The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile was founded on June 21, 1888. The UC is made up of 18 Faculties plus four interdisciplinary academic units, the UC College Program and the Villarrica Campus. In total, there are 9 monodisciplinary faculties, 24 disciplinary schools and institutes, and 4 interdisciplinary schools and institutes. It has more than 34,000 students.
The University is spread over five campuses: four in different districts of Santiago and one in the city of Villarrica, located in the south of Chile. These campuses are not only a consequence of academic needs, but constructions with a cultural sense that the University has bequeathed to the city.
This is one of the most characteristic buildings located the south of Alameda, downtown Santiago. Symbol of the Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the most important Universities in Santiago that has contributed in the development of the country.
The educational project of the UC is articulated in different training levels that start from undergraduate and are projected to higher levels of knowledge, such as postgraduate. The project seeks to develop in our students the skills and abilities necessary to reach a professional specialization of excellence and international level.
The undergraduate study plans of the careers grant the academic degrees of Bachiller and Licenciado, in addition to the professional title. Additionally, some of these enable professional qualifications with Master’s programs. Pedagogy in Physical Education and Health The University has a Faculty of Education that within the careers it teaches is Pedagogy in Physical Education and Health. The career has an interdisciplinary emphasis, where the Faculties of Education and Medicine collaborate, with its Department of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Nutrition).
Its study plan, through the Faculty of Medicine, has an emphasis on scientific training, from a health perspective, considering the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of diseases associated with sedentary lifestyle.
Students have access to first class facilities for academic and sports activities such as the exercise physiology and movement analysis laboratory, the nutrition laboratory; the anatomy pavilions, the heated swimming pool, the athletic track, and the sports infrastructure of the San Joaquín Campus.
The training model of the Faculty of Education – centered on practice – allows the development of teaching skills that enable future graduates to work at the different levels of the school system.
The Sports Directorate of the University is in charge of providing sports services for the sports teams, General Training Sports Courses, Sports Events, and is responsible for the administration of the sports venues.
Both the Pedagogy in Education and Physics and Health Career and the Sports Directorate of the University are responsible for the local organization of the AIESEP 2023 conference.