General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Bruno Fernandez-valdes Villa

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

The classes will be taught basically in Spanish and with English terminology. The teacher knows the 3 languages ​​and the students can address them in any of them.

Assignments, practicals and exams can be answered in Catalan or Spanish.


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

  • Perform physical activity and sports programs

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

  • Develop cognitive and technical resources for entrepreneurship in maritime activities, wellness and health


General competencies
  • Describe the physiological and biomechanical factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

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

  • Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

Transversal competences
  • Use the sources of certified scientific knowledge in the field of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

  • Generate resources for adapting to new situations and solving problems, and for autonomous learning and creativity

  • Incorporate habits of excellence and quality for professional practice


Physical activity and current sport have two main clear objectives: to obtain the maximum possible performance and to safeguard the health of those who practice it. To achieve this, we must be able to design and apply different exercises that meet these two maxims.

Knowing what to do, why to do it and how to do it, is crucial to the good outcome of the process.

Functional means that it has a purpose and that it is in relation to the goal we have set ourselves. Functional is what really prepares the person or athlete for the sport or activity for which he trains.

Data and variables that may be related to their performance and health will be managed, and the training process will be seen as an integrated set of decisions and actions. The integration of conditional variables and their functional assessment offers a careful, demanding and confident knowledge of what each sport is like, how it is played, how it is trained and how it should be trained, redefining training under functionality.



Topic 1. Functional Training

1.1 Contextualization of Functional Training

Topic 2. Understanding Force Based on Movement

2.1 Everything is Strength: Strength, speed, resistance, ADM (Range of Movement), coordination... based on human movement as the backbone of the exercise proposals

2.2 Type of work according to the type of muscle contraction: Muscle and movement

2.3 Dynamic correspondence

2.4 Levels of approach to movement functionality

2.5 Analysis and application of various materials for functional strength training

Topic 3. Functional Evaluation

3.1 Evaluation of dynamic stability. Tests, measuring instruments, analysis techniques and interpretation of results

3.2 Evaluation of the Force: Activation, quantity, quality and speed in the generation of force. Tests, measuring instruments, analysis techniques and interpretation of results

3.3 Functional evaluation of the ADM: Elongation capacity and contractile capacity of the muscle. Tests, measuring instruments, analysis techniques and interpretation of results

3.4 Functional evaluation of speed. Tests, measuring instruments, analysis techniques and interpretation of results

3.5 Functional evaluation of resistance. Tests, measuring instruments, analysis techniques and interpretation of results

Topic 4. Adaptation of Functional Training to the Context

4.1 High Performance

4.2 Health

4.3 Education

Evaluation system

Qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, which establishes the European credit system and the system of qualifications for university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the state):

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)

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

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

9,0 - 10: Outstanding (SB)

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 points) according to the following weighting table:

Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Small group practices


CB3, G4, G8, G9, T3, T6, T7, E7, E9, E11, E13

Final subject work (Individual, pairs or small groups)


CB3, G4, G8, G9, T3, T6, T7, E7, E9, E11, E13

Theoretical-practical exam


CB3, G4, G8, G9, T3, T6, T7, E7, E9, E11, E13


NECESSARY criteria for averaging between the evaluation activities:


Evaluation activity


Practices or individual work

30% and any grade between 3,5 and 10

Internships or group work

30% and any grade between 3,5 and 10

Theoretical-practical exam

40% and above 5/10


The exam cannot be suspended, a grade above 5/10 must be obtained.

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


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

If the final average of the subject is lower than 5 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 grade suspended due to continuous assessment: Continuous assessment must be approved.

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.




Boyle, M. (2017): Functional training applied to sports. Editions Tutor.


Verstegen, M., Williams, P. (2014). Every day is game day. USA: Avery.

Cook, G. (2012). Movement. USA: On Target Publications.

Horschig, A and Sonthana, K., (2022). Rebuilding in Milan. Editions Tutor

Carr, K and Feit, MK (2022); Functional Training Anatomy. Human Kinetics Publishing