General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Alberto Ortegón Piñero
Teresa Sentinella Amengual 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


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
  • E2 Promote the formation of lasting and autonomous habits of physical activity and sport

  • E3 Implement physical activity and sports programs aimed at special populations

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

General competencies
  • G5 Describe the behavioral and social 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

Transversal competences
  • T2 Apply information and communication technologies (ICT) to the field of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

  • 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

  • T5 Develop leadership skills, interpersonal relationships and teamwork


Health education should be understood as a process aimed at using effective strategies to help individuals adopt or modify behaviors that improve their health or prevent them from health problems. In this sense, although health education must necessarily be approached from a complex multidimensional perspective, society currently recognizes in the practice of physical activity and sport a means to promote health, both from 'a physical as well as a psychological aspect. There are many institutions involved in the task of planning and managing actions in health education. Examples are the global programs run by the WHO, those developed by the European Union or those at the national or state level.

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

  • Recognize the basics of healthy physical activity and its relationship with sedentary lifestyle throughout the life cycle: childhood and youth, adulthood and aging, emphasizing active and healthy aging as an improvement in quality of life .


  • Be able as a professional to promote healthy behaviors and educate on the importance of acquiring healthy habits


  • Acquire life skills that will help improve health from physical, emotional and mental well-being

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 (ABP), presentations by students




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



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.



Subject 1. Theoretical frame of the EpS. Determined health. Political bases.

Topic 2. Educable health. Healthy lifestyles.

Item 3. Theories of Behavior (TC) and theories of change.  

Item 4. Setting goals. Adherence and Motivational Interview.

Topic 5: Competences of the physical activity and health professional. Personal (life skills) and professional.

Item 6: Design and planning of actions in different areas (health, education, employment and community).

Item 7: Model of intervention of the Health Agent., "Peer to Peer". Toxic habits and associated risks.

Item 8. Risk behaviors. Evaluation of an intervention in Health Education.

Topic 9: Communication in EpS. (Design of campaigns, teaching resources, etc.).                                     

Topic 10: EpS in the planning and design of physical exercise sessions.

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

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

The final grade of the student is the result of a continuous assessment through various assessment activities. The approved of the subject it is obtained with a qualification equal or superior to 5 points (on 10 points) according to the following weighting table:


Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Group work



Individual work



Continuous assessment tasks

30% G7,G6,B3,G5,T2,T4,T5,E2,E3,E7


The final grade will be obtained through a continuous assessment valued at 100% of the grade of the subject (individual work and group work). In order to be eligible for the continuous assessment, taking an average and being able to pass the subject requires:

  • Obtain a grade equal to or higher than 5/10 in the sum of group work and individual work in order to be able to average with the other grades     
  • To be presented all the activities and works within the established term
  • Delivered and / or made through the virtual classroom


In recovery period:

  • You can recover the individual work (30%) with a grade equal to or higher than 5/10 to be able to average with the other grades
  • Under no circumstances may group work or continuous assessment tasks be recovered.


Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills

Individual work



  In accordance with current regulations, you can only opt for recovery, if it has been suspended the subject. If the rating is Not presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.

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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WHO. (2010). Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

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WHO. (2008). Increased Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Government of Catalonia. (2007). Exercise Prescription Guide for Health (PEFS)

Government of Catalonia. (2014). Sport and Health Physical Activity Plan (PAFES)

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