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Physical fitness in nature sports

Scholar Year: 2021/2022 - 1S

Code: DN04    Acronym: PFDN
Scientific Fields: Desporto
Section/Department: Science and Technology


Acronym N. of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
TSPDN 27 6,0 54 162,0

Teaching weeks: 15


Luís Filipe Moutinho LeitãoHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L TC E OT OT/PL TPL O S
Type of classes


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Contact hours Totals 1 3,60
Luís Filipe Moutinho Leitão   3,60

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

Know the terminology used in the field of sports training, namely in physical preparation.
Master the concepts of load and adaptation in physical preparation.
Knowing means and factors for physical preparation.
Knowledge domain in the areas of organization, planning and periodization of sports training.
Use physical fitness assessment methods.


Laws or principles of sports training, specifically in the scope of physical preparation.
The training load and adaptive processes in the physical preparation.
Means of training, specifically in physical preparation.
Factors of sports training.
The training of physical capacities: The resistance / The speed / The force / The flexibility.
Organization and planning of sports training in the context of physical training.
Periodization and structure of sports training.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

The physical preparation in nature sports proves to be a basic pillar of understanding the intervention process in nature sports, so it is intended to provide the student with knowledge that allows them to understand the bases for exercise in nature sports.
Teaching methodologies

Teaching methodologies

Exposition of topics by the teacher; Oriented discussion of themes in plenary and / or small groups; Carrying out practical or applied work; Preparation of written works; Presentation and discussion of group work.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's intended learning outcomes

The expected skills are in the following areas:
- Appropriation and mastery of knowledge related to the various topics covered;
- Use, in a judicious and well-founded way, of the knowledge acquired in practical / applied situations.
- Ability of bibliographical research in the accomplishment of written works and / or oral presentations.

Assessment methodologies and evidences

Continuous evaluation
- Participation - 10%.
- Session planification + Intervention - 30% (10% + 20%)
- Tests - 60% (30% + 30%).
Final exam: Students who do not obtain a final grade of 9.5 or higher in the continuous assessment regime will be referred for final examination.

Attendance system

Each student is expected to be at least 75% of the practical sessions and to analyze and discuss the proposed tasks and to execute the assessment products in close relation with the UC teachers, except for students with special status (Article 24 of the FRG).


Bompa, T. & Haff, G. (2009). Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. (5th edition). Champaign: Human Kinetics.
Carling, C., Reilly, T. and Williams, A. (2009). Performance assessment for field sports. London: Routledge.
Castelo, J., Barreto, H., Alves, F., Santos, P., Carvalho, J .; Vieira, J. (1996). Sports Training Methodology. Lisbon: Editions FMH-UTL.
Vrijens, J. (2006). Sportsman's reasoned training. Inde: Barcelona.
Weineck, J. (2005). Total Training. Paidotribo: Barcelona.
Laboratório de Ciências do Desporto (esqueleto anatómico, analisador de gases, entre outros instrumentos).

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