Our degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science is based on a blended learning programme that qualifies students to succeed in today’s society both in national and international environments. Students acquire sound knowledge enabling them to anticipate future social needs in terms of physical activity and adapt to changes in the labour market.

This degree combines blended learning with a unique approach towards people with disability and with special needs never before seen in Spain.

The degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science is in line with EHEA principles and combines scientific learning with the professional training required to skilfully operate in the areas of physical activity, health, and sports performance.

As in all our online programmes, cross-curricular courses are included, a feature of Universidad Isabel I. Application of ICTs in professional practice, Professional communication in English, and Professional communication techniques in the first year; Scientific communication in English in the second year; Social values and ethics in fourth year.

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Olaia Abadía

Dr. Olaia Abadía García de Vicuña

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

She holds a degree and a PhD. in Physical Activity and Sport Science with a distinction cum laude by Universidad de León.

Her teaching career began at Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes where she was Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences for five years. She is accredited for all teaching positions by the ACSUCYL (teaching quality assurance agency).

She was a member of the Comisión Nacional de Decanos of the faculties of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at a time in which new degrees and curricula were developed and implemented to converge with the European Higher Education Area. She was also a member of the Sports Council of Castilla y León and honorary fellow of Universidad de León.

In the international sports arena, she was part of the Spanish Swimming Team and she won several medals in Spanish competitions.

The European College of Sport Science is an international non-profit organisation, founden in Nice (France) in 1995. It aims at promoting science and research in the field of sports, focusing on the interdisciplinary areas of sport and sport medicine.

It is the reference organisation in Europe in the field of Physical Activity and Sport Science. Universidad Isabel I is a member of this organisation.