General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Jordi Sanchez Degree
Adrian García Fresneda 
Gerard Carmona Dalmases 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

The subject is not taught in English, only specific moments in readings (slides, articles, newspapers, etc.).


Basic skills
  • Have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually in their area of ​​study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues.

Specific skills
  • Implement physical activity and sports programs aimed at special populations

  • Identify the risks that arise for health, from the practice of inappropriate physical activities and sports and propose alternatives 

  • Select the appropriate sports material and equipment for each type of activity and population and in safe conditions

General competencies
  • Describe the behavioral and social factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

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

  • Understand the basics, structures and functions of the skills and patterns of human motor skills

Transversal competences
  • Develop leadership skills, interpersonal relationships and teamwork



Adapted physical activity is a subject that deals with human movement, physical activity and sport with an emphasis on the interests and abilities of individuals with limited health conditions, disabilities or chronic disorders.

It aims to contribute to the fundamental communication and knowledge skills that every graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences should possess and know, with solvency to grant a quality service for people with disabilities with inclusive or specific environments of the practice, whether recreational, educational, clinical, or sports from a healthy 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.

In addition, the social and environmental relevance of the gender perspective will be emphasized, through the topic of "Sex, gender and physical exercise", as well as through information-seeking activities and critical debates.


Subject 1. Introduction to the Adapted Physical Activity and the Adapted Sport.

1.1.- Concepts and areas of application of adapted physical activities.

1.2.- The game as a means of attention to diversity.

1.3.- Universal accessibility, material resources and removal of barriers.


Item 2. Adapted sport

            2.1.- Regulation, national and international institutions.

            2.2.- Medical and functional classification of the athlete.

            2.3.- Paralympic sport, recreation and leisure.


Topic 3. Inclusion. Physical education and sports physical activity.

3.1.- The curricular perspective.

3.2.- Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Curricular Adaptations (ACI) in physical education.

3.3.- Inclusive physical activities.


Item 4. Physical and functional disability.

4.1.- Definition, classification, causes and consequences in the motor perceptual field of physical and functional disability.

            4.1.1.- The spinal cord injury.

            4.1.2.- Spina bifida.

            4.1.3.- Cerebral palsy.

            4.1.4.- Cranioencephalic trauma.

            4.1.5.- Stroke.

            4.1.6.- Amputations.

            4.1.7.- Others.

3.2.- Sports and recreational modalities for the physical and functional disability.


Item 5. Intellectual disability and other behavioral disorders.

5.1.- Definition, classification, causes and consequences in the motor perceptual field of intellectual disability and other alterations of behavior.

            5.1.1.- Down Syndrome.

            5.1.2.- Autism.

            5.1.3.- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

5.2.- Sports and recreational modalities for intellectual disability and other behavioral disorders.


Item 6. Sensory disability.

6.1.- Definition, classification, causes and consequences in the motor perceptual field of sensory disability.

            6.1.1.- Visual sensory disability.

            6.1.2.- Auditory sensory disability.

6.2.- Sports and recreational modalities for sensory disability.


Topic 7. Research and research in Adapted Physical Activity and Adapted Sport.

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 valuation at the end of the subject will be obtained through a continuous evaluation throughout the quarter valued at 100% and will consist of:

- Attendance and participation in the practical classes (10% of the mark, and it is distributed in 50% attendance + 50% participation).

- The Final Assignments (TFA) it is based on activities developed in groups of a maximum of four or five components (depending on the class group). The TFA (40%) of the grade will correspond to the sum of three deliveries (presentation and delivery of a project of Adapted Physical Activity and Adapted Sport / Directing practical sessions / and Delivery of a work to give an answer to the topic of the subject).

- Thecontinuous evaluation will be individual and group works of a compulsory nature (50%) will correspond to a whole series of activities (questionnaires of each subject, discussion of related bibliographic sources, tasks of the practices, etc ...) to deliver through the platform Moodle

To pass the subject, the average of both parts (TFA and continuous assessment) will be obtained, this must be passed with a minimum of 5 points (out of 10 points). In addition to the minimum attendance and/or participation in practices of 75%.

Assessment Evaluation activity Weighting Assessed skills
Final Final subject work  40% B3, E3, E11, T5
To be continued Individual / group work 50% G5, G6, G8, E7
To be continued Health 10% B3, G5, G6, G8, E3, E7, E11, T5

In the case of not reaching the minimum of 5 points to be able to average in thecontinuous evaluation, or at least 75% of compulsory attendance must go to the resit exam. The theoretical-practical exam of the recovery assessment activity will be face-to-face and will consist of a series of test-type questions (multiple answers) and other developmental questions. This exam must be passed with a minimum of 5 points (out of 10 points), to be able to evaluate the whole subject.

In the case of not reaching the minimum of 5 points in the TF extension, there will be a recovery through one or two final assignments of the subject in which it will contemplate the totality of the tasks realized in the subject. 

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.

Evaluation activity during the recovery period Weighting Assessed skills
Examination and attendance 60% B3, G5, G6, G8, E3, E7, E11, T5
Final subject work 40% G5, G6, G8, E7

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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