The Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science includes two kind of blended courses: Initiation to professional practice and Activities in work contexts.

Those courses require face-to-face sessions, where students and teachers meet in classrooms, workshops or laboratories, complemented by online training and content.

Initiation to professional practice

  • Initiation to professional practice I
  • Initiation to professional practice II
  • Initiation to professional practice III

These are annual courses are taken in the three first years of the degree, they are compulsory and totally face-to-face. Each amounts to 6 ECTS (2 ECTS per term). This means 40 hours of face-to-face sessions per term. These sessions will take place at Universidad Isabel I premises, where students and teachers will meet. As stated in the degree state-approved programme, Initiation to professional practice course can be done face-to-face or through simulated contexts.

Assessment

Assessment modality A: face-to-face sessions (6 ECTS), to be attended by students, and held at Universidad Isabel I premises. Face-to-face sessions aim at fostering socio-collaborative skills and enable teachers to directly monitor students.

Assessment modality B: through simulated contexts. As an alternative to the face-to-face sessions, simulated contexts will be used for Initiation to professional practice courses. Students will develop skills in similar conditions as students attending face-to-face sessions. Simulated contexts will virtually enact real-life situations for any field of knowledge. Simulated contexts are developed to adapt to the needs of online training, leaving behind outdated linear training models from the past century.

Modality Face-to-face/Simulated Portfolio Total
A 80% 20% 100%
B 80% 20% 100%

Skill acquisition by students will be assessed preferably on ongoing assessment. Each course will have an adapted ongoing assessment system. A final assessment exercise will also be offered in order to ensure skill development for students unable to follow ongoing assessment (or for those who fail it). The weight and format of this final exercise will be known upon enrollment.

Courses with activities in work contexts

The courses including activities in work contexts are the following:

1st year:

  • Teaching physical activity
  • Human anatomy and physiology: musculoskeletal system
  • Physical activity: historical and social basis

2nd year:

  • Body movement and motor skills development
  • Basic principles of individual sports
  • Basic principles of collective sports

3rd year:

  • Training methodology
  • Physical activity at an early age
  • Physical activity and people with physical disability

4th year:

  • Physical activity during illness
  • Functional assessment

Activities in work context refer to a methodological strategy involving between 5 and 10 face-to-face sessions in each course, once per term; that is, 110 hours of face-to-face sessions by the end of the degree. These activities will include hand-on practice, laboratory work, motor-skill practice in sport science. These activities will provide students with the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt in the course through face-to-face sessions to be held in Burgos, at Universidad Isabel I premises.

Assessment

Modality A: students will attend face-to-face sessions and will follow ongoing assessment exercises through the online platform, along with a face-to-face end-of-course test.

Modality B: students will do a compulsory observation analysis task, up to 20% of the grade. The remaining mark will be obtained through the face-to-face end-of-course test.

Modality Ongoing asessment End-of-course asessment Total
A Face to face Ongoing assessment on online platform 40% 100%
20% 40%
Modality Ongoing asessment End-of-course asessment Total
B Portfolio Ongoing assessment on online platform 40% 100%
20% 40%

Schedule of face-to-face lessons for 2017 / 2018

First term – October 2017
Sunday
22/10/17
Monday
23/10/17
Tuesday
24/10/17
Wednesday
25/10/17
Thursday
26/10/17
Friday
27/10/17
Saturday
28/10/17
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
Body movement
and motor skills development
9:00-14:00
Training
methodology
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
Human anatomy and physiology:
musculoskeletal system
16:00-21:00
Physical activity during
illness
16:00-21:00
Second term – February 2018
Sunday
04/02/18
Monday
05/02/18
Tuesday
06/02/18
Wednesday
07/02/18
Thursday
08/02/18
Friday
09/02/18
Saturday
10/02/18
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
Basic principles of
individual sports
9:00-14:00
Functional assessment
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
Teaching physical activity
16:00-21:00
Physical activity at
an early age
16:00-21:00
Third term – May 2018
Sunday
06/05/18
Monday
07/05/18
Tuesday
08/05/18
Wednesday
09/05/18
Thursday
10/05/18
Friday
11/05/18
Saturday
12/05/18
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
9:00-14:00
Physical activity: historical
and social basis
9:00-14:00
Basic principles of
collective sports
9:00-14:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
PIP I/II/II
16:00-19:00
Physical activity and people
with physical disability
16:00-21:00
Basic principles of
collective sports
16:00-21:00

PIP I: Initiation to professional practice I; PIP II: Initiation to professional practice II; PIP III: Initiation to professional practice III