General information

Subject type: Basic

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Gerard Carmona Dalmases
Adrian García Fresneda 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

Complementary materials may also be in 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

  • B2. Apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ​​study.

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 training (II) addresses the methodological foundations for the programming of strength and speed training integrating the gender perspective. 

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



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.





  • Contextualization
    • Manifestations of strength
    • Load indicators
  • Fundamentals of strength training
    • Strength training process
      • Functional analysis of sports discipline
    • Exercises: selection criteria
    • Manifestations, objectives and mechanical and physiological bases
      • Interaction of variables
    • Training methods:
      • Repeated Effort Method
        • Velocity-based training 
      • Optimum Power Load Method
      • Eccentric Method
      • Plyometric Method
      • Coordinative Overload Method
      • Mixed Methods
  • Strength Training in Team Sports
    • Levels of Specificity and Approximation
  • Strength Training Assessment


  • Contextualization
  • Fundamentals of speed training
    • Speed ​​training process
      • Functional analysis of sports discipline
    • Manifestations of speed
    • Speed ​​Training Methods
    • FV sprint profile

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

Evaluation activity Weighting Assessed skills
Resolution of practical cases 15% G9, T7, E8, E11, G6, T2, E9
Individual and / or group work 35% G9, T7, E8, E11, B2, G6, B3, G1, T2, T4, E9, E7
Examen 50% G9, E8, B2, G6, B3, T4, E9


Criteria for averaging the grades of the evaluation activities:

Evaluation activity criteria

Resolution of practical cases

Individual and / or group work 5/10
Examen 5/10



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

In accordance with current regulations, in the evaluation activity of the exam, it will only be possible to opt for the recovery of the subject if it has been suspended. In case of Not Presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.

The assessment activity in the recovery period is a face-to-face exam (written test). This exam weighs 50% of the assessment and must be passed with a 5/10 to be able to assess the entire subject. The grade obtained during the continuous assessment will be maintained.

Evaluation activity in recovery period Weighting Assessed skills
Resolution of practical cases 15% (Not recoverable) G9, T7, E8, E11, G6, T2, E9
Individual and / or group work 35% (Not recoverable) G9, T7, E8, E11, B2, G6, B3, G1, T2, T4, E9, E7
Examen 50% G9, E8, B2, G6, B3, T4, E9


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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