General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Jorge García Bastida
Javier Haro Rubio 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

The subject will be taught in Spanish and English terminology will be used. The teachers are familiar with the three leagues and both assignments/exams and questions in class can be asked/answered in any of them.


Basic skills
  • B7 Apply knowledge to their work or vocation professionally and have demonstrable skills through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ​​study

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

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

  • E8 Assess the fitness, prescribe and develop health-oriented and safe physical exercises for these practitioners

  • E9 Do physical activity and sports programs

  • 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

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

  • G9 Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

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

  • T7 Incorporate habits of excellence and quality for professional practice


As a physical exercise professional, the student of the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is responsible for the prescription, assessment, programming and quantification of the loads of a training process.

The subject of "Theory and practice of sports training (I)" provides the basis for learning the principles of adaptation, load, endurance training, range of motion training and warming up the different types 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.


Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate the bases and foundations of sports training, the response and biological adaptation to the load, to know, classify, design and execute efficiently and safely methods of strength and endurance training, range of motion and speed, with the particular study of the most suitable for children and young people, for their improvement and that they favor their maximum performance in adulthood.

2. Carry out the correct administration of field protocols, suitable for the evaluation of the manifestations of strength and endurance in children and young people to efficiently determine the personalized administration of the methods and the various components of the load that characterize them, for the improvement of the intended structural and formal aspects.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific and technological advances in strength and endurance training for sports performance in young men and women and adults. Identify and perform the correct administration of training methods for the development of excellence in these qualities applied to sports performance, as well as control and evaluation procedures to prescribe the ideal loads to ensure the intended improvements, according to the different sports specialties.

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, class presentations



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.






Topic 1. Introduction to Sports Training.

Topic 2. Adaptation: types, theories and principles.

Topic 3. Heating: structure, type and design.

Topic 4. The Amplitude of Movement: assessment and training.

Topic 5. The Load: classification and determination 

Topic 6. Endurance in performance sports: assessment and training.

Topic 7. Endurance in situational sports: assessment and training.


modifiable order depending on the progress of the subject


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 prepare and deliver them. All the activities that are proposed are designed so that students have a practical perspective on the topics that develop throughout the ten weeks of the term.

  1. Final theoretical exam: it will consist of open-ended, quiz-type, short-answer questions and training task design (among others)
  2. Individual work: it will consist of answering quizzes (on videos, articles, theory given in class, practical situations, etc.) directly in the virtual classroom both in the classroom and at home.
  3. Group work: will consist of solving reports on practical classes.
  4. Attendance and participation in practical classes.

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 (SS)

5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)

7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)

9,0 - 10: Excellent (SB)


The student's final grade is the result of a continuous assessment through different assessment activities. The subject is passed with a grade equal to or greater than 5 points (out of 10 points) according to the following weighting table:


The evaluation of the subject will consist of:

  • Final exam (final assessment)
  • Practice reports by groups (continuous assessment)
  • Individual questionnaires (continuous assessment)
  • Attendance and participation in practical classes (continuous assessment)


Evaluation activity


Assessed skills


Theoretical final exam



CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, G1, G2, G6, G8, G9, G10, T1, T3, T4, T6, T7, T8, E5, E6, E8, E9 and E11.

Internship report by groups


CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, G1, G2, G6, G8, G9, G10, T1, T3, T4, T6, T7, T8, E5, E6, E8, E9 and E11.

Individual questionnaires


CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, G1, G2, G6, G8, G9, G10, T1, T3, T4, T6, T7, T8, E5, E6, E8, E9 and E11.

Attendance and participation in practices                         10% CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, G1, G2, G6, G8, G9, G10, T1, T3, T4, T6, T7, T8, E5, E6, E8, E9 and E11.


Criteria for averaging between the different qualifications of the evaluation activities:



Evaluation Activity



Theoretical final exam

Equal to or greater than 5/10


To be continued

Individual questionnaires

Group practice reports

Any grade between 0 and 10

Practical assistance and participation

Any grade between 0 and 10



- Attendance at practical classes is not mandatory, but must be higher than 75% to add to the final grade.

- Attendance at practical classes is only valid for improving grades, not for passing the subject.

- Any grade between 0 and 10 can be obtained in the continuous assessment (group practice reports and individual questionnaires).

- The exam cannot be suspended, a grade higher than 5/10 must be obtained.

- The final average of the subject must be higher than 5/10.

- If the final average is not higher than or equal to 5/10, the subject will be suspended.



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

- If the final average of the subject is lower than 5/10 and therefore it is suspended, it will have to be recovered.

- The following scenarios can occur:

       - Final exam suspended: subject suspended regardless of average. The exam must be retaken with a grade higher than 5.

       - Final exam passed and average suspended due to continuous assessment: The continuous assessment must be approved with the completion of an assignment. Extension, index, contents, etc. will be informed in due course.

       - Suspended final average due to continuous assessment and suspended final exam: The continuous assessment must be approved with the completion of an assignment. Extension, index, contents, etc. will be informed in due course and the exam must be retaken with a grade greater than 5/10.


Evaluation activity in recovery period




Final work continuous assessment

40% and above 5/10

Attendance and participation in practices and classes

10% and any grade between 0 and 10

Theoretical recovery exam

50% and more than 5/10


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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Solé, J. (2006). Sports training planning. Barcelona: Sicropat Sport.