Postgraduate in Psychomotor Intervention (0-6 Years Old)

Type of programme
UIC Barcelona-specific Master's Degree *This programme does not grant graduates access to a doctoral degree
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
30 ECTS
Price
€65.00 / ECTS x 30 = €1,950.00 (+ €480.00 Registrations fees). *Prices corresponding to the 2022-2023 academic year.
Schedule
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Language
Spanish and Catalan
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We foster motor development using the possibilities offered by the environment, as well as the great wealth of resources and strategies to offer a meaningful and quality education

We emphasise the fundamental building blocks of motor development and apply the richness of its varied content, especially play, body language and creative dance; perceptual-motor or sensory stimulation activities, as well as activities in nature and water and the enrichment of outdoor spaces.

 

Presentation

The Postgraduate Degree in Psychomotor Intervention for children from 0 to 6 years of age is based on the concept of a holistic and integral physical education, which supports a child's development from birth and stimulates their balanced growth and emotional well-being. This postgraduate programme provides our students with the tools they need to carry out a quality, comprehensive and educational intervention, based on holistic approaches and proposals that can be initiated through movement and corporal mediation.

We emphasise the fundamental building blocks of motor development and apply the richness of its varied content, especially play, body language and creative dance, as well as activities in nature and water and the enrichment of outdoor spaces.

 

Objectives

  • To understand and recognise motor education as a fundamental part of children’s holistic education. 
  • To develop psychomotor intervention and early detection programmes to be included as part of early childhood education curriculums.
  • To understand and assess the bases of perceptual-motor development and studentsbasic motor behaviour. 
  • To understand and adapt the methodological principles that determine educational intervention in psychomotor education (0-6 years).
  • To present the patterns of child development (0-6 years) in terms of sensory-perceptual-motor and socio-affective-motor skills.

Practical and innovative methodology

  • Compulsory work placements
  • Dynamic classes that encourage participation
  • Individual support and small groups
  • Learning outside the classroom taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the environment (Junior Club, natural environment)

Assessment

  • Ongoing assessment
  • Learning journal or reflection notebook: a personal record that encourages reflection, study, analysis, research and self-awareness, fostering the encounter between academic learning and real-world experience.
  • Self-assessment
  • Compulsory work placement 
  • Final work placement report
  • Attendance to at least 80% of the on-site classes

Who is this postgraduate degree aimed at? Prospective students

Professionals from the world of pre-primary and primary education. This programme is also aimed at professionals from other fields of knowledge such as psychology or physiotherapy, occupational therapists, as well as early childhood education specialists.

Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Historical and Conceptual Evolution of Bodily Activity (educational and Therapeutic) Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Motor Development from 0 to 6 Years Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Neuroscience and Motor Skills Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Psychomotive Intervention in the Educational Field of 3 to 6 Years Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Psychomotor Intervention from 0 to 3 Years Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Psychomotricity: Approach, Epistemological Bases and Contents Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Emotional Accompaniment, Motor Expressiveness, Roles and Attitudes of the Specialist Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
External Practices Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Motor Development in the Natural Environment Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Reeducation and Therapy in the Psychomotor Field Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
The Game As the Basis of Development Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Postgraduate Final Project Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Internship

This module offers students the opportunity to work in an educational or therapeutic centre. The aim is to become familiar with observation and psychomotor intervention practices in children with and without difficulties. Students are supported by a professional and supervised by a tutor throughout their placement. 

The specific objectives of this module are: 

  • To understand psychomotor intervention in educational and/or therapeutic settings.
  • To assess psychomotor intervention, investigate new scientific proposals and justify their importance in child development. 
  • To explore methodological resources and assess the viability of motor and physical mediation proposals for both group and individual intervention.
  • To master observation and diagnostic tools. 
  • To develop the necessary professional and personal skills in the field of psychomotor intervention.
  • To draw conclusions for professional practice as a specialist in the psychomotor field.

Students will be required to write a final report which must include, among other aspects: the context of the internship centre; observation, diagnosis, classroom or case intervention and assessment practices; analysis of the role as a professional; conclusions.

 

Prerequisites & admissions

Graduates from the following programmes: 

  • Pre-primary + primary education
  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology 

Higher level vocational training course in:

  • Pre-primary education
  • Sports and physical education
  • Psychology and social and behavioural sciences

Admissions procedure

If you have decided to apply for the postgraduate degree, please follow these steps to complete your admissions process.  We recommend you apply as soon as possible as places are limited. 

Step one. Application for admission (online)

Step two. Submitting your documentation 

Students with an official university degree from within the European Union

An attested original photocopy of your degree certificate or the homologation of the degree, or an original attested photocopy of the receipt for payment of the fee for issuing your degree certificate.

If you have completed a higher level vocational training course, you need to submit an attested photocopy of your original certificate, or an original attested photocopy of the receipt for payment of the fee for issuing your certificate.

An attested original photocopy of your academic transcript displaying your marks for the university studies you have completed.

Students with an official university degree from outside the European Union

  • A legalised original photocopy of your degree certificate
  • A legalised original photocopy of your academic transcript for the university studies you have completed
  • A certificate issued by the university of origin indicating that the degree allows the student to continue on to postgraduate studies in the country in which it was issued.

In all cases:

  • A photocopy of your national ID card (DNI) or passport
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A letter of motivation
  • An attested photocopy of any other university degrees, including postgraduate degrees. If the original language of the documents is not Spanish, then please provide a sworn translation of your degree certificate into Spanish, and also of your transcript.

Step three. Interview

Interview with the coordinator of the postgraduate degree. 

 

Reservation and enrolment

Admission

After being admitted, the candidate will be able to start the process of reserving a place and enrolling on the course.

Reservation and enrolment

After receiving the official letter of admission, candidates must pay a deposit of 20% of the total cost of the postgraduate course within 15 calendar days in order to reserve their place.

Once they are enrolled, the candidate can pay for the remaining 80% of the course. 

Grants & financial aid

Contact

GIMENEZ CIRIZA, Eulalia
egimenezc@uic.es

 

Campus

Campus Sant Cugat and Club Junior Sant Cugat