Bachelor of Exercise Sciences

Program based on the UANL Academic and Undergraduate Degree Study Model

To educate professionals in exercise sciences who are capable of meeting current and future needs of society, promoting research and development of academic programs, and improving continuously.


To educate human resources that are highly qualified in the areas of physical culture, sports and recreation by integrating the different techniques and scientific disciplines constituting our curriculum.


This multidisciplinary approach is based on theoretical experience and practical development in order to have exceptionally educated professionals in the four disciplines of the degree. Students will acquire competences and skills, which will be later applied to the development of exercise sciences and knowledge, taking advantage of resources and materials.


Responsibility, passion for physical activities, sports and recreation, analytical and critical thinking, flexibility of thought, creativity, physical skills, leadership, and entrepreneurship, innovation, and logical reasoning.

Labor Market

Director of sports institutions, teaching, research, sports adviser, sports coordinator, sports promoter, sports instructor, coach, trainer, and public relations.
Social Significance

This program provides knowledge within exercise sciences and psychomotor learning that allows society to improve skills, which will strengthen productive efficiency and support the generation of citizens who are aware of responsibility and discipline, having a new competitive spirit to help society provide quality and efficient service in accordance with its demands.

Continuing Professional Development

UANL and other national and international higher education institutions give the opportunity to carry out graduate studies, such as master’s degrees and doctorates in multiple fields of physical activity and sports. The UANL School of Physical Education offers two master’s degrees: Master of Physical Activity and Sports, with four majors: Health Promotion (PS), High Sportive Performance (AR), Physical Education (EF) and Sports Management (GD); and Master of Sports Psychology in collaboration with the School of Psychology.

Operational Hazard

Those related to physical activity, sports, and outdoor work, such as exposure to temperature changes, high and low, inadequate postures, and sudden movements.

Specific Requirements

Laboratory (clinical) test results, as well as fitness and general physical abilities for efforts and development of activities related to exercise and competition.
Admission Profile
o Inclination for physical-sporting activities and their practice.
o Ability to communicate and relate to people.
o Intellectual restlessness to research on the origins and universal development of sport.
o Desire to know the physical education and sports in its historical perspective, its functions, structures and its forms of organization.

The proposed admission profile also implies the following:

o General physical fitness test results.
o Passing grade in the EXANI-II test or certificate of good health issued by a public health institution.

In addition to the above, we believe it is important to consider the students’ graduation profile at the upper intermediate level:

o Students express and communicate themselves.
o They reflexively think and criticize.
o They learn autonomously.
o They work collaboratively.
o They participate responsibly in society.

Graduation Profile

To educate human resources that are highly qualified in the areas of physical culture, sports and recreation by integrating the different techniques and scientific disciplines constituting our curriculum.

Labor Market

o Teaching
o Research
o Sports training
o Sports advising
o Sports coordination
o Sports promotion
o Sports instruction
o Sports institution management
o Physical training and public relations


Learning Units

Physical Activity and Health for the Elderly, Kinanthropometry, Sports Marketing, Psychological Intervention Techniques.

Credits: 04

Promotes the participation of older adults in physical activity programs that improve their life quality by maintaining physical and social functional independence. It is considered an opportunity area for graduates to serve this increasing population. This subject can complemented with other learning units related to health, psychology, and physical activity.

First semester

Application of Information Technology, Communicative Competence, Sports Functional Morphology, History of Sports and Physical Education, Athletics I, Gymnastics, Physical Education for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Elective I (Minor Sports I).

Credits: 02

Focuses on developing a set of skills in students that enable them to use technology effectively for succeeding at their academic, professional, and human performance, which is necessary within a changing and globalized society.

Second Semester

Academic and Professional Development (Math), Human Development, Health, and Sports (Self-care and Healthy Lifestyles), Arts, Biology of Physical Activity, Sports Philosophy, Soccer, Methodology of Sports Research, Administration, Elective II (Minor Sports II).

