Postgraduate in Physical Activity and Sport

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Important information

  • Certificate
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Are you interested in doing postgraduate work in physical sport and activity? This original and thorough postgraduate course addresses the health benefits of physical activity for pro athletes as well as for all those who practise competitive or non-competitive sports.Interest in competition sports has increased substantially in recent years. The road to high-performance is a long and trying one, and must come as the result of both athletic talent and arduous training that often goes on for years. It is crucial for physiotherapists who work in this area to know the limits of this strenuous training in order to consider its potential impacts on the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of stress after recovering from injury.In the healing process, precision is key, so physiotherapists need to have basic knowledge of the injuries that most commonly result from different sports and physical activities. The UIC postgraduate course is based on the belief that with the proper training, physiotherapists can meaningfully and expertly contribute to athletes’ health and performance.Monitoring athletes’ health as well as their athletic performance is primary in effectively preparing them for training and competition. Proper care ensures that the athlete will smoothly resume regular physical activities with the greatest performance possible, thereby minimising the risk of possible injury relapse.

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Immaculada, 22, 8017, Barcelona, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

Basic Life Support
Water Therapy
Sports Podiatry
Myotendinous strains
Sports Sociology
Technical Team Relations

Course programme


1. Common injuries resulting from the practice of athletic physical activity.

  • Classification of injuries by anatomical areas
  • Classification of injuries by sports

2. Physiotherapy techniques in risks and injuries resulting from the practise of physical activity

  • Initial techniques in athletic injuries
  • Basic life support and AED. This seminar is accredited by the Catalan Resuscitation Council (CCR) and provides processing of the AED licence (automated external defibrillator).
  • Physiotherapy for athletic injuries in the lower extremities
  • Physiotherapy for athletic injuries in the upper extremities
  • Physiotherapy for athletic back injuries
  • Theoretical-practical seminars
  • Electrotherapy
  • Myotendinous strains
  • Proprioceptive rehabilitation
  • Water therapy
  • Functional bandaging
  • Sports and Cryiax massage
  • Trigger points
  • Acupuncture
  • Auriculotherapy and the locomotor system
  • Sports podiatry
  • Neuromuscular taping
  • Cryomassage: cool roller massage

3. Pharmacology and drug abuse

4. Diet and nutrition

5. Psychology, psychopathology and sports sociology

6. Physical activity in special population groups

7. Physical education methodology and didactics

  • Basic training
  • Principles of training
  • Work methods and distinctive physical qualities
  • Injured athletes
  • Medical and technical team relations
  • Compensatory or alternative work during injury

8. Resumption of regular physical activity

  • Programming and timing training