MASTER’S DEGREE IN
PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M. Sc.
Name Organisation/ University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) & Collaborator: Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFCM)
Address: Facultat de Psicologia (UAB), Carrer de la Fortuna, s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona
Number of spots: 25
Costs/ tuition fee: 65,87€/ECTS-credit for EU and Spanish citizens; 75€/ECTS-credit for non-EU citizens (Total of credits: 90 credits ECTS)
Start of the program: October
Application deadline: September 30th
Language of tuition: Spanish
Admittance of foreign students: yes
Study duration/ Workload (ECTS): 3 semesters (1 year and a half) ; 90 credits ECTS
Study structure/ mode: full-time
Practical internship (yes/no): Yes
Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes
Target group and Study focus:
The official master's degree in Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity aims to meet the expectations of a socially relevant area such as sports and physical exercise, which in the past decades has become consolidated as a research and application field in psychology. On the one hand, the objective of psychology of sports is to improve the performance and wellbeing of athletes by teaching psychological techniques and strategies, and works on an indirect intervention by offering assessment to families, trainers and directors so that athletes can experience better development and performance at a personal level. On the other, the psychology of physical activity helps professionals in health sciences and physical activity to establish an active lifestyle for the population in general, thus improving their quality of life and preventing sedentariness.
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives:
The master's degree's fundamental objective is to provide students with the skills and competences needed to conduct research, evaluations and interventions in the field of psychology of sport and physical activity, always from a professional perspective accredited by the degree previously obtained by the student.
Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.
Students should hold one of the following university qualifications:
Degree in Psychology and in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport, or equivalent.
Degree in Health Sciences in Education Sciencies. The coordinators of the master’s degree will review the academic file of such students, to determine if they have to undertake bridging courses, which will be chosen from a list of subjects detailed below.
Knowledge of English at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Council is required. In the event that a student does not hold a document accrediting such level, the students may request a comprehension and expression test from the master’s degree committee.
How to apply
Each year you can apply online for the Offical master’s degree in Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity for the upcoming winter semester. Please note: sometimes places are exceeded before application deadline so hurry up if you want to enrol. No applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed!