Universitat de Barcelona

Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity


The University Master's Degree in Sports Psychology and Physical Activity responds to the needs of a socially relevant area, that of sport and physical exercise, which has now been consolidated as a field of research and application of psychology.
On the one hand, the psychology of sport aims to improve the performance and well-being of athletes. This goal is achieved by teaching them psychological techniques and strategies or by advising their families, trainers and managers as an indirect intervention, so that the athlete is able to develop as a person and performs better.

On the other hand, the psychology of physical activity helps professionals in the health sciences and physical activity fields to establish an active lifestyle in the population in general, thus improving the quality of life and avoiding sedentary lifestyles.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Faculty or school:
  National Institute of Physical Education - INEFC (affiliated centre)
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

Pre-enrolment calendar

The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.

Pre-enrolment is carried out at the coordinating university. Further information