Sport and Healthy Living

Program Presentation

Food and physical activity are both crucial factors of importance for achieving an optimal state of health.

The Sport and Healthy Lifestyle program provides a comprehensive, balanced and advanced approach to the knowledge of correct practices for sporting activities and the establishment of a varied and balanced diet, as part of a healthy life style. The program is not intended for professionals in the field of physical activity sciences and sport but to other professionals who wish to acquire basic knowledge about the implications of sport and nutrition and apply them in their work environment or in daily life, as a first step for further development in this area.

The Sport and Healthy Lifestyle program is intended to educate the student to improve their level of knowledge, techniques and skills to recognize the relationship between health and the activities of physical sport.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology summed up to the clarity, amplitude and didactic of the content design, allows the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program be addressed to all licensed professionals, associate’s degree graduates, professors, and health sciences professionals that desire to specialize  in topics such as nutrition, food, physical activities and healthy lifestyles; as well as non-university individuals that desire to specialize in the area of sports nutrition aimed at strengthening healthy lifestyles.

The Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program would be an ideal addition to enrich any undergraduate or graduate training for whoever is interested in specializing in the area of sports. 

Diploma

Diplomas will be awarded by the University where enrolled, with the patronage of the Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The estimated duration for the completion of the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program is 1 year.

Regarding the distribution of time it is established that:

  • As it is an online Program, and it is not required to attend in-class, a specific start date is not established, which means the student can sign up for the class at any moment, as long as there are available spaces
  • For academic and learning purposes it has a minimum duration of 6 months.
  • The maximum duration to complete the program is 12 months. During this period, the student must have handed in all of the corresponding evaluations and the Final Course Work.

The credit structure for the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program is summarized in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
TOTAL 40 12 400
Mandatory Subjects 31,5 9 315
Final course project 8,5 3 85

a.The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university that awards the degree.
b. Length in months.

Objectives

General objective:

  • Provide knowledge on the inherent relationship between a healthy physical condition and the performance of physical sports activities.

Specific objectives:

  • Have an overview of the different aspects related to the body, physical activity and sports.
  • Learn about the function and reactions of food in metabolism.
  • Identify different valuation methods of food and nutrient intake to implement the most appropriate one.
  • Learn the use of sports psychology in training and competition.
  • Study the most relevant aspects of nutrition in sports.
  • Study the principles of design and planning of training programs.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program are:

  • Professionals that wish to specialize in Sports Nutrition topics.
  • Professionals that work in Gyms, Associations, Federations, etc. and desire to acquire knowledge on nutrition.
  • Leisure time activities instructors.
  • Sports organization trainers.

Study Plan

The Sports and Healthy Lifestyle program has a curricular structure based on 2 parts that aims to situate the student in an actual timeframe according to a continuous change.

  • 1ª PART: MANDATORY SUBJECTS

The mandatory courses allow us to get to know and comprehend all the complexity related to the human body and how it reacts to healthy lifestyles that are based on nutrition and sports performance.

The objective of this part is to help the students acquire a broad idea in the field of sports and their influence in human health, acquiring knowledge that covers the more important aspects related to this complex welfare state.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the first part: Mandatory Courses are shown in the following table:

  SUBJECTS HOURS
  TOTAL 315
1 Human Body Structure and Function 45
2 Nutrients in athletes diet 20
3 Nutritional status Assessment 30
4 Kinanthropometry 25
5 Ergogenic Aids 45
6 Sports psychology 50
7 Eating disorders in sports 20
8 Training theory and pratice 40
9 Sports planning 40
  • 2ª PART: FINAL COURSE WORK

The last part of the program is the completion of the Final Course Work, which can be started after finishing the First Part: Mandatory Subjects, because at that moment the student will have all the necessary elements developed to begin the assignment.

The objective is to present a complete document that shows the development of the proposed assignment, contemplating the possibility of its total implementation, according to the guidelines and details of the Final Course Work presented. The assignment should be a contribution to some of the fields studied or something related, both theoretical and applied, respecting the doctrines, theories and related disciplines. 

It must also be based on the document “Final Course Work Preparation Guidelines” that the student will receive on the first handing over of the course materials.

