General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

A hard tackle from Víctor Illera to Domínguez
Carla Pérez-chirinos Buxadé 

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • Catalan


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.

  • 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.

  • Apply the physiological, biomechanical, behavioral and social principles to the different fields of physical activity and sport

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

General competencies
  • Acquire basic scientific training applied to physical activity and sport in its different manifestations

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

  • Understand the basics of fitness for 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

  • 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


Kinesiology is the science that deals with the study of movement. Therefore, this subject will focus on the study and qualitative analysis of the movement of the human body, associated with the practice of physical exercise and sport. For this, it will be necessary to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

The aim of this subject is to introduce the CAFE student to the field of applied kinesiology, providing the knowledge required to understand the anatomy of joint structures and neuromuscular function, and their behavior and involvement during the movement of the human body. The learning and understanding of this knowledge will be obtained through a teaching process focused on the study of the basic foundations in kinesiology and joint physiology, as well as on the qualitative analysis of movement during the execution of analytical (simple) and global (complex) gestures.
For CAFE professionals, it is essential to know and describe in detail the analytical movements that occur at the joint level during the performance of exercises, both analytical and global, identifying and addressing those issues involved in the execution of the movement, and which are related to the different areas of application of the CAFE (education, research, health, leisure and sports performance).


Item 1. Structure and function of body systems 

Subject 2. Basic principles of the kinesiológico analysis

Item 3. Articular complex of the shoulder

Item 4. Elbow and wrist joint complex

Item 5. Joint complex of the spine

Item 6. Joint complex of the scapular girdle

Item 7. Joint complex of the pelvic girdle

Item 8. Hip joint complex

Item 9. Knee joint complex

Item 10. Ankle and foot joint complex

Item 11. Introduction of technology in kinesiological analysis

Item 12. Myofascial chains

Item 13. Analysis of global executions

Item 14. Analysis of gait

Item 15. Analysis of the race. Mechanics and assessment

NOTE: the contents corresponding to the study of the different joints or limbs, include arthrocinematic and osteocinematic analysis.

Evaluation system

The evaluation of the subject will consist of a period of continuous evaluation (attendance to the practices, realization of questionnaire and collective activities), a partial examination (optional) and a final examination.

Continuous evaluation: will contribute 60% of the final mark of the subject. This section consists of two parts:

  • Continuous individual: this evaluation will include the weekly questionnaires, which will account for 10% of the final grade of the subject.
  • Continuous collective: it will account for 50% of the final grade. This part of the evaluation will be subdivided into two parts:
    • Delivery of practices carried out in the classroom: 20% final qualification of the subject.
    • Submission of final collective work: 30% of the final grade of the subject.

The continuous evaluation must be passed with a grade equal to or higher than 5/10 points.

Final exam: will contribute 40% of the final grade of the subject. The exam will be face-to-face and will consist of two types of questions:

  • A test-type section.
  • A section of open-ended questions for solving problems and / or questions. These must include the contents corresponding to the theoretical classes in the classroom and the practices, as well as the content published in the virtual classroom throughout the term.

The final exam must be passed with a grade equal to or higher than 5/10 in order to pass the subject (a lower grade will be a final grade of the subject below 5/10, and therefore, it will consist as suspended).

Table 1. Summary of the evaluation, types of activities and criteria for passing each section

Evaluation Evaluation activity Criteria for overcoming Weighting Competencies

Continue individual

Weekly questionnaires



Equal to or greater than 5/10


B4, G6, G8, G9, T1, T6, E7

It continues to be collective



Collective work



Final exam

Equal to or greater than 5/10



Requirements to pass the continuous assessment:

To pass the continuous assessment, the following requirements must be met:

  • In relation to the continuous evaluation of individual character will have to realize at least 70% of the individual questionnaires of the asignatura.
  • In relation to the continuous assessment of a collective nature: at least 70% of the internships carried out throughout the course must be delivered.
  • Mandatory attendance and completion of 70% of the practices and seminars proposed in the subject. If a practice or seminar is missed, this must be justified by presenting the corresponding official document.


In accordance with current regulations, you can only take the exam in an extraordinary call if you have failed the "Final Exam" assessment activity. In the event that the student is qualified as Not Presented in the final exam, you will not be eligible for recovery.

Evaluation activity Criteria for overcoming skills Weighting  Assessed competencies 
Exam in 2ª call Equal to or greater than 5/10 40% B4, G6, G8, G9, T1, E7


The exam in extraordinary call includes all the contents taught (theory in the classroom, practices and seminars) and will be carried out during the recovery period.

The grading system used will be that set out in Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, which establishes the European credit system and the grading system for university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the state, with the following scoring scale:

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)
5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)
7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)
9,0 - 10,0: Excellent (SB)

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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