Sport Sciences

Sport Sciences 2018 - 2019

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

This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between the UCV and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Fall 2018

US Specific Courses (minimum enrollment 8. Maximum enrollment 20)

Human Anatomy

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.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Human Anatomy
Technologies Applied to Sport Sciences

The aim of this subject is to provide educational resources and skills to use of main hardware & software required in different jobs related with physical activity and sport (educational, management, research and sport training). 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, sport management, health, high performance and research). To be able to apply variety of appliances, tools, methodologies and protocols.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Technologies Applied to Sport Sciences
Outdoor sports

To acquire theoretical-practical knowledge of most practiced outdoor sports; To understand group dynamics participating in challenging activities in outdoor environments; to develop practical skills in adventure sports (Water/Land-based Activities); to use the weather to enhance your learning and teaching potential in the Adventure Environment, to understand the demands on the body in outdoor activities; to appreciate how learning takes place in adventurous environments; to design suitable proposals of intervention carrying out of effective form the assigned tasks.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Outdoor Sports
Soccer Coaching Methodology

To understand the nature, theoretical and practical basis of football 11, and the relationship, and transfer to other modalities (F7 and Futsal); to know the main teaching models used in football training and its potentialities in different contexts of practice; to analyse, plan and implement training or teaching programs (physical, technical, tactical and strategic) in different skilled football players; to develop professional values and attitudes needed for the development and intervention in the context of football.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Football

Spring 2019

US Specific Courses (minimum enrollment 8. Maximum enrollment 20)

Nutrition and Physical and Sports Activity

To Know the basic content and skills, to give an overview and critique of the role of nutrition and supplements in sport; to distinguish the basic components of food into his role in the physiology of the athlete; to identify the different types and functions of nutrients; to acquire the necessary knowledge about the type and characteristics of the different food groups and proportions in which they must be present to have a healthy and balanced diet; to learn techniques for assessing the nutritional status of the subject, and identify some major alterations; to know the relationships between diet and exercise; to apply knowledge of nutrition learned to promote the education of healthy habits.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Nutrition and Physical and Sports Activity
Strength & Conditioning

The aim of this subject is to

  • To know and to handle correctly the basic terminology of strength & conditioning training and the basic physical qualities.
  • To know the main components of strength & conditioning training in the different scopes of participation, keys to learn to observe, to detect and to correct critical elements on which to take part in the
  • training. To know the relevance the general principles of strength & conditioning training in different contexts of practice (health, education and sport high-level). To know methodological aspects and
  • main means used to develop the physical qualities. To understand the bases and the processes of interaction between basic physical qualities.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Strength & Conditioning
Team Sports & Performance Analysis

During the semester we will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, organize and execute appropriate training sessions for different team sports. Discussion of research articles and class topics will focus on the practical applications of understanding team sports and performance analysis.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Team Sports & Performance Analysis
Human Physiology

General goals: To obtain a correct learning of the cardiovascular function that allows to watch its adjustment to the variations of the physiological needs during the physical exercise. To understand the mechanisms of the breathing and their regulation in the different needs of the organism. To know the concepts of energetic metabolism and thermoregulation. To acquire a correct vision of the operation of the nervous system. To recognize the participation of the different physiological systems in the maintenance of the homeostasis.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH. 3 US CREDITS

Human Physiology
Internship in Sport Sciences (Practicum II)
Internship in Sport Sciences (Practicum II)

Direct enrollment courses

Human Anatomy*/Anatomía Humana

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. 3 US CREDITS

Human Anatomy
New Technologies Applied to Physical Activity*/Nuevas Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Actividad Física

The aim of this subject is to provide educational resources and skills to use of main hardware & software required in different jobs related with physical activity and sport (educational, management, research and sport training). 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, sport management, 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. 3 US CREDITS

New techonologies applied to Physical Education and sport
Outdoor Sports I*/Deporte en el Medio Natural: Técnicas Específicas

To acquire theoretical-practical knowledge of most practiced outdoor sports; To understand group dynamics participating in challenging activities in outdoor environments; to develop practical skills in adventure sports (Water/Land-based Activities); to use the weather to enhance your learning and teaching potential in the Adventure Environment, to understand the demands on the body in outdoor activities; to appreciate how learning takes place in adventurous environments; to design suitable proposals of intervention carrying out of effective form the assigned tasks. 3 US CREDITS

Outdoor Sports
Nutritional requirements of physical activity and sport training*/Nutrición y Actividad Física y Deportiva

To Know the basic content and skills, to give an overview and critique of the role of nutrition and supplements in sport; to distinguish the basic components of food into his role in the physiology of the athlete; to identify the different types and functions of nutrients; to acquire the necessary knowledge about the type and characteristics of the different food groups and proportions in which they must be present to have a healthy and balanced diet; to learn techniques for assessing the nutritional status of the subject, and identify some major alterations; to know the relationships between diet and exercise; to apply knowledge of nutrition learned to promote the education of healthy habits. . 3 US CREDITS

Nutrition Physical Sports Education
Football/*Fútbol

To understand the nature, theoretical and practical basis of football 11, and the relationship, and transfer to other modalities (F7 and Futsal); to know the main teaching models used in football training and its potentialities in different contexts of practice; to analyse, plan and implement training or teaching programs (physical, technical, tactical and strategic) in different skilled football players; to develop professional values and attitudes needed for the development and intervention in the context of football. . 3 US CREDITS

Football
Sport Injuries*/Lesiones en la Actividad Física

To know and prevent the most prevalent injuries and diseases induced by physical activity and sport; to learn for responding at the moment that occurred the injury; to know and evaluate the most common injuries in the most practiced sports; to describe, analyze and evaluate protocols to make fast and appropriate decisions to treat sports injuries; to know and apply the principles of injury prevention for the most usual athletic activities; to recognize and analyze problems in the topic of injury prevention and recovery. . 3 US CREDITS

Please Note: Students enrolled in subjects marked with a *during Academic year 2018/2019 will participate in an “Adapted Methodology for English Students” subject, where the Face- to face lessons will be taught in “Spanish”, under the supervision of an English Speaker Teacher. The contents, teaching methodology and assessment system (all in English) will be adapted to the International English speaker students, and the teacher will provide individual or small group tutorial.

Physical Therapy

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

Fall semester 2016 

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.

Spring semester 2017 

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. 

For a complete description of these courses and their syllabi please check

http://www.ucv.es/oferta-academica/grados/grado-en-fisioterapia

(6 European Credits equal 3US Credits)

Contact information

Address

Universidad Católica de Valencia
Campus San Juan Bautista, office 30041
c/Guillem de Castro, 175. 
46008, Valencia (Spain)

Telephone

+34 963 637 412 Ext. 4865

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 9h30-13h30 & 15h30-17h30.

E-mail

studyabroad@ucv.es

UCV-US Program Director
David García Ramos

E-mail
david.garcia@ucv.es
studyabroad@ucv.es

UCV-US Program Administrative Assistant
Juan Martin 

E-mail
jm.martin@ucv.es 
studyabroad@ucv.es