# 2ª PART
1 COURSE WORK

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Alfonso Salguero del Valle. Doctor in Physical Activities and Sports Sciences. Professor of the Sports and Physical Education Department from the University of León.
    General Academic Coordination

Coordinación General Académica

  • Dr.(c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. International Coordinator.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Antonio Eduardo López Fuenzalida. Doctorate in Exercise Sciences from the University of Cordoba (Spain). Professor at the Ibero-American International.University.
  • Dr. Narcis Gusi Fuentes. Professor. Department of Didactics of Musical, Visual and Bodily of the University of Extremadura.
  • Dr. Alfredo Cordova Martinez. Professor of University College. Department of Physiology at the University of Valladolid.
  • Dr. Borja del Pozo Cruz. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity, sports performance and health. Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Seville.
  • Dr. Olga Miller Gonzalez. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports.Graduate in Teaching. Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Enrique Garces of Los Fayos. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor in the Department of personality, evaluation and psychological treatment of the University of Murcia.
  • Dr. Alfonso Salguero del Valle. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity and Sports.Professor of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Javier Gonzalez Gallego. Professor of Physiology at the University of León. Director of the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of León.
  • Dr. Sara Marquez Rosa. Professor in the area of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León. President of the Spanish Federation of Psychology in Sports (FEPD).
  • Dr. Carlos González de Haro. Doctorate in sports performance from the University of Zaragoza. Researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Carlos Pablos Abella. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Valencia.
  • Dr. Susana Martinez. Doctorate in Biology. Professor at the University of León.
  • Dr. Aurelio Olmedilla Zafra. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor of the Faculty of Sports Science at the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia.
  • Dr. Francisco Ortin Montero. Doctorate in Sports Psychology. Professor in the Department of personality, evaluation and psychological treatment of the University of Murcia.
  • Dr. Gema Torres Luque. Doctorate in Sports Science. Professor at the Department of Didactics of musical, plastic and body expression of the University of Jaén.
  • Dr. Joseph A. de Paz Fernández. Doctorate in Medicine. Professor of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. Ildefonso Alvear Ordenes. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity and Sports. Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. In José Enrique Sirvent Belando. Doctorate in Science (Nutrition and Food Science) at the University of Alicante. Associate Professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alicante.
  • Dr. José Gerardo Villa Vicente. Professor in the area of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Miguel Del Valle de Soto. Professor at the University of Oviedo. Director of the School of Sports Medicine at the University of Oviedo. Vice President of the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Nicolas Terrados Cepeda. Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery. Professor in the Department of Functional Biology at the University of Oviedo.
  • Dr. Nuria Garatachea Vallejo. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports. Assistant Professor. Dr. of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Pilar Sanchez Collado. Doctorate in Pharmacy. Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. Susana Aznar Lain. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports. Professor in the Department of Didactics of Musical, Visual and Bodily at the University of Castilla La Mancha.
  • Dr. Maurizio Battino. Doctorate in Biological Sciences at the Università delle Marche. General Director of the Area of Health and Nutrition of the Ibero-american University Foundation.
  • Dr. Francesco Visioli. Doctorate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Brescia. Researcher in the Madrileño Instutute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA).
  • Dr. Hector Antonio Solano Lamphar. Academic Dean of the Ibero-American International University
  • Dr. Jose Manuel Figueroa. Doctor in Projects by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dr. Nadal Jose Garcia. Institute of Higher Education Pedraforca, Department of Education, Government of Catalonia, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dr. Luis Vivanco Sierralta. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja (Spain). Coordinator of the area of Bioethics at Funiber.
  • Dr. (c) Carmen Lili Rodriguez Velasco. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master's degree in occupational and organizational psychology.
  • Dr. (c) Irma Dominguez Azpiroz. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master in International Nutrition. Master's Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management. Academic Coordinator of the Area of Health and Nutrition at FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Sandra Sumalla Cano. Doctoral candidate in Projects. Master’s degree in International Nutrition. Master's Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management.
  • Dr. (c) Anna Marin Bachs. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master’s degree in International Nutrition.
  • Dr. (c) Amelia Stein. Doctoral candidate Science of Physical Activity and Sports by the University of León.
  • Dr. (c) Jose Alberto Frade-Martins Parraça. Doctoral candidate associated with the University of Extremadura. Professor of the Faculty of Health and Sports at the University of Evora, Portugal.
  • Dr. (c) Jose Maria Garcia Lafuente. Doctoral candidate of the Physiology Department at the University of Extremadura.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for FUNIBER scholarships.

To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a FUNIBER scholarship.