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Postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching
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Denomination

Postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching

Academic Area

Psychology

Length

9 months

Credits

30 ECTS

modality

Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates in Psychology in Spain. Graduates in Philosophy and Linguistics – field of Psychology. Graduates in Psychology in other countries with a certificate stamped by The Hague.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From January to December.

Academic Calendar

Ground-breaking offer in Spain, aimed at developing the athletes' talent and promote the improvement of sport organisations.

Why study in the UAO CEU?

1. Specialisation, differentiation and professional projection

The current increase in the technical and physical level of athletes and the development of competition rules in sport has meant that, in many occasions, the real differences consist in psychological aspects related to attitude, awareness, thoughts, emotions... in short, to the behaviour of leading figures in the sports world.

Incorporating behavioural professionals, who add value with their experience and knowledge, methods, techniques and tools in Sports Psychology and Coaching is undoubtedly what the sports world needs in the 21st century, in order to drive and channel the potential of athletes, trainers, teams and sports organisations. Practising Psychology and Sport Coaching consists of the structured accompaniment, provided by an accredited expert, to develop the potential and performances of athletes, coaches, referees, teams and sport organisations.

2. Official recognition
  • Programme endorsed by the COPC in order to qualify students as Coach Psychologists in the sports world.
  • Programme endorsed by the Spanish Association of Sports Coaching (Asociación Española de Coaching Deportivo, AECODE) as a certifying training.
  • Programme endorsed by the National Association of Sports Trainers (Consejo Nacional de Entrenadores Deportivos, CNED) as continuous specialised training.
  • Programme endorsed by the Spanish Association of Basketball Trainers (Asociación Española de Entrenadores de Baloncesto, AEEB) as continuous specialised training.
  • Programme endorsed by the National Association of Football Trainers (Asociación Nacional de Entrenadores de Futbol, ANEF) as continuous specialised training.
  • Programme endorsed by the Association of Handball Trainers (Asociación Entrenadores de Balonmano, AEBM) as continuous specialised training.
3. Collaborators

This is a postgraduate designed by the UAO CEU together with COPC, that emphasises the acquisition of experience through the direct visual perception of recognised professionals.

Also, it has a close relationship with important sport federations and associations, as well as clubs and foundations actively involved with the training of this postgraduate.

4. Faculty

Faculty composed by renowned experts and active professionals chosen by their well-known prestige and specialisation, and guests that are a model in the sports field.

5. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

6. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

 

Study Plan

Module 1. Basics of Psychology and Sports Coaching (63 hours / 7 ECTS)

  • Psychology applied to Sports: Basics of behaviour in sports, evolution of the sports psychology and current situation.
  • Context and activity scenarios in sports.
  • Multidisciplinary approach from the Sports and Health Sciences.
  • Coaching applies to Sports. Main schools of thought: European, North American, ontological South American, and Anglo-Saxon approaches. Theoretical-practical principles of every approach and professional models.
  • The role of the sports psychologist: professional goals, service areas and required competences profile.
  • The role of the sports coach: professional goals, service areas and ICF competences profile.
  • How to work in an integrative way from the psychology knowledge and the intervention format of the coaching to the benefit of the athletes.
  • Methodologies to work and train the individualised sports performance: behavioural approaches, cognitive strategies, applied emotional intelligence, biopsycoemotional models, integrative coaching processes and development mentoring.
  • Methodologies to encourage and promote the key processes in groups and teams. 

Module 2. Work scenarios and contexts (27 hours / 3 ECTS)

  • Working with sports leaders: coach accompaniment programmes.
  • The role of the expert in sports behaviour integrated in sports organisation: club structures, autonomic and/or national federations, referee organisations, school boards.
  • The athlete in context: development stages, psycho-emotional balance and evolutionary maturation, technical and personal progression.
  • Design and making of accompaniment programmes for referees.

Module 3. Working in the sports at a grass root level, training and pools of young players (45 hours / 5 ECTS)

  • Training stages: Work principles and methodology with young athletes.
  • Coaching and mentoring applications in training ages.
  • Differential factors of individual sports: Tennis, golf, athletics, swimming, cycling.
  • Differential factors of team sports: football, basketball, handball, volleyball.

Module 4. High performance Sports: techniques, intervention tools and methods from Psychology and Sports Coaching (63 hours / 7 ECTS)

  • Game variables in the High Performance framework.
  • General and specific factors of success of every sport speciality.
  • Work techniques and approaches in relation to: performance improvement, anxiety and stress management, attention-focusing, motivation, reprocess of negative or blocking experiences.
  • Methodologies and experiences of interventions in individual sports: Tennis, golf, athletics, cycling.
  • Intervention methodologies and experiences in team sports: football, basketball, handball, volleyball.
  • Application of the different work methods in the supervision of practical cases.

Final Project (8 ECTS)

  • It gives credit of the learning and integration of the training and acquisition of the programme competences.
  • This project begins after the completion of module 1 and is presented to finalise the postgraduate.

