General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Roger Font Ribas
Sara González Millán 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

Complementary materials may also be 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
  • 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 

  • Perform physical activity and sports programs

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

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


General competencies
  • Describe the physiological and biomechanical factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

  • Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

Transversal competences
  • Use the sources of certified scientific knowledge 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

  • Act within the ethical principles necessary for the correct professional exercise, according to the regulatory framework


Decompensations produced due to day-to-day routines, poor sports practice among many other factors can favor the onset of injuries. For this reason, the present subject aims to prevent injuries and, in the event of their occurrence, how to work for their effective and rapid recovery, to prevent relapse or a new injury.

Establish what are the steps to follow in any sports rehabilitation and how to put it into practice by combining current theory and publications with the day-to-day reality of elite teams and rehabilitation centers.



Topic: Introduction to effort readjustment. Concept, phases and risk factors. Prevention work

Topic: Functional assessment of the lesion.

Topic: Muscle injuries. Case of hamstrings

Topic: Tendon injuries and rehabilitation.

Topic: Neuromuscular Control

Topic: Upper limb and rehabilitation. Case Studies

Topic: Injuries to the pelvic area. Case Studies

Topic: Spinal injuries and rehabilitation. Case Studies

Topic: Bone injuries and rehabilitation

Topic: Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Rehabilitation. Case Studies.

Topic: Ankle injuries and rehabilitation. Case Studies.

Topic: Technology applied to rehabilitation.

Topic: Readaptation in the aquatic environment. Options it gives us in a process of readjustment.


Evaluation system

Qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, which establishes the European credit system and the qualification system for university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the state):

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)

5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)

7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)

9,0 - 10: Excellent (E)

The final grade of the student is the result of a continuous assessment and a final assessment. The pass of the subject is obtained with a grade equal to or higher than 5 points (out of 10 points) according to the following weighting:


Evaluation activity


To be continued

Individual projects 


To be continued Group projects 30%
Final TF extension 30%
Final Practical Exam 30%


Continuous assessment consists of individual and/or pair work and collective work done in class during practical sessions and/or in the module. This continuous assessment will consist of carrying out the activities corresponding to the face-to-face and non-face-to-face part of the subject, which will take place in the classroom and the virtual classroom of the subject.

For the final assessment, it will be necessary to present a final project of the subject (TFA) where the students will have to defend a practical case and an evolution of the entire process of re-adaptation.

In addition, there will be a final practical exam that will include the contents theoretical-practical that have been taught during the subject.

To pass the subject

- Mandatory minimum attendance of 65% of face-to-face classes. Absences due to illness or injury will already be included in this range of permitted absences.

- Delivery in moodle of all individual or collective work and the practices on the corresponding date.

- In the continuous assessment, in the Individual and/or pair work and TFA, it can be removed ANY NOTE.

Practical Exam, YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM GRADE OF 5 out of 10.

NECESSARY CRITERIA to average between the evaluation activities:


Evaluation activity

Criteria for averaging


To be continued

Individual work in class and/or moddle


Any note
To be continued Collective work in class and/or moddle - Any note




TF extension


Any note

Final Practical Exam 5/10 5/10

You must have a minimum of 5/10 final average adding up all assessment activities for pass the subject.


If the continuous assessment is not passed due to non-compliance with the necessary requirements, described above, the student will not have the right to sit for the final exams and the subject will be suspended. If 60% attendance is not reached, the subject will be suspended and the final exams will not be taken.

According to UPF regulations, students who have the option of retrieving the subject are those who have obtained a “suspended” grade, which are the only ones that can be modified in the recovery process. In case of 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 . "


Evaluation in recovery period:

Within the same course, there is the possibility of recovering skills not achieved during the course. In accordance with current regulations, you can only opt for recovery, if the exam has been suspended. If the grade is Not Presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.

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, it will not be possible to opt for recovery.

Evaluation Activity


Individual work in class and/or moddle Not Recoverable
Collective work in class and/or moddle Not Recoverable
TF extension Not Recoverable
Practical Exam




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