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Universidad del Valle de Mexico and the Mexican Olympic Committee working together

New agreement creates new educational opportunities for Mexican athletes

22/03/2013


Universidad del Valle de México and the Mexican Olympic Committee working together

Leaders from the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) and Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) have signed a cooperation agreement that aims to deliver greater opportunities for athletes to engage in complementary activities in addition to sports to benefit the community. Through this agreement athletes can continue their training while also working to earn a degree. The agreement is a statement that athletes should not only have the support of the leaders of the world of sport, but also that of the universities, who should be helping to develop professionals, for the pride of the company.

The signing of this agreement is a source of pride and satisfaction because this way it provides young people with an opportunity to develop their minds and their bodies. It is widely known that UVM strongly encourages its students to be able to compete in sports, without having to put their studies on hold. Other benefits from the agreement include:

·        UVM students will now have the opportunity to conduct their professional internships and the social service requirement with the Mexican Olympic Committee,

·        UVM students will be able to visit COM facilities and gain access to COM events,

·        UVM and their faculty will get valuable feedback on curricular design,

·        Students with UVM degrees will have increased access to jobs at COM,

·        UVM and COM will explore new opportunities in continuing and professional education

Universidad del Valle de Mexico offers programs to prepare sport professionals, such as a degree in Sports Marketing and Masters in Sports Management, Nutrition and Sports Physiotherapy that are all backed by the Real Madrid School International School.

Study of Health and Physical Activation

The Public Opinion Center at UVM, aware of the importance of strengthening the culture of physical activity and sport in our country, has decided to open a study to better understand the culture prevailing physical activity in Mexico and the knowledge of the general population in reference to the importance of being physically active in order to have good health.

Using complementary methodologies, qualitative information will be obtained from a series of in-depth interviews with informants in sport and health specialists and quantitative data gathered through a survey of people in 10 cities of the Mexican Republic. The results of the study will be presented in late April.

The new agreement was signed by the Chairman of COM, Mr. Carlos Padilla Becerra; Dieter Holtz, President Laureate Mexico; Mr. Ricardo Contreras Hernandez, Secretary General of the COM; and Luis Duran, CEO of UVM.

This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.