Faculty

The classes of the postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching are taught by renowned experts and professionals that have a vast teaching and/or professional experience, and have been chosen by their well-known prestige and specialisation on the field.

Academic management

Francisco Solano Romero
Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

fsolanor@uao.es

 

Coordination

Sergi Torondel. Graduated in Psychology in from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching from the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. Sports coach.

ariera@uao.es

Faculty

  • Francisco Solano Romero. Graduated in Psychology in 1983, specialist in Clinics and Organisations. Collegiate C-4985. Master in Business Human Resources Management. Transactional analyst, European Certifies Trainer in Process Communication (Munich/04) by Taibi Kahler. Sports Psychologist and Basketball Coach (FEB). Founder and manager of DRIVE Sports Management. International diploma holder in Sleep Therapy Psychology (Psychophysical Techniques and stress). Accredited in Co-active Coaching from The Coaches Training Institute (San Francisco). He has been manager of the AEEB. Responsible of the ICF Sports Coaching Commission. Senior Coach AECOP (CS80) and Master Partner of AECODE. Specialist in Coaching of individual, team and organisational AR.
  • César Fernández Pla. Graduated in Psychology. Associate manager of Norman Broadbent. MBA from ESADE. Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and President of ICF Spain. Specialist in Executive Coaching, Group and Management Teams Coaching. Collaborating teacher of the UAO CEU.
  • Patricia Ramírez. Graduated in Psychology. Master in Clinical and Health Psychology and Ph. D. in the Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment Department from the University of Granada. Sports psychologist of the Real Betis Balompié Club, of the RCD Mallorca and of many national and international athletes. Columnist of El País and collaborator of the TV programme "Para Todos la 2" on TVE2.
  • Joan Vives Ribó. Graduated in Psychology (UB), Master in Sports Psychology (UAB). Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle Promoter (UAB); Master in Brief Strategic Therapy (Strategic Therapy Centre), Practitioner PNL (Gestalt Institute), Technician in Human Resources (PIMEC) and Basketball Superior Coach (FEB).
  • Meritxell Obiols. Specialised coach in Managerial and Professional Coaching, Team Coaching, Sports Coaching and trainer in emotional intelligence and leadership in the organisation field. Manager of CoachingBCN. Ph. D. in Education Sciences. Postgraduate in Discourse Analysis from the UPF, postgraduate in Emotional Education from the UB, training in PNL with John Grinder.
  • Alex Gordillo. Graduated in Psychology from the UAB. Master in Sports Psychology from the UAB. Founder member of the Catalan Association of the Sports and Physical Activity (ACPE). Member of the Editorial Board of the Sports Psychology Magazine.
  • Beatriz Galilea. Graduated in Psychology. Postgraduate in Sports and Physical Activity Psychology from the Universitat de Barcelona. Master in Sports and Physical Activity Psychology from the UAB. Responsible of the Sports Psychology Department of the Sports Medicine Centre of the Catalan Council of Sports.
  • Jaume Martí Mora. Graduated in Psychology from the Universitat de Barcelona (1984). Master in Sports Psychology from the UAB (1993). Partner founder and manager of Psicosport. Founder and general manager of 6tma. Services in Human Resources. He has been president of the Catalan Association of Sports Psychology (ACPE, 1998-2008).
  • Mª José Poza Lozano. Graduated in Psychology, specialised in Work and Organisations. Master in IGR Organisational Development. Postgraduate in Technique and E-Learning Project Management. Master in Education and E-Learning from the UOC.Coach Executive from the AECOP. President of SPOT of COPC.
  • Mario Salvador. Graduated in Psychology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Transactional teaching analyst and Provisional supervisor (EATA-ITAA). Diploma in Sleep Therapy Psychology. School I. of the F.M.S. Madrid. Practitioner and Master in Neurolinguistic Programming. Sports Psychologist SportMind Institute, London.
  • Juan Mª Gavaldà. Graduated in Superior Architecture from the UPC. Basketball Superior Coach. President of the European Union of Associations of Basketball Coaches (EUABC). President of the CNED. President of the Spanish Association of Basketball Coaches (AEEB) and member of the Professional Committee of ACB Coaches.
  • Jaume Ponsarnau. Basketball Superior Coach. Coach of the FCBQ in grass root level and professor in the introductory courses, first and second level. Professor of the FEB in the Superior Coach course and Master Professor of High Performance (2009-10-11-12).Coach of the Manresa Basketball Team, ACB League.
  • Rosalia Pinet. Superior Graduate in Business Management. Master in Sciences of Business/Management School. Executive MBA in Sport Management/LaSalle URL/Cruyff Academics. Vast experience in Organisation Management and in the last 15 years, she has been manager of the Club Joventut Badalona of Basketball, ACB league.
  • José Antonio Martí Beltrán. Graduated in Pharmacy from the UB. Master in Pharmaceutical Industry and Similar Industries Management. Referee since 1978. Referee of the FIBA since 1996. Referee of the Euroleague since 2000.2 World Men's Championships. 2011 FIBA Oceania Championships for Men.
  • Víctor Laínez. Graduated in Medicine, specialised in Orthopaedics Surgery. Doctor of the CF Badalona since 2000 to 2008, in the Spanish 3rd and 2nd B divisions. Doctor of the Spanish Basketball Federation since 1996. Doctor of the Spanish Absolute Masculine Basketball Selection since 2010.
  • Jordi Martí Casals. Manager of pool of young players of the Club Joventut Badalona. Basketball National Coach. He has been coach of grass root level of the Club Joventut Badalona, Manager of the Basketball School of the Club Joventut Badalona, Champion of Spain in the Sub-20 Circuit (FEB-ACB/Inca 2009).
  • Marc Calderón. Graduated in Business Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Basketball National Coach. Champion of the first Minicopa. Six times champion of Catalonia and three times champion of Spain in lower categories. Currently working as a coach of the FCBarcelona, Junior Teams.
  • Ricard Parera. Superior Council of Sports, Superior Sports Technician in Handball. Royal Spanish Federation of Handball, Title of National Handball Coach. Catalan Federation of Handball, Title of Territorial Technician. Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. Responsible of the pool of young players at BM. Granollers.
  • Eduardo Castro Junquera. Graduated in Law, College of Lawyers of Barcelona. Roller Hockey National Coach. President of the AEEHP (Spanish Association of Roller Hockey Coaches). Coordinator of Training Hockey of the FC Barcelona.
  • Andrés Ubieto Callau. Graduated in Physical Education and Official Master's in Football, from the National Institute of Physical Education [INEF] from Lleida. Master in Football from the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Master in Prevention and Re-adaptation from Sports Injuries in Football, organised by the COE, the RFEF and the UCLM.
  • Toni Pérez Martínez. Graduated in Physical Activities and Sports Sciences, specialised in High Performance (INEFC). CCPC. CTI (Coaching Training Institute). ORSC (Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching), CRR Global. PNL Practitioner. Personal Coach of International Handball Referees, from ASOBAL and the feminine Superleague. Personal coach and of the referee's team from the LFP.
  • Quim Lorente. Coach by the International Institute OlaCoach. Practitioner and Master in PNL with John Grinder. Founder of Team-up. Senior trainer in UB sports. He has worked with sports teams in Sabadell's Sports Centre and the Sportive Union of Lleida.Padel federation, coach of Tennis ATP and player top 100. Coach in the TV programme "Titanes de Powerade" and in "26.2 Maratón de Nueva York".
  • Pep Marí. Graduated in Psychology and Master in Sports Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Sports Psychology Department of the CAR in Sant Cugat. Author of the books "Learning from the champions" and "Happiness is not the objective", from Plataforma Editorial. Collaborator of Catalunya Ràdio.
  • Edu Amblar. Graduated in Psychology from the Universidad of Sevilla. Master in Sports Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Postgraduate in Sports Initiation Psychology from the UAB. Ph. D. courses in Psychology of Human Learning from the UAB. Sports Psychology Department of the CAR in Sant Cugat.
  • Pep Font. Graduated in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Master in Human Learning from the UAB. Research competence from the UAB. Sports Psychology Department of the CAR in Sant Cugat. Coordinator of the Psychology Service of the Programme Alt Rendiment Català (ARC).

Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching offers a complementary training which allows a better command and knowledge on behaviour and provides values through knowledge, methods, techniques and tools based on Sports Psycology and Coaching.

For this reason, it is very useful for professionals such as psychologists, coaches, physiotherapists, managers of sports entities, sports directors, physical education teachers, athletes, sports doctors and, in general, for all those people with knowledge on sports psychology and coaching.

Collaborators

The Universitat Abat Oliba CEU and the Col·legi Oficial de Psicologia de Catalunya have a close relationship with important clubs and sports associations, which actively collaborate with the postgraduate degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching, complementing the training of the students to access the professional world. These collaborations with clubs and entities mean a continuous updating of the postgraduate's degree study plan.

 

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL PRICE

€3,325

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

Single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

Instalment payment

50% at the time of enrolment and 50% in January.

Monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

Other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
masters@uao.es

Quality and regulations

ADMISSION PROFILE

  • Coaches and sports instructors, trainers, physiotherapists, sports coordinators in clubs and schools, sports directors and physical education teachers.
  • Managers of sports clubs and entities, technical directors.
  • Graduates in Psychology in Spain. Graduates in Philosophy and Linguistics – field of Psychology. Graduates in Psychology in other countries with a certificate stamped by The Hague.
  • Professionals belonging to sports companies.
  • In general, all those professionals related to the sports world and its teaching.

OBJECTIVES

  • Facilitating the personal and sports development of the sports leading figures through assistance and accompanying processes using psychology and coaching.
  • Making students get used to the work of a sports psychologist-coach, and qualify them for their sports performance.
  • Helping students discover their strong points and their improvable areas in order to encourage their professional development.
  • Developing and training the necessary competences and abilities for the professional practice of Sports Psychology and Coaching.