General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Alba Pardo Fernandez
Alberto Ortegón Piñero 
Robert Usach Minguillon 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

English: in the case of Erasmus students


Basic skills
  • B2. Apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ​​study.

Specific skills
  • E7 Identify the risks to health, the practice of inappropriate physical activities and sports and propose alternatives

  • E8 Assess the fitness, prescribe and develop health-oriented and safe physical exercises for these practitioners

  • E9 Do physical activity and sports programs

General competencies
  • G8 Understand the basics, structures and functions of human motor skills and patterns

  • G9 Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

Transversal competences
  • T4 Apply knowledge to their work in a professional way with the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within the area of ​​Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

  • T5 Develop leadership skills, interpersonal relationships and teamwork

  • T7 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 prescribing and developing exercise programs for users of fitness rooms.

The subject of physical activities in the fitness rooms provides the knowledge to be able to design, plan and dynamize physical activity sessions in the fitness room, both activities directed with and without musical support and personal training for each person depending on the purpose and type of activity.

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.


  • Introduction to Fitness
    • Fitness Centers: Rooms, equipment and activities
    • Fitness and training
    • Related Professions in Fitness
  • Directed activities
    • Choreographed activities with musical support 
    • Non-choreographed activities with musical support
    • Postural techniques 
    • New fitness trends
  • Activities in the fitness room
    • Muscle isolation techniques
  • Training methods and trends
  • Training techniques and tools
  • Personal training and Small Group Training

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 and a final assessment. The pass of the subject is obtained with a grade equal to or higher than 5 points (about 10 points) according to the following weighting table.


Evaluation activity



To be continued

Individual projects



To be continued

 Group work








Criteria to be able to average between the qualifications of the evaluating activities: 

Assessment Evaluation activity criteria
To be continued Individual work  5/10
To be continued  Teamwork  5/10
Final Examen 5/10


The final exam will include the theoretical and practical content that has been taught during the course, both in the theoretical and practical classes and will be carried out at the end of the subject, during the evaluation period of the quarter in which it is taught and / or during the period recovery



  • Mandatory minimum attendance at 70% of the sessions. Faults due to illness or injury will already be included in this range of permitted offenses.
  • Delivery in Moodle of the individual/group assignments within the date indicated for this.
  • The rating must be equal to or higher than 5 out of 10 possible points.

IMPORTANT: If the continuous assessment is not passed due to non-compliance with the necessary requirements described above, the student will fail the subject and must recover those parts that have not passed the criteria indicated above.

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.


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 qualification is Not presented, you will not be able to opt for recovery. Therefore, the exam will be recovered through another exam on a specific date indicated by the teacher. It is also possible to recover the group work, through another work indicated by the teacher, according to the format and on the date indicated by him.

Evaluation activity in recovery period Weighting Assessed skills

Group work (20%)

Exam (40%)

60% B2,G8,G9,T4,T5,T7,E8,E9,E7



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