Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Sports and Recreation


Career Objectives

Promote physical development, integral health and emotional balance creating a culture of movement in society.


Professional Profile

Professional who carries out the scientific study of body movement, intervening in the prevention, treatment and *physical rehabilitation of the human being through the application of *physiological and *biomechanical movement of his body.

He seeks to correct possible body-mind imbalance using muscle testing as a bio-communication mechanism, trying to strengthen the body and avoid what weakens it, increase self-healing ability and, with that, stabilize or restore health.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He teaches physical education.

He collects and develops *didactic material of the diverse manifestations of motor skills required in the subject.

He applies the specific contents, teaching and evaluation strategies for Physical Education, Sports and Recreation.

He deals with the preparation of physical development of young athletes, adolescents and children.

He encourages the adoption of healthy life habits, such as food, leisure activities and personal hygiene.

He complies with the safety rules and procedures of the activity, established by the institution where he works.

He performs and advises different physical and sport activities.

He carries out the task of physical trainer by designing and carrying out physical exercises that develop the physical part of the athlete.

He takes the direction, coaching and training of only one athlete or a group of athletes oriented to a high sport performance, facilitating and ensuring an optimal level of competitiveness.

He identifies the athlete’s profile required to contest the next test, selecting, according to his criteria, those whose technical, physical and emotional skills can give the best result.

He chooses the strategic techniques that his athletes must develop in the next sporting event, in order to take advantage of their best strengths and mitigate their weaknesses, as well as, where appropriate, counteract the opponent.

He trains his athletes in the control of their thoughts, emotions and behaviors by developing their psychological skills such as concentration, motivation or confidence, especially in competitions of heavy mental wear.

He supervises recovery or *physiotherapy exercises in case of a physical pain caused by a bad movement or fall.

He studies the collective strategy to be used in each sport.

He determines and controls the provision of sport equipment en supervises its use.

It inspects and watches over the good condition of the sports facilities he uses.

He represents and leads the sports team in national and international events.

He deals with the *logistics of the sports team in national and international events.

He acts as a representative before the media of press conferences and other kinds of interventions in wide dissemination team sports.

He interprets and applies the rules and legal provisions in force in the field of physical activity, sports and recreation.

He prepares and carries out recreational activities.

He performs study and planning of free time.

He organizes and implements recreational activities such as games (pool, table tennis, darts, chess, bingo and card games), dances, go for walks, go cycling, outdoor sports, activities in the natural environment such as camps, trips, activities in unusual media such as water games, kayaking, etc.

He obtains the means to create a pleasant atmosphere and help the integration of individuals to the group, increase their participation and creativity, facilitate communication, promote respect for group norms, decrease tensions and create sociability.

He organizes and directs recreational programs for the most diverse populations in a framework appropriate to the needs of each age, governed by ethics; with criteria of solidarity, emphasizing respect, and the development of rights; favor individual initiative and reflection and to encourage the taste for independence.

He develops activities oriented to society.

He prepares and performs an adapted, adequate and recommended exercise routine for the age and health status of adults and seniors, stimulating and helping preserve a healthy body, keep bones, articulations and muscles strong, preventing them from atrophying.

He undertakes educational-social projects for adults, teenagers and children, encouraging an active and healthy live through physical exercise, sports and recreation, decreasing illness linked to risk factors such as sedentary lifestyle, had nutrition habits and stress.

He schedules, organizes, manages and invigorates sports events, intra and inter-institutional ones.

He advises clubs and institutions in their discipline.


Occupational Field

Schools

Universities

Preschools

Recreational Facilities

Public and private companies

Sports Clubs

Municipalities, in their Departments of Sports and Recreation

Training Sports Schools

Sports Events Production Companies

Gyms and *Spas

Hotels and *Resorts

Health Facilities

Clubs and Branches of the Armed Forces

Sports Federations

Private and public social organization that have sports and recreation departments

Tourism Companies in Adventure Travel, Recreation and Amusement areas

Sports Clubs and Gyms

*Geriatric Homes and Rest homes

Free exercise of the profession


Estimated time of College years

4 to 5 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Basic Training Courses

