General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Sergi García Balastegui
Xavier Carrión Pla 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

The language to be used during the course will be Catalan. In addition, we will work with documents in Spanish and English.


Basic skills
  • To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

Specific skills
  • Carry out the teaching-learning processes related to physical activity and sport, paying attention to the individual, collective and contextual characteristics of people.

  • Schedule the process of training motor skills in their different levels and practice environments

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

General competencies
  • Describe the physiological and biomechanical 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 of play and sport

Transversal competences
  • Apply knowledge to their work, in a professional way, with the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving in the area of ​​Physical Activity and Sport


  • Incorporate habits of excellence and quality for professional practice


The individual sports subject includes athletics and swimming. It is presented as a tool for the acquisition of basic knowledge for the analysis of the determinants of performance in actions of different athletic disciplines and, from there, a didactic proposal of learning will be established and correction of the technical execution of the same. In the same way, they will know the basic elements of competitive swimming (history, regulations, test program, ...), as well as the techniques of this sport (technique of styles, outings and turns), and learn the methodology of initiation into basic swimming training. It is intended that the student be able to transfer the methodology of analysis and establishment of a didactic proposal to any sport and / or physical activity.    

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.


First part: Athletics

1. Introduction to modern competitive Athletics.

1.1. Origins of modern athletics. 

1.2. Athletics at the Olympics.

1.3. Athletics in our state.

1.4. Evolution of women in athletics.

2. Regulation of competitive athletics.

            2.1. Athletic calendar Open air and indoor track.

            2.2. IAAF Regulations.

            2.3. Generalities of the regulation.

3. Speed ​​and fences

3.1. Biomechanical principles.

3.2. Phases of the race.

3.3. Step parameters: amplitude and frequency.

3.4. Phases of the speed race.

- Simple Reaction Time (TRS).


-Maximum speed.

-Resistance to speed.

                        - Speed-time curve.

3.5. Didactic proposal teaching speed.

  4. jumps 

4.1. Basic learning of vertical and horizontal jumps

4.2. Biomechanical principles 

4.3. Phases of the jumps 

4.4. Didactic proposal for jumps

5. Releases

            5.1. Basic learning of throws

            5.2. Biomechanical principles

            5.3. Phases of the launches

            5.4. Didactic proposal

6. Learning athletics in lower categories.

7. Trail running


Second part: Swimming

1. Brief introduction to the history of competitive swimming.

            1.1. Origins of Swimming.

            1.2. Swimming at the Olympics

            1.3. Swimming in Spain

            1.4. Open water: competitive and recreational.

2. Basic rules of competitive swimming.

            2.1. Competitive testing program.

            2.2. FINA Regulation.

3. Technique of styles, exits and turns.

            3.1. General aspects of the 4 styles of Swimming.

            3.2. crawl

            3.3. Back

            3.4. Breaststroke.

            3.5. Butterfly.

            3.6. Styles and relay tests.

            3.7. Outings, turns and underwater swimming.

4. Basic swimming training methodology.

            4.1. Basic fundamentals of training planning.

            4.2. Technical learning methodology.

            4.3. Conditional training methodology.


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


  • Subject evaluation system (athletics and swimming):

The subject consists of two different parts: athletics and swimming. The final grade is obtained by performing the arithmetic mean of the final grade of each part. In order to average, each of the parts must be approved separately. Each part is approved with a 5 out of 10. It is mandatory to submit all assessment activities in order to pass the continuous assessment.

To pass the course it will be mandatory that the student has attended a minimum of 80% of the sessions of each of the parts (athletics and swimming).

  • Assessment system for each part of the subject:

The continuous evaluation (participation, individual and group work) of each part (athletics or swimming) will be able to make average with the examination of the respective part (athletics or swimming) only with a note equal or superior to 5 points.

The different evaluation activities (participation, individual and group work of a theoretical-practical nature, the theoretical exam and the practical exam) must be passed with a minimum grade of 5 points to be able to average between them.

The following table specifies the different competencies to be achieved, the assessment systems and their weight in the final grade.

Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Tindividual and group work of a theoretical-practical nature


G4, E1, E5, T4, T7, B4



G6, G10, E1, ES, E7

Each part of the subject (swimming and athletics) may have a different number of continuous assessment activities, while maintaining the proportion in the volume of dedication and the weights (percentages) contained in this Teaching Plan of the subject.


Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills



G6, G10, E1, ES, E7

Those who do not appear in the exam are not entitled to recovery.

If there is a suspended part (Swimming or Athletics), only the recovery exam of that part will be carried out, keeping the note of the other approved part. Notes will not be saved for the next year in case of repeating the subject. If any of the parts of the exam (theoretical or practical) is suspended, only the resit exam of that part will be performed, keeping the note of the other approved party.

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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