Sciences and occupations in physical activity and sport

Josep Roca

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Roca i Balasch, J., & Pérez Recio, G. (2003). Sciences and occupations in physical activity and sport. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 74, 60-75.



It is argued that the university centers of physical activity and sports have three main challenges or goals. The first one is to assume a multidisciplinary approach to that subject and also assume the technological orientation of the studies that they offer. The second is to distinguish between Physical Education and Health Education and continue focusing their attention on the former, even when accepting that both are complementary. The third goal of those centers consists in offering professional teaching centered on physical education and sport training, but also to offer other professional curricula, coordinately with other sciences and technologies, in other to satisfy the needs created by the development of physical activities and sports in our society.


Keywords: Physical Activity Sciences, Physical Education Health Education, Sport Sciences.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: October 01, 2003