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The master's degree in Motor Activity and Education is organized by the Faculty of Education with the collaboration of the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC). The course provides specific training in the educational use of motor activity in a range of contexts, and provides the knowledge and resources required for research and innovation in this field.

The advanced training acquired over the course of the degree will enable students to reach an advanced level of competence in the development of motor education activities, physical education programmes and social interventions; to disseminate the results of their research and innovation activities; and, where appropriate, to access doctoral studies and prepare a doctoral thesis.

The master's degree addresses new training requirements in the field of motor activities, in areas such as physical activities for people with special education needs, sports for people with disabilities, social intervention, population ageing, and innovation in the traditional practices of physical education and sport. The teaching staff have therefore been selected for their expertise in various areas of psychology, health and social intervention.

The course is designed for physical education and sport education professionals, social educators and general education professionals, as well as university graduates in education and physical education who wish to continue their studies at doctoral level and carry out research in the field of physical education and sport.

Learning objectives

This master's degree provides the core epistemological, methodological and technical knowledge that students need for advanced research and innovation in physical education and sports. The course also complements the training of professionals already working in this field, as it provides specific knowledge and resources associated with the use of motor activity in formal and informal educational contexts. The concepts that are used illustrate the social and educational dimension of motor activity. The aim of the master's degree is to define the ways in which motor activity is manifested in both formal and informal education. This first level of definition will enables students to identify other potential expressions of motor activity, for example in health or in elite-level sport. The course examines the role of motor activity as a means of social intervention; as a key factor in education through its main expressions; and as an area for innovation and applied education research.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan and Spanish
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Education
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