University Master's Degree Course in Sport Training, Physical Activity and Health

On-line ApplicationMeeting Virtual
Length of program 1 year
Timetable Morning Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Credits 60 ECTS
Degree DirectorDra. Mónica Solana-Tramunt
Application Open

Official Master in Sport Training, Pshysical Activity and Health 

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This Master’s meets society’s demand for high-level contents that allow for the qualitative development of professionals who want to excel in the health sciences and sports training based on a holistic view of the improvement of physical condition in both fields. Today’s expert in improving physical condition must be a professional who is able to act in the fields of both training and health with a variety of groups. This Master’s aims to provide knowledge of the latest trends and the most innovative practical applications from renowned experts in the scholarly community and professional practice. The use of technology and evaluation and monitoring instruments is a cross-cutting trend throughout the Master’s. Therefore, its purpose is to offer the knowledge and tools needed for students to become competent professionals in these fields and to introduce them to the world of scholarly research.

This master’s course prepares students to obtain the official diploma of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), with accredited teachers, and the Official Certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS), which includes first aid and semiautomatic defibrillation.

Admission criteria

To gain admission to the University Master’s in Physical Activity, Health and Sports Training, candidates must fulfil the admission requirements stipulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007 and its modifications in Royal Decree 861/2010, which regulates the admission requirements for official university post-graduate programmes. In accordance with Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the system of official university degrees, to gain admission into the University Master’s in Physical Activity, Health and Sports Training, students must hold an official Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area which authorises admission to Master’s degrees in the country in which it was issued.

The degrees which provide admission into this Master’s:

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Physical Education Teacher Training*
  • Old degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
  • Old degree in Medicine – specialization in Sports Medicine
  • Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Degree in Medicine – specialization in Sports Medicine*
  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences* 
  • Degree in Genetics*
  • Degree in Journalism*
  • Degree in Pedagogy*
  • Degree in Primary Education, with mention in Physical Education *
  • Other degrees in the field of health and social studies* 

*Students from these degrees will have to take 18 ECTS from the degree course in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, as training complements, corresponding to the following modules: Theoretical Bases of Training and Ergonomics (12 ECTS) and Physical Activity and Health (6 ECTS).

Students are informed that if their admission degrees are the Diploma in Physical Therapy or the Diploma in Teaching Physical Education, earning the University Master’s degree will not provide them with access to doctoral programmes if they have not earned at least 300 ECTS in all their official university studies combined.

The selection and admission criteria to the Blanquerna-URL Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences are based on:

  • Grade point average (40%)
  • Previous work experience in the field of health education and sports training (20%)
  • Student motivation (20%)


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