profiles of the students who have completed the Master since it began in the 2012-2013 academic year, it can be seen that 64.3% of the students correspond to Graduates in Sports Sciences, 19.6% to Graduates / Graduates in Education with a specialty in Physical Education and the rest (16.1%) to degrees / bachelor's degrees from other branches.

Graduation profile

The graduate of the Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences is a professional with knowledge in scientific methodology, documentary sources, communication, publication and evaluation of scientific quality, statistics, data analysis, techniques and research instruments in experimental, quasi-experimental, observational, selective and qualitative methodology.

In addition, our graduates will be professionals with a broader vision, since the acquired skills will allow the analysis, development and innovation of scientific methodology in the different areas of Sports Science (Physical Activity and Health, Sports Training, Physical Education, Sports Management and Sports Recreation).

Professional outings

The main purpose of the master's degree is for the student to acquire research-related competences that allow him or her to receive scientific advice in the different professional areas related to sports science. That is why these investigative skills will allow the student to be able to not only apply the scientific method in their work environment, but also to be able to exercise scientific support in the field of physical activity and sports science. Thus, for example, the student will acquire competences that will allow him to stand out in professional activities such as: Physical Education teacher (improving the methodology used, the design of didactic units, evaluating the effects of projects developed in the classroom, etc.), analyst of game (scouting), scientific support in the field of health and training (biomechanical, physiological, etc.), teaching advice (action research), data analyst in the field of sports management and economics, etc.

In addition, the completion of this Master gives access to the different official doctoral programs.

Last updated Mar 2020

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