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On behalf of all who make up the staff of this centre, I am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Granada, a Pioneer in the field of Sports Sciences in Spain.

With the expanding culture of healthy habits in society, sport, in all forms, is taking on a greater relevance. Thus, our Faculty has the goal of raising awareness, thanks to our research activity, and of training professionals qualified to have an impact in an active and healthy society.

Through this website we would like to show you our Faculty, the activity that we carry out and the people who make it possible, as well as providing access to the necessary instruments to aid the performance of our members and users.

Kind regards,

Aurelio Sánchez Vinuesa


A little history


The third chapter of law 77/1961 ofthe 23rd of December, on Physical Education, regulates physical education in the Educational System and in its fifth article sets out the obligations in all degrees, demanding them of official educational centres. Among the teaching staff who taught the subjects are Physical Education teachers, who must have a degree corresponding to the specialty, issued by the National Institute of Physical Education (INEF).

The importance of the teaching staff in physical education is shown by this Law and the dedication expressed in the Sixth Chapter of the National Institution of Physical Education (INEF).

This centre, located in Madrid, holds the National denomination, being the only existing in the Spanish territory, accountable to the National Delegation of Physical Education and Sport. Among its functions is the training of Physical Education teaching staff.

The Creation of Our Faculty

In 1981 through a Royal Decree, the Degree in Physical Education qualification was established, and in 1982, INEF Granada was created, whose functioning and temporary assignment to the University of Granadawas established in 1983.

In 1988, INEF Granada was transferred to the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Its definitive assignment to the Universityof Granadaby Decree 294/1988 of the 20thof December of 1988 ended its belonging to the Supreme Council for Sports, a very significant fact.

In 1990 Law 10/1990 of the 15th of October on Sport was enacted, whose Fourth Transitory Measure authorised the Government to adapt Physical Education teaching to the Law on University Reform (LRU).

In 1991, the University of Granadaauthorised the creation of the Department of Physical Education and Sport, assigned to the Knowledge Area of the same name which led, in 1992, to the approval by the University of GranadaSenate of the transformation of the INEF into the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, after the change of name was unanimously approved by the Central Board on the 24th of January 1992, at the proposal of the Director.

University standardisat

In 1993, by Royal Decree, the Ministry of Education and Science established the official university qualification of Degree in Physical Activity and Sport, and through the Degree from the Council on Education and Science of the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences and the corresponding Degree qualification emerged.

The academic standardisation of Physical Education studies can be said to have concluded with the creation of a Department and a Faculty within the University of Granada, the first in Spain, which involved the incorporation of Third Cycle studies and the first Doctorate degrees being obtained. This milestone was the culmination of a long transition for the standardisation of Physical Education and other curricular subjects at the different levels of official teaching.

To the present day

Our Faculty was a Pioneer, not only in university integration, but also in transcending Physical Education to implement Sports Sciences in Spain. In the light of its leading role, new faculties for these studies were created and Physical Education Institutes began their standardisation. As a consequence, in the two following decades, there has been an abundance of public and private centres which issue this qualification in Spain, over almost all autonomous communities, with more than one centre in many.

In the 2010/2011 academic year, the fourth course of study in our history was started: the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport, in the framework of the Bologna Process. This is a historic effort to achieve an identity in Higher Education in the European Area.


Classrooms for practical teaching: 2 halls for the practice of a large number of sports, a gym multipurposegym , a gym for artistic gymnastics, a 90×50 metre artificial grass football pitchl, a athletics track 320 metre synthetic, a wrestling room, a weight room, amultipurpose room, two outdoorsports courts, two tennis courts, a swimming pool with three areas, one of 25 metres, another 4 metre counter currentresearch pool,and a 12.5 metre teaching pool, a multipurpose gym with a laboratory with capacity for 30 students, 9 laboratories with capacity for 20 students each, 3 computer classrooms with capacity for 45, 30 and 25 students respectively. All of these are or can be equipped with computer equipment, video projectors and internet connection.

Classrooms for theory teaching: 2 classrooms with capacity for 192 students, 4 classrooms with capacity for 94 students, 2 classrooms in building B with capacity for 70 and 55 students respectively, 3 classrooms in gyms I and II with capacity for 80, 70 and 60 students respectively, twoseminar rooms with capacity for 16 students in each and a classroom at the swimming pool with capacity for 75 students.

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