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The Programme

It is common knowledge that sport plays a major role in the lives of individuals in our society. There are many advantages to regular physical exercise. Such advantages include the improvement of health, both physical, psychological and social.

In this sense, the World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 1990). Therefore, with the aim of adding quality to the years we live, sport is nowadays not only a pastime, but also a source of experiences that improve the well-being of individuals in a society that is extremely close-knit through these practices. Moreover, sports also reduce the risk of suffering from certain illnesses.

Following the labour market study carried out in the White Paper, it is clear that sport is a significant source of employment in Spain. In the last decade, sports employment has increased by 57% in Europe and by 100% in Spain. On the other hand, the current social reality highlights the importance of physical activity and sports in our society, both as a civil right and as an indicator of wellbeing and quality of life in developed societies. Both circumstances justify the need to prepare scientists to meet this demand, in order to produce advances in the area, thus improving the quality of life of the population.