History of Physical Activity and Sports

Physical Formation


Development of Motor Skills

Professional Training Courses

*Anatomy

*Physiology

*Biomechanics of Physical Activity and Sports

*Physical Activity and Health

*Basis of sports training

Pedagogy and *Didactics of Physical Activity and Sports

*Psychology of Physical Activity, Sports and Recreation

*Evaluation of Physical Activity

Theory of Recreational Activity and Body Language

Dances

*Adapted Physical Activity Methodology

Adapted Physical Activity Psychology

Adapted Physical Activity Physiology

Adapted Physical Activity Evaluation

*Administration and Planning of Physical Activity, Sports and Recreation

Equipment and Sports Event *Management

Athletics

Football, Rugby

Volleyball

Basketball, Handball

Water Sports and Activities

*Gymnastic and Rhythmic Activities and Sports

Complementary Training Courses

Socio-cultural Animation

First Aid, Safety and Risk Prevention

Specialties

Physical Education Pedagogy

Sports and Recreation

Adapted Physical Education

Training


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

-More inclined toward dynamic activities.

-Interest in developing physical abilities.

-Taste for sports, this being the best way to relate to others.

-Motivation for strategy and competition in sports.

-Lively, enthusiastic and with constant desire to create and participate in recreational and leisure activities.

-Interest in relating to people regardless of their way of being or age.

-Curiosity for human anatomy.

-Valuation for a healthy life.


Skills

-Physical and motors skills of endurance, flexibility, agility, coordination, reflexes and strength.

-Adaptation to different media: terrestrial or aquatic, urban or open spaces, in contact with nature, with different climates, different heights, etc.

-Creativity in strategy.

-Ease of communication.

-Ability to lead groups.


Vocation

Oriented to foster the development of physical abilities in people and live a healthy life.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.


Candidate Personality

Sociable

Active

Communicative

Disposition to teamwork


Work Scope

-Stadiums, gyms, schools, outdoor activities. In competitive environments and also recreation in contact with many and varied types of peoples and ages.


Related Careers

Adventure Travel. Tourist Guide. Physical Education Pedagogy

Glossary of Terms

*Adapted Physical Activity: Adaptation of physical activity for people with limitations due to their age, illness or physical disability.

*Physical Activity and Health: Biological conditions that underlie health problems and the contribution of Physical Education to the prevention of the most common chronic diseases in children, teenagers and adults.

*Gymnastic and Rhythmic Activities and Sports: Motor activities of expression focused on the approach of aerobic activities as a mean to give expression to movement, considering factors of age, physical qualities.

*Administration: Lead, give the guidelines and policies of a work to be done.

*Anatomy (Course): Structure and *morphology of the human locomotive system, its possibilities of movement and its relationship with physical activity, sports and health. –Central and peripheral and their relationship with the control of movements.

* Basis of sports training: Fundamentals of sports training. -Application of methodological strategies conductive to overcoming physical and sports performance.

*Biomechanics: Mechanical factors that take part in the generation of movement and their relationship with the planning of physical exercise in a healthy and safe way.

*Curricular: Curriculum: Study plan.

*Didactics: Methods to convey knowledge.

*Didactics of Physical Activity and Sports: Knowledge of *curricular approaches. –Styles and methodological strategies applied to teaching Physical Education and sports in different age ranges.

*Evaluation of Physical Activity: Fundamentals of evaluation in Physical education. -Procedures and instruments for its evaluation. –Design, development and application of objective, valid and reliable instruments. –Analysis of the information they provide and their contribution to improving teaching and learning processes.

*Evaluative: Evaluate: Estimate the value of something.

*Physiology: Study of the functions of the organism and its parts.

*Physiology (Course): Knowledge of the functioning of different organs and their relation with the practice of physical activity.

*Geriatric: *Geriatrics: Caring for the sick that are over sixty years old.

*Management: Do the necessary diligence to achieve an objective.

*Logistics: Media and methods necessary to supply the necessary means to an activity.

*Morphology: Study of the form, especially of an organism, or its parts.

*Pedagogy: Theory and practice of human training.

*Psychology of Physical Activity, Sports and Recreation: Basic psychological aspects that influence sports activity and vice versa. –Psychophysical and psycho-pedagogical methods to be applied in the intervention and treatment of competitive and recreational athletes.

*Resort: Tourist complex that is distinguished by a large selection of activities, such as those related to hotel industry (food, drink, accommodation), leisure, sports, entertainment and shopping.

*Spa: Health facility that offers treatments, therapies or relaxation systems, using water as the main base.

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