Coach/Sports Training

Program Presentation

A comprehensive and specific training addressed to all those professionals who are involved in issues of sports, has become an important demand. Especially when sport-planning has a relevant weight in both professionals and amateur athletes.

There is no component of the training that by itself, is more important than the other. The optimal result arises when different multidisciplinary concepts come together to create a set that optimizes performance.

Training should be considered an organized, long-term process, whose objective is the development of the individual’s skills and its preservation over time. It is more important to train adequately than devote too much time to it.

The Sports Trainer/Training program aims to educate on the values and attitudes with regard to sport, which maximize its knowledge and the course development in order to obtain the best possible results. In this way, the Sports Trainer/Training Program provides the necessary knowledge to assimilate the most important aspects in a good sports plan

Who is the programme for?

The training methodology proposed coupled with the clarity, depth and teaching method of the content design, enables to direct the Sports Trainer/Training Program to all those Certified or Associate Graduates in physical education, teachers and professionals in the healthcare sciences who wish to specialize in topics of nutrition and nourishment applied to sports, as well as people with no university degree interested in developing these topics.

Diploma

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

Program Structure

Estimated duration for the completion of the Sports Trainer/Training Program is 1 year. 

Regarding study time allocations it is established that:

  • Being an Online Program and not being subjected to traditional class attendance, there is no established initial date so that the student can enroll at any time subject to available spaces.
  • For academic and educational reasons it is required a minimum Program attendance of at least 6 months.
  • Maximum time limit to complete the course is 12 months. During this period of time, the student must submit all corresponding course evaluations.

Credit structure for the Sports Trainer/Training Program is as follows:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
Subjects 36,5 9 365
Final Course Work 8,5 3 85
TOTAL 45 12 480

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

Objectives

General Objective:

  • To provide knowledge on the structure and function of the human body, as well as sports nutrition.

Specific objectives

  • Acquire a global vision of the different aspects related to sports
  • Adapt the physical fitness training required for athletes according to the type of exercise, its duration and frequency, as well as being able to distinguish between tactical and technical training.
  • Study the principles of the design and planning of training programs.
  • Know the applications of sports psychology in training and competition.
  • Be able to master the multidisciplinary approach concerning sports.

Career Opportunities

Some of the Career Opportunities for the Sports Trainer/Training Program are the following:

  •  Professionals who wish to specialize in Sports Nutrition topics.
  • Professionals who work in gymnasiums, fitness centers, health clubs, sports associations and federations, and wish to learn about Nutrition.
  • Leisure and Free-Time Monitors
  • Sports coaches and trainers.

Study Plan

The Sports Trainer/Training Program has a curricular structure based on 2 Formative Parts that seek to place the student in a real context by periodically and progressively updating the course.

  • 1ST PART: REQUIRED SUBJECTS

The objective of this part is to get students to acquire a global view of the structure and function of the human body, as well as of nutrition in sports.

In this way, according to professional needs and previous University education, the student will attain the main objective of the program: a complete, comprehensive and up-to-date training of nutrition in sports, demonstrating the knowledge obtained in the Final Course Work.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up Part 1: Required Subjects are shown in the following table:

  SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Structure and function of the Human Body 4,5
2 Nutrients in the Diet of Athletes 2
3 Nutritional State Assessment 3
4 Control and Limitation of Physical Activity 5
5 Kinanthropometry 2,5
6 Ergogenic Aids 4,5
7 Sports Psychology 5
8 Eating Disorders in Sports 2
9 Theory and Practice of Training 4
10 Sports Planning 4
  TOTAL 36,5
  • 2ND PART: FINAL COURSE PROJECT

The last phase of the program consists of a Final Course Project which can be started prior to the end of Part 1: Required Courses, since at that time the student will have developed the knowledge needed to begin work on the project.

Its aim is to submit a paper that shows the total scope of the proposed project, and the possibilities of its specific implementation, according to the guidelines and details of the Final Grade Project as presented.

The work must be a contribution to some of the fields studied or its relationship, both theoretical and applied, regarding the related doctrines, theories and disciplines.

In addition it must be based on "Guidelines for the Preparation of the Final Course Work" document that the student will receive in the first installment of the course content.

  2ND PART: FINAL COURSE PROJECT
1 FINAL COURSE PROJECT

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Javier González Gallego. Professor of Biology from the University of León. Director of the Biomedical Sciences Department from the University of León.
  • Dr. Sara Márquez Rosa. Professor of the Area in Physical and Sports Education from the University of León. President of the Spanish Federation in Sports Psychology (FEPD).

General Academic Coordination

  • Dra.(c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. Coordinadora Internacional.

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 Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

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 scholarship in FUNIBER Training.