Ismael Sanz Arribas has a PhD in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2011), a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sports from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2001) and a Diploma in Teaching from the University Autonomous of Madrid (1996).
He is a lecturer in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Motricity of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid. He teaches in the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, in the Master in Physical and Sports Activities for the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities and in the Master in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
It is part of the research groups “Teaching and Evaluation of Physical Activity and Sport” and “Physical Activity, Education and Health-UAM”. He is a member of the research team of the Research Network in Service-Learning in Physical Activity and Sports for Social Inclusion. He is coordinator of the research and inclusion commissions of the Royal Spanish Federation of Rescue and Lifeguard.
He has co-directed two doctoral theses and has published several works related to health in physical activity, safety in the aquatic environment and disability. He is currently involved in several lines of research among which are: the prevention of drowning, University Learning-Service, disability and health in physical activity. He is the inventor of a device called “smart lifeguard swimwear” that detects and resolves the loss of knowledge in the water. This invention has been accepted in the Pilot Program for the Promotion of Knowledge Transfer of the Autonomous University of Madrid.