General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

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
  • Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation, in a professional way to obtain skills that are demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ​​study


  • 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 

  • Assess the fitness, prescribe and develop health-oriented and safe physical exercises for these practitioners 

  • Perform physical activity and sports programs

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

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

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

  • Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

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

  • 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


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.





  • 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

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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González Badillo, J. and Gorostiaga, E. (1997). Fundamentals of strength training. Barcelona: India. 

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González Badillo, J. and Ribas, J. (2002). Strength training schedule. Barcelona: India.

Boyle, M. (2016). New Functional Training for Sports. Champaign: Human Kinetics. 

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NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association. Jeffreys, I. (2013). Developing Speed. Champaign: Human Kinetics.