Credits: 02

Promotes the basic tools of mathematical logical thinking that allow student to interpret, represent, or solve daily life problems;
Strengthens the integrated vision between communicative and mathematical competence as essential elements of thought and language through the use of new technologies;
Develops an autonomous learning to generate new knowledge, aiming at contributing to the student’s profile according to UANL’s 2020 Vision: having general applied knowledge in specific situations, as well as having skills and tools for autonomous learning with a dynamic and constant improvement.

Third Semester

Movement Theory, Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities (Human Rights), Psychology of Physical Activity and Sports, Exercise Physiology, Sports Sociology, Basketball, Volleyball, Elective III (Rules and Arbitration).

Credits: 02

Compares and contrasts the bases of motor learning and execution of physical education, high-performance sports, and recreational sports (free time) at schools from the physiological, psychological and pedagogical perspective of motor development. This is intended to contribute to the optimal development of the graduation profile, learning to ethically and responsibly integrate different disciplines that intervene in sports motor skills.

Fourth Semester

Professional Social Context, Environment and Sustainability, Exercise Biochemistry, Measurement of Human Body Behavior, Sports Law, Sports Training and Performance I, Elective IV (Handball), Elective V (Sports and Politics).

Credits: 02

Promotes reflection actions that allow to achieve the necessary positions in the economic, social, political, and historical contexts of the profession in which the student is being trained;
Analyzes modern society’s main trends such as globalization, new information, and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as the knowledge society and its impact on professions;
Encourages the structuring of a perspective for professional performance according to the conditions and demands of today’s society, their personal expectations, and the own characteristics of the profession;
Views profession as a temporary synthesis of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies that are demanded and appreciated by society, as well as interaction with individuals.

Fifth Semester

Sports Nutrition, Active and Passive Leisure, Baseball and Softball, Dance and Physical Expression, Athletics II, Swimming, American Football, Elective VI (Combat Sports).

Credits: 02

Analyzes the principles, importance, relationship, and objectives of sports nutrition in order to make recommendations to athletes, physical education students, and other people who practice sports, about the suggestions made by nutritionists according to their training loads.

Sixth Semester

Foreign Languages and Cultures, Sports Training and Performance II, Racket Sports, Sports Equipment and Facilities, Management of Sports Activities and Events, Elective VII (Motor Games), Elective VIII (Special Physical Education).

Credits: 02

Offers to university students a space that allows them to expand their knowledge of English culture and language through deeper knowledge of a different culture and communicative skills in the English language, aiming at developing the ability of orientation in a foreign culture as well as communicative competence in intercultural situations. Students are expected to be more thoughtful and critical in comparing between cultures, appropriate values, and appreciate their own culture.
Finally, within the integral education of the student, it is sought that together with the development of linguistic competence (speaking the language in class), intercultural competence can also be developed, since it supports the capacity to reflect, analyze our culture from an external perspective, and understand their relationship with other cultures in order to improve communication (Byram and Risager 1999).

Seventh Semester

Ethics, Society, and Profession, Prevention and Care of Physical Activity Injuries, Pedagogy and Didactics of Physical Education and Sports, Physical Education for Upper Intermediate and Higher Levels, Sports Statistics and Informatics, Elective IX (Watersports), Elective X (Concepts and Experiments of Physical Education and Sports).

Credits: 02

Contributes to the comprehensive training of university students by enabling the competencies that guide the practice of ethical reflection and the exercise of UANL’s values, attitudes, and principles;
Promotes the development of ethical citizenship training and responsible professional practice committed to society within the framework of a complex and interrelated national and international context;
Encourages a critical understanding of the issues of ethics, society, and profession as spaces of human action that are necessarily interrelated.

Eighth Semester

Biomechanics, Sports Training and Performance III, Learning Service

Credits: 03

Applies the knowledge acquired throughout the degree program, relating the structure and function of human body with the biomechanical aspects for the development of physical-athletic abilities.
Analyzes the movement from the perspective of physics, using laws and concepts for the analysis of movement and applying the measurement methods and instrumental techniques used for the analysis of motor skills.

Ninth Semester

Free Choice Elective, Elective XI (Implementation of New Management Models in Sports Entities)

Credits: 20

* Internship
* National and International Academic Exchange
* Research
* Learning Units (Electives)
* Continuing Education

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