General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Anna Castells Molina
Jordi Sanchez Degree 
Jorge De L'hotellerie-fallois Vigiola 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

Some materials and / or books will be provided in their original language. In this case French is included.


Basic skills
  • B4 That students can 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

  • E4 Apply the aesthetic and expressive foundations to human movement

  • 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

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


Human motor skills are characterized by the ability to maintain balance while performing various tasks. These tasks can be very diverse. In the subject "Gymnastic, acrobatic and castle activities" we will focus on those that involve coordination and balance to orient the body correctly in space, such as turning on oneself, turning on the point of support or suspension. , supporting other objects or companions on the shoulders, etc. Gymnastic and acrobatic activities are characterized by the fact that their teaching focus is turns and balances in many situations, which makes them essential for proper motor development. of children and adolescents.

The subject presents the bases for a technical analysis of acrobatic and gymnastic activities in general that will help the student to identify and understand the different basic motor actions that make up a gymnastic element or an acrobatics. At the same time, the knowledge of the basic motor actions makes possible the construction of a didactic plan for the teaching of the gymnastic elements and the acrobatics. Gymnastic and acrobatic activities that require the interaction of one or more classmates to perform the element are included in this subject within acrosport. A traditional application of "acrosport" in Catalonia are the castellers. This traditional perspective has also been incorporated into the subject in order to integrate their own culture and traditions into the knowledge of students.

Many of these gymnastic, acrobatic and casteller activities are performed to a rhythm. The basic analysis of music to find out its beats and rhythms is essential for the final execution of the movements of these activities. In addition, the transversality of this knowledge makes it an important and useful knowledge for other activities. It is also important to emphasize the importance of the main physical abilities that support these activities: strength and flexibility. Exercises and methods to improve both abilities specifically in gymnastic, acrobatic and casteller activities will be treated so that they are part of the teaching. of such activities.

Regarding the gender perspective from the subject, care will be taken to use a non-sexist and inclusive language at all times. On the other hand, we consider it very important to exemplify with male and female references fighting against any stereotype in reference to gender and we will encourage work with mixed and heterogeneous groups during the development of the subject.

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.
  • 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 subject's methodology will be carried out by combining face-to-face classroom time with independent work time, supported by the virtual learning environment. The percentage of time spent by students 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.


1. Acrobatic, gymnastic and castle activities

  • 1.1. Definitions
  • 1.2. Social uses and transfers
  • 1.3. Generalities of the different disciplines (code and regulation)

2. Technical analysis

  • 2.1. Practice technical elements. execution
  • 2.2. Analysis of the technique

3. Pedagogical framework.

  • 3.1. Learning stages
  • 3.2 Starting level and progression towards gymnastic and/or acrobatic elements and exercises
  • 3.3. Development and structure of the session.
  • 3.4. Help and corrections

4. The motor content of "acrobatic sports".

  • 4.1. Motor actions
  • 4.2. Partial movements

5. Physical preparation.

  • 5.1. Specificity through partial movements.
  • 5.2. Introduction to the sessions

6. The rhythm.

  • 6.1. Learn to follow a sound beat.
  • 6.2. Completion of gymnastic skills in sync with music and classmates

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

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.


Continuous evaluation:

Continuous assessment consists of two main blocks: (1) exams (group and individual) and (2) individual activities. The subject will be considered approved when the grade is equal to or higher than 5/10 points and all its parts that are indicated as mandatory to pass have been approved.

(1) The exam has a total weighting of 90%. The exams that will be carried out in the subject are:

a) Individual theoretical exam (40%). This will evaluate concepts and knowledge developed in the classes or in the activities of extension of knowledge proposed. The methods used to evaluate will be: questions with multiple answers, short questions, open-ended questions and / or relationship questions. It is mandatory. It is necessary to pass it with a minimum of 5/10 to pass the subject. In case of suspension, it is recoverable during the re-evaluation period 

b) Individual - practical technical examination (10%). This will assess the knowledge and procedures developed in the classes. In this evaluation the examiners will take into account the execution and demonstration of different tasks by the student, the student's ability to perform the aids correctly, and the suitability of the corrections that the student proposes in a practical case. . It is not compulsory to pass the subject. In case of suspension it is not recoverable during the reassessment period.

c) Group choreographic exam - practical (40%). This will assess the ability to create a choreography with the incorporation of acrobatic, artistic elements and formations with musical support. It will also evaluate the ability to make a methodological proposal for learning some of the incorporated elements. It is mandatory. In case of suspension it is not recoverable during the reassessment period.

(2) Individual activities they have a total weighting of 10%. They are not recoverable during the reassessment period.

The seminars they have no weighting. Attendance is mandatory. The student has the duty to attend 80% of the sessions to be able to average all the parts. An attendance of less than 80% will mean the suspension of the subject. 

Failure to appear in any part of the continuous assessment implies a 0 in that part, with the exception of the theoretical examination. Failure to take the theoretical exam does not allow you to take the retake and therefore the subject is suspended.

Students who do not pass the theory exam with a grade equal to or higher than 5 can take the recovery assessment. The remaining grades are maintained by the calculation of the final grade. The student will only be able to take the assessment assessment of the theoretical exam.

Recovery assessment

It consists of a theoretical exam. The exam will evaluate the concepts, knowledge, theoretical and practical procedures developed in class and in the extension tasks. The evaluation method will be short questions, and / or writing and description questions, and resolution of cases and / or problems. The exam grade is equivalent to 40% of the final grade. The remaining 60% will be retained from the marks obtained in the continuous assessment. The recovery assessment is only applicable to the theoretical examination of the subject.


Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Individual theoretical and practical exams



Practical group exam




80% mandatory


Actovotats and Individual Works




Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills






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