La formación universitaria en grados de Ciencias de la Salud de los atletas del equipo olímpico y paralímpico español de Tokio 2020

  1. Pablo Sotoca Orgaz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España


RIECS: Revista de Investigación y Educación en Ciencias de la Salud

ISSN: 2530-2787

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 7

Issue: 1

Pages: 4-15

Type: Article

DOI: 10.37536/RIECS.2022.7.1.300 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_opene_Buah editor

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