General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Sara González Millán
Eulalia Bassas Bullich 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English


Basic skills
  • Have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues

Specific skills
  • E1 Carry out the teaching-learning processes related to the physical activity of sport, paying attention to the individual, collective and contextual characteristics of people

  • E5 Schedule the motor skills training process at its different levels and practice environments

  • E11 Select sports equipment and equipment, suitable for each type of activity and population and in safe conditions

General competencies
  • G1 Identify the object of study of the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

  • G4 Describe the physiological and biomechanical factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

  • G8 Understand the basics, structures and functions of human motor skills and patterns

Transversal competences
  • T4 Apply knowledge to their work in a professional way with the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within the area of ​​Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

  • T1 Understand the scientific literature in the field of physical activity and sport in English and other languages ​​with a significant presence in the scientific field.


This subject studies the neurophysiological and neuropsychological foundations applied to human movement and its development. From the theories of control and motor learning and the study of their factors and influences, the professional of the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport will know and apply the instruments and methodologies of measurement and development of human motor behavior. On the other hand, students will have the opportunity to know the basic processes involved in the coordination of movements and how they are modified from learning and growth.

The contents of the subject are related to other subjects of the degree such as Pedagogy and Psychology of sport.

“This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured. ”

TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.

Learning outcomes

1. Carry out activities for sports initiation in physical education, sport and recreation.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the neurophysiological and neuropsychological foundations underlying the control of human movement and its development.

3. Carry out, in a structured way, the advanced application of motor control and learning in the fields of action of physical activity and sport, and, where appropriate, considering the differences by gender.


Working methodology

This is a part-time subject. This means that there is a% part of the subject that is done in person, in the classroom, with different activities individually or in groups of students and a% of the subject that is worked autonomously, outside of the classroom.

The methodology in part-time subjects requires the responsibility of the student, and their good time management.

The methodology of the subject will be carried out combining face-to-face classroom time, with autonomous work time, with the support of the virtual learning environment. The percentage of time the student spends is distributed as follows:




Face-to-face sessions in the classroom (theory presentation, seminars, personalized tutorials)

Theoretical presentations with audiovisual support, simulations, role-playing games, group work, application of practice to theory, problem-based learning (PBL), presentations by students, simulations




Personal study, problem solving, information search (bibliography, webography), guided work (questionnaires, wikis, debates, forums ...), model reproduction, video capsules, problem solving



Both in the face-to-face sessions and in the autonomous work, the student will work individually and in work groups.

Each ECTS is equivalent to 25 hours of student dedication, considering the time invested in the total of the activities related to the face-to-face time and the time of autonomous work, that the professor of the subject guides, as well as the reading times, information search, connection to the Virtual Classroom, elaboration of works.



UNIT 1. Motor skills: study and classification.

1.1. HHMM classification and description

1.2. Motor performance evaluation

UNIT 2. Introduction to Motor Control

2.1. Neurophysiological bases of movement

2.2. Theories of motor control

2.3. Motor control components: cognitive, sensitive and motor.

2.4. Motor control and sport: practical applications

SUBJECT 3: Study of the process of the Learning and Motor development

3.1. Neuronal Plasticity.

3.2. Concepts and theoretical foundation of motor learning

3.3. Principles of Motor Development.

3.4. Teaching procedures: Factors influencing motor learning: attention, memory, feedback…

3.5. Main theories on motor development

3.6. Sequencing of motor development


Learning activities

The activities of the subject follow the system of continuous evaluation, that is to say, that throughout the term the professor raises several activities, that the students must solve and deliver. The work of each one of the activities allows to value to the student, the follow-up that does to the asignatura and the elements of improvement, from the comments and notes that the professor will do of the activities.

The proposed activities can be individual or in work groups. The teacher gives the instructions so that the students can elaborate and deliver them. All the activities proposed are designed so that students have a practical perspective on the topics that are developed throughout the ten weeks of the term.

Evaluation system

The final grade of the student is the result of a continuous assessment and a final assessment. The pass of the subject is obtained with a grade equal to or higher than 5 points (out of 10 points) according to the following weighting table:



Evaluation activity



 Individual activities


Continued Seminars 15%


 Work in group





Criteria NECESSARY to average between the evaluation activities:


Evaluation activity

Criteria for making Average 



Individual activities


Any note

Continued Seminars

Any note


Work in group

65% Internship assistance

Any note





Requirements for evaluating the work in group and average:

- Minimum performance required to 65% internships. Compulsory internship attendance of 65% to be assessed in this item. Absences may not be justified.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason . ”

Evaluation in recovery period:

Within the same course, there is the possibility of recovering skills not achieved during the course.

According to UPF regulations, students who have the option of retrieving the subject are those who have obtained a “suspended” grade, which are the only ones that can be modified in the recovery process. If the grade is Not Presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.

Evaluation activity


 Individual projects


Seminars Unrecoverable

 Work in group


 Final exam



Schedule and Guide to Activities.

Qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September) that establishes the European system of credits and the system of qualifications to the university degrees of official character and validity in all the state territory:

0 - 4,9: Suspended

5,0 - 6,9: Approved

7,0 - 8,9: Notable

9,0 - 10: Excellent



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