General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Alba Pardo Fernandez
Teresa Sentinella Amengual 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

There may be materials in English.


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
  • Promote the formation of lasting and independent habits of physical activity and sport

  • 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 

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

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


  • Develop leadership skills, interpersonal relationships and teamwork



Health education should be understood as a process aimed at using effective strategies to help individuals adopt or modify behaviors that improve their health or prevent them from health problems. In this sense, although health education must necessarily be approached from a complex multidimensional perspective, society currently recognizes in the practice of physical activity and sport a means to promote health, both from 'a physical as well as a psychological aspect. There are many institutions involved in the task of planning and managing actions in health education. Examples are the global programs run by the WHO, those developed by the European Union or those at the national or state level.

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.


  1. Education for health.
    1. Basics
    2. The determinants of health
    3. The promotion of health and physical activity
  2. Epidemiology of Sedentarism
    1. Risks of sedentary lifestyle
    2. Sedentary behavior assessment tools
    3. Strategies to reduce sedentary lifestyle
  3. Psychological theories for changing habits
    1.  Adherence strategies to physical activity
    2.  Motivational Interview
  4. The prevention of risky behaviors
    1. The prevention of risky consumption: tobacco, alcohol, drugs
    2. Health and sexuality. The prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Socio-affective relationships and health
    3. New behavioral addictions
     Design Health Education campaigns
    1. Methodology peer-to-peer
    2. school environment
    3. community area
    4. Work area Healthy company
  5. Design, implementation and evaluation of a health education campaign
  6. Application of an individual program based on health promotion

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 various assessment activities. The approved of the subject it is obtained with a qualification equal or superior to 5 points (on 10 points) according to the following weighting table:


Evaluation activity


Assessed skills

Group work



Individual work



Continuous assessment tasks

30% G7,G6,B3,G5,T2,T4,T5,E2,E3,E7


The final grade will be obtained through a continuous assessment valued at 100% of the subject grade. In order to be able to opt for the continuous assessment, make an average and be able to pass the subject you must:

  • Pass each individual, group or continuous assessment task with a grade equal to or higher than 4/10 to be able to average with the rest of the grades     
  • To be presented all the activities and works within the established term
  • Deliver the activities and assignments through the virtual classroom


In recovery period:

  • In the event that individual or group work is suspended, a make-up theoretical exam must be taken. 
  • Under no circumstances can continuous assessment tasks be recovered.


Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills

Theoretical exam



  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.

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.



NAOS Strategy (Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prevention of Obesity). Government of Spain

WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior. (2020)

Serrano M. (2002). XNUMXst century health education. Madrid, Spain: Díaz de Santos.

National Physical Activity Promotion Plan (PNPAF). Government of Catalonia.


Salleras L. (1985). Health education: principles, methods and applications. Madrid, Spain: Díaz de Santos.

Costa M, López E. (1998). Health education. A strategy to change lifestyles. Madrid, Spain: Pyramid.

Delgado M, Tercedor P. (2002). Intervention strategies in health education from physical education. Barcelona, ​​Spain: Inde publications.

Frías A. (2000). Public health and health education. Barcelona, ​​Spain: Ed. Masson.

PEFS Guide Prescription guide for physical exercise health Generalitat de Catalunya. (2022).

Rochon A. (1996). Health education. Practical guide to carry out a project ,. Barcelona, ​​Spain: Ed. Masson.

UN. (2014). United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace.