General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Sergi García Balastegui
Xavier Carrión Pla 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

The language to be used during the course will be Catalan. In addition, we will work with documents in Spanish and English.


Basic skills
  • B9 Be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

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

  • E7 Identify the risks to health, the practice of inappropriate physical activities and sports and propose alternatives

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

  • G6 Recognize the effects of physical activity on the structure and function of the human body

  • G10 Understand the basics of games and sports

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

  • T7 Incorporate habits of excellence and quality for professional practice


The individual sports subject includes athletics and swimming. It is presented as a tool for the acquisition of basic knowledge for the analysis of the determinants of performance in actions of different athletic disciplines and, from there, a didactic proposal of learning will be established and correction of the technical execution of the same. In the same way, they will know the basic elements of competitive swimming (history, regulations, test program, ...), as well as the techniques of this sport (technique of styles, outings and turns), and learn the methodology of initiation into basic swimming training. It is intended that the student be able to transfer the methodology of analysis and establishment of a didactic proposal to any sport and / or physical activity.    

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.

Learning outcomes

- Identify the psycho and sociomotor requirements of the skills of various sports and sports activities, knowing the technical-tactical elements that structure them and execute them basically.

- To program basic teaching-learning processes of various sports and sports activities, with attention to their didactic peculiarities, taking into account diversity: gender, age, disability.


Working methodology

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 (ABP), presentations by students




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.


First part: Athletics

1. Introduction to modern competitive Athletics.

1.1. Origins of modern athletics. 

1.2. Athletics at the Olympics.

1.3. Athletics in our state.

1.4. Evolution of women in athletics.

2. Regulation of competitive athletics.

            2.1. Athletic calendar Open air and indoor track.

            2.2. IAAF Regulations.

            2.3. Generalities of the regulation.

3. Speed ​​and fences

3.1. Biomechanical principles.

3.2. Phases of the race.

3.3. Step parameters: amplitude and frequency.

3.4. Phases of the speed race.

- Simple Reaction Time (TRS).


-Maximum speed.

-Resistance to speed.

                        - Speed-time curve.

3.5. Didactic proposal teaching speed.

  4. jumps 

4.1. Basic learning of vertical and horizontal jumps

4.2. Biomechanical principles 

4.3. Phases of the jumps 

4.4. Didactic proposal for jumps

5. Releases

            5.1. Basic learning of throws

            5.2. Biomechanical principles

            5.3. Phases of the launches

            5.4. Didactic proposal

6. Learning athletics in lower categories.

7. Trail running


Second part: Swimming

1. Brief introduction to the history of competitive swimming.

            1.1. Origins of Swimming.

            1.2. Swimming at the Olympics

            1.3. Swimming in Spain

            1.4. Open water: competitive and recreational.

2. Basic rules of competitive swimming.

            2.1. Competitive testing program.

            2.2. FINA Regulation.

3. Technique of styles, exits and turns.

            3.1. General aspects of the 4 styles of Swimming.

            3.2. crawl

            3.3. Back

            3.4. Breaststroke.

            3.5. Butterfly.

            3.6. Styles and relay tests.

            3.7. Outings, turns and underwater swimming.

4. Basic swimming training methodology.

            4.1. Basic fundamentals of training planning.

            4.2. Technical learning methodology.

            4.3. Conditional training methodology.


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 of 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.

The activities that the students will do will be the following:

  • Individual works.
  • Group work.
  • Theoretical sessions in class.
  • Practical sessions outside the classroom.

Evaluation system

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


  • Subject evaluation system (athletics and swimming):

The subject consists of two different parts: athletics and swimming. The final grade is obtained by performing the arithmetic mean of the final grade of each part. In order to average, each of the parts must be approved separately. Each part is approved with a 5 out of 10. It is mandatory to submit all assessment activities in order to pass the continuous assessment.

To pass the course it will be mandatory that the student has attended a minimum of 80% of the sessions of each of the parts (athletics and swimming).

  • Assessment system for each part of the subject:

The continuous evaluation (participation, individual and group work) of each part (athletics or swimming) will be able to make average with the examination of the respective part (athletics or swimming) only with a note equal or superior to 5 points.

The different evaluation activities (participation, individual and group work of a theoretical-practical nature, the theoretical exam and the practical exam) must be passed with a minimum grade of 5 points to be able to average between them.

The following table specifies the different competencies to be achieved, the assessment systems and their weight in the final grade.

Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Tindividual and group work of a theoretical-practical nature


G4, E1, E5, T4, T7, B4



G6, G10, E1, ES, E7

Each part of the subject (swimming and athletics) may have a different number of continuous assessment activities, while maintaining the proportion in the volume of dedication and the weights (percentages) contained in this Teaching Plan of the subject.


Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills



G6, G10, E1, ES, E7

Those who do not appear in the exam are not entitled to recovery.

If there is a suspended part (Swimming or Athletics), only the recovery exam of that part will be carried out, keeping the note of the other approved part. Notes will not be saved for the next year in case of repeating the subject. If any of the parts of the exam (theoretical or practical) is suspended, only the resit exam of that part will be performed, keeping the note of the other approved party.

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.



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