General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Esther Wall Gimeno

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Eulalia Bassas Bullich
Esther Wall Gimeno 

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • Catalan


Basic skills
  • B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences


  • B5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy


Specific skills
  • E5_Assess the functional state of the patient, considering the physical, psychological and social aspects


  • E20_Identify the structural, physiological and biomechanical factors that condition the practice of physical activity and sport

  • E21_Identify the effects of physical exercise on the structure and function of the human body


  • E22_Understand the fundamentals, structures and functions of the skills and patterns of human motor skills


Transversal competences
  • T2_Demonstrate ability to organize and plan



One of the goals of physiotherapists is to maintain and recover the motor activity of the individual in order to ensure the preservation of the best possible state of health.

This subject, based on the most basic and traditional knowledge of motor skills along with the most up-to-date knowledge of the neurosciences, should allow students to study and reason about what movement and motor activity is, how it develops in the l 'human being, how it is organized from the neurophysiological point of view and how it is modified in relation to the different states of health.

We also want to give the student the opportunity to experience consciously and from different points of view (motor, sensory and cognitive) various basic motor activities that are part of the motor development of the human being and therefore of our daily life. This will allow the student to be able to project and face the treatment in a more global and complete way.


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.

The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.


In relation to those practical contents of the subject in which the acquisition of procedural and attitudinal competences by the students is essential, it can be considered, if the sanitary situation requires it, the partial and temporary suspension of this one with the consequent postponement. in its continuity until the health situation allows it. For such purposes, the subject will be temporarily pending the evaluation and assignment of the final grade.

Learning outcomes

• Carries out the analysis of specific behaviors in the different contexts of professional intervention.

• Choose behavior modification techniques that can be used in different areas of professional action.

• Acquires criteria, skills and technological knowledge to develop the teaching-learning processes related to analytical and functional weight training exercises in the field of health, fitness and physical activity. 

Working methodology

Methodologies hores
C. Magistral 12
Group work 15
Group tutoring 2
Individual work 8
Regulated practices 38
Personal study 75
Total 150


  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: Motor control theories
  • Topic 3: Types of movement
  • Topic 4: Organization of the action
    • 4.1: Motor components
    • 4.2: Perceptual components
    • 4.3: Cognitive components
    • 4.4: Movement in a different environment: Water
  • Topic 5: Motor Development
    • 5.1: Functional systems
    • 5.2: Aging
  • Topic 6: Motor learning: The exercise action structure and pedagogical instrument

Learning activities


  • Expository class sessions based on the teacher's explanation
  • Presentation of topics by students
  • Individual or group face-to-face tutorials
  • Carrying out individual work
  • Practices carried out in the classroom to deepen the concepts explained in class
  • Personal study

Evaluation system



Final exam


Individual projects


Work in group


Participation in classroom activities (theoretical sessions)


Recommended attendance at practical classes is 80%.

The grades obtained during the term resulting from the continuous assessment (individual, group work or participation in classroom activities) cannot be recovered and therefore the grades will be kept as part of the final grade of the subject ( both passed and not passed).

Instead, students who have failed the final exam will be entitled to a resit 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.)


Remember that the total or partial copy in any of the learning activities would mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without the option to take the retake test and without prejudice to the opening of a file for it. reason.





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