General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Jordi Sarola Gassiot

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

The oral presentations will be in Catalan.


Basic skills
  • Develop those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy 

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

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


General competencies
  • Identify the object of study of the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

  • Produce written and audiovisual texts related to the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

Transversal competences
  • Understand the scientific literature in the field of physical activity and sport in English and other languages ​​with a significant presence in the scientific field

  • Apply information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

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


Physical performance depends on the interaction of multiple factors that culminate in the individual’s adaptation through specific technical skills and abilities. Food, nutrition and ergonutrition are of paramount importance in athletic performance. In this subject we will see the food process from the first pre-hominids to modern man, interpreting the anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes of evolution from theArdipitecus ramidus to the'Homo sapiens sapiens

The basis of the course will be the study of energy, macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements), fiber, water, food groups, cineanthropometry and sports nutrition. In this subject much importance is given to ergonutrition, supplements and what we call sports foods. If we do not know the fundamental principles we will not know how to use or be able to advise everything regarding ergonutritional aids.

A theoretical basis is also given in kineanthropometry and body composition through the study of human morphology. Formulas and programs are worked on in order to be able to evaluate this morphology and make decisions.

The gender perspective will be an aspect that the teaching staff will take into account by making an inclusive and non-sexist use of language and promoting the equal participation of everyone in a respectful and inclusive environment both in lectures and in seminar sessions. The different nutritional and dietary responses in both women and men will become visible. Female bibliographic references will be provided in the classroom to the extent that the subject allows it and the full first name of the authors will be used. Regarding the images of the content in the teaching material, the non-perpetuation of stereotypes will be encouraged.


The program will be presented on the first day and the operation of the individual activities and seminars will be explained.


1. Introduction.

2. Energy and nutrients.

3. Food groups.

4. Balanced diet.

5. Anthropometry and assessment of body composition.

6. Nutrition in sport and physical activity.

7. Supplementation and ergogenic aids.

Seminars 1, 2 and 3. Resolution of clinical cases or problems.

Evaluation system

The evaluation of the subject is continuous, through different tools to assess the different skills needed to pass the subject.

The assessment of competencies will be done through the following activities:

- A final exam, which will consist of a multiple choice test and a written test with short questions.

- Delivery of the problems posed in the seminars.

- Self evaluation.

In the evaluation of the competences will take into account the presence of the student in class and his implication during the seminars, as well as the individual interventions in the different exercises in the Virtual Classroom.


Evaluation activity


Competentevaluated essences



G11, G1, T1, T2, T3, E13, E7, B5

Individual projects


G11, G1, T1, T2, T3, E, 13, E7, B5

Final and individual exam


G11, G1, 

In order for the exam grade to be averaged with the rest of the grades obtained during the course of the subject, it will be necessary to obtain a grade equal to or higher than 5 points out of a total of 10 points.

As established in article 5 of Royal Decree 1125/2003, the results obtained for the student will be graded according to the numerical scale from 0 to 10, with the corresponding qualitative grade: failed, passed, remarkable, excellent , matriculation the honor.

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

When the subject's grade is Excellent (grade greater than 9 points), the subject's teachers may consider whether the student chooses to have the honors matriculation (MH) grade.

Criteria needed to average between the evaluation activities:

Evaluation activity

Criteria for doing Average

Individual work

equal to or greater than 5/10

Group or individual practices

equal to or greater than 5/10


equal to or greater than 5/10

Requirements to pass the continuous assessment:

- Compulsory minimum completion of the subject and seminars of 80%, including absences due to illness or injury.

- If the continuous assessment is not passed due to non-compliance with any of the necessary requirements described above, the student will fail the subject.


Within 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 the case of those not presented, it will not be possible to opt for recovery.

Evaluation activity in recovery period


Skills assessed

Individual projects


G11, G1, T1, T2, T3, E13, E7, B5



G11, G1


All works must be submitted through the Virtual Classroom on the date indicated. No late work will be accepted. Seminars will be mandatory.

The average mark obtained in the continuous assessment will average the mark of the final exam. To pass the exam you will need to have passed the final exam.

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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