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UCV-US Courses

Sport Sciences

Except for the first two courses, taught in English, the following courses offer class materials, tutorials and turning in of papers and projects in English, but classes are taught in Spanish

Paddel Tennis




Direct enrollment courses


Human Anatomy 3 US Credits General goals: Know and understand the basics of anatomy to facilitate the study of the locomotor system and the different organ systems as a priority basis for understanding human movement. Relate the structure and function of the various parts of  the human body. Initiation to the knowledge of structures, systems of the human body and its involvement in the movement.

New Technologies Applied to Physical Activity 3 US Credits The aim of this subject is to provide educational resources and new technologies. Use of main informatics instruments and audiovisual instruments in physical activity. Implementation at various levels: educational, organizational, administrative, research and performance. General goals: To understand the basic theoretical aspects of new technologies for physical activity and sport. To know the different applications of technologies, depending on the different fields of sport and physical education (education, business, health, high performance and research). To be able to apply variety of appliances, tools, methodologies and protocols related to different fields of Science of Physical Activity and Sport.


Motor Learning and Development 3 US Credits The aim of this subject is to know the characteristics of individual’s development, specifically genetic and environmental aspects. Analyzing and understanding this duality let us study the factors that directly affect learning functions.

General goals: Knowing basic and specific terminology of motor learning and development; Understanding the relationship between physical education and motor learning and development; Analyzing the factors of human development; Knowing the explanatory models and theories that define motor development; Knowing and understanding the physiological processes that generate human development; Knowing the explanatory models and theories that define motor learning;   Identifying methods, strategies and performance criteria in order to improve motor learning efficiently; Learning to apply information technologies and references to increase the contents of the subject. Encouraging habits of individual and team research; Establishing a critical point of view about school’s methods; Analyzing  and  considering  the  teacher’s  importance  on  children’s motor learning and development.

Motor Learning and Development  3 US Credits

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(6 European Credits equal 3US Credits)


Any American student can take regular UCV Direct Enrollment courses, “grado” courses, upon his/her Home University advisor´s approval.


Cellular and Molecular Biology  3 US Credits The surface of our planet is populated by curious living forms. The life is an intricately and organized system of chemical factories, that they acquire the matter from their surroundings, and they use these raw materials to generate copies of themselves. These living organisms are extraordinarily diverse. One of the most rapidly expanding areas of biological research is genetics, the biologic science that focuses on the mechanisms of inheritance. What could be more different than a tiger and a piece of seaweed, or a bacterium and a tree? Yet our ancestors, knowing nothing about cells or DNA, discovered that all these things had something in common. This is  an exciting time to begin studying biology, the science of life. Almost daily, biologists are making remarkable new discoveries about the human species and about the millions of other organisms with which we share this planet. Therefore, the main objective of our subject is the study of Biology from the point of view of molecular genetics focused on health professionals.


 Physiology I 3 US Credits Each type of life, from the simple virus to the largest tree or the complicated human being, has its own functional characteristics. The goal of physiology is to explain the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development, and progression of life. Therefore, the vast field of physiology can be divided into viral physiology, bacterial physiology, cellular physiology, plant physiology, human physiology, and many more subdivisions. Our primary goal is the human physiology study of the state of relative stability of the body’s internal environment. These processes feedback systems, that helps to restore the conditions needed for health and life. Our fascinating journey through the human body, begins with an overview of the meanings of anatomy and physiology, followed by a discussion of the organization of the human body and the properties that it shares with all living things. Next, you will discover how the body regulates its own internal environment; this unceasing process, called homeostasis. We introduce vocabulary that will help you to speak about the body in a way that is understood by scientists and health- care professionals alike. 

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(6 European Credits equal 3US Credits)

Contact information

Despacho 16090 – Centro de Postgrado
Universidad Católica de Valencia 
C/ Sagrado Corazón, 5
46110 Godella (Spain)