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ECTS credits: sports subjects

You can enrol at any time during the academic year 2021-2022

Obtain up to a maximum of 6 ECTS credits towards your bachelor's degree studies, from a range of over 20 elective subjects throughout the course. Enrol online by clicking on the activity you like best out of all the options you will find below. 

Important aspects of the sports subjects:

  • Each subject is worth 1 ECTS credit (bachelor's degree studies) for recognised credit transfer.
    You can obtain 1 or 2 ECTS credits* (1+1 free) in the subjects of paddle, tennis and taekwondo. (*See conditions).
  • To take advantage of the discounts on the prices of the various activities you will have to become a member of the Sports Service for the academic year 2021-22 before you enrol.</g>
  • Remember you can become a member at any time through the website.

LIST OF ACTIVITIES

 

+Introduction to via ferratas and canyoning (weekend) 1 ECTS

Introduction to via ferratas and canyoning (weekend) 1 ECTS

The course has both an educational and a practical approach and is aimed at anyone who would like an introduction to canyoning and via ferratas with maximum safety and guarantees.Course attendees will learn to recognise the different elements of canyoning/via ferrata and the basic safety techniques. Course attendees will be given the opportunity to experience a whole host of sensations... and they will also find themselves in a variety of situations, with the aim of discovering as much as possible about these sports. Anyone who successfully completes the course will be able to do canyoning/via ferratasj on their own, effectively and with maximum safety. The course is divided up into theory and practical classes. Teacher: Carlos Folguera
+Introduction to diving (Thur and Fri 9.30 am) 1 ECTS

Introduction to diving (Thur and Fri 9.30 am) 1 ECTS

Students will be introduced to the wonders of the Costa Brava sea. This will include a full theory part on all the safety and planning procedures for diving. The basic techniques for diving will be learned so student will end up feeling independent and have diving, their and safety procedures under control. Course recognised by the Catalan government. With 8 additional hours of practice and on payment of the fee, the first level certificate can be obtained. Teacher: Fran Gómez

Student testimony from the satisfaction survey (May 2015): The courseseemed too short because I enjoyed it so much. Time well spent, very good environment, camaraderie and very good instructors. The instructors are dedicated to the work they do, and even more so to the environment. Note how they enjoy doing they do and this is the message we have received from them.


+Introduction to chess (Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm) (1 ECTS)

Introduction to chess (Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm) (1 ECTS)

Introductory course offering basic knowledge to learn and understand the essential rules of chess. It includes essential tactical concepts of the game, as well as initial theoretical content. Among its multiple benefits, it improves decision making. And, moreover, it favours memory, attention and concentration, abstraction and reasoning. It also reinforces attitudes of respect for your colleagues and games, it is a good way to socialise and also to awaken your imagination. The course will adopt the slogan “I observe, I think, I play” and will be held online, rather than face-to-face. 
Teachers: Josep Serra and Marc Baig
+Introduction to the Kundalini Yoga (Tues, 7 pm) 1 ECTS

Introduction to the Kundalini Yoga (Tues, 7 pm) 1 ECTS

7 sessions to get to know and practice this dynamic yoga, known as the yoga of consciousness, which consists of simple techniques that anybody can master. It keeps the body in shape and trains the mind to be strong and flexible to be able to cope better with changes and stress. Posture, breathing techniques and meditation, all directed at fostering students’ well-being with their demanding academic schedules, strengthening their health and their emotional and interior balance. Teacher: Cristina Planellas.
+Introduction to Olympic Boxing (Thursday 6.00 pm). 1 ECTS credit

Introduction to Olympic Boxing (Thursday 6.00 pm). 1 ECTS credit

Olympic boxing is a very all-round sporting activity that develops coordination, agility, stamina and strength. Boxing is suitable for anybody, regardless of sex or age. Besides its sporting benefits, boxing also increases self-confidence, providing a feeling of security and the motivation to go beyond one’s limits. This subject will be an introduction to boxing without any type of contact , but at the same time all the concepts of boxing will be put into practice. Teacher: Francesc Martínez. 
+Introduction to progression and safety on vias ferratas (weekends) 1 ECTS credit

Introduction to progression and safety on vias ferratas (weekends) 1 ECTS credit

An iron route is both a vertical and a horizontal itinerary among rocks, with various pieces of equipment such as cramps, handrails, chains, quickdraws, hanging bridges, and so on, which enable you to safely reach the areas most difficult to access. The course has both an educational and a practical approach, and is directed at anybody who would like a first experience in iron routes with maximum safety and guarantees.
+Introduction to sailing (Saturdays, 3 pm to 6 pm, and Sundays, 11 am to 2 pm) - 1 ECTS

Introduction to sailing (Saturdays, 3 pm to 6 pm, and Sundays, 11 am to 2 pm) - 1 ECTS

6 sessions to cover the introductory phase of sailing, where students learn the basic concepts with an instructor and then progressively put them into practice. It is a first contact with the sport of sailing where the change of environment, the sailing, the being propelled by the wind while doing exercise and working in a group, will arouse new, pleasant sensations unique to this sport. Teachers: Instructors of the l'Escala Yacht Club.
+Introduction to equestrianism and horse handling (Wed, 10 am) 1 ECTS

Introduction to equestrianism and horse handling (Wed, 10 am) 1 ECTS

7 sessions to work in in the handling of the horse, from a practical and logical method that it offers a complete knowledge of the equitation working the horse from its psychology, its needs, lacks and resistances, respecting its natural behaviour. Teachers: Marta Planella and Marina Room
Comment of a young woman in the 4th year of her Bachelor's Degree in Social Education (Faculty of Education and Psychology): "I loved doing this subject, both equestrianism and canyoning. In fact, I’ve discovered it late, otherwise I would have got all the credits doing activities like this. What’s more, I’d highlight the consideration of the professionals who have carried out both activities, very attentive, respectful and friendly". 
+Introduction to relaxation and mindfulness techniques (Wed 8 pm) - 1 ECTS

Introduction to relaxation and mindfulness techniques (Wed 8 pm) - 1 ECTS

7 sessions based on the contents of Yoga and Mindfulness to learn and experience different techniques and exercises that will enhance knowledge of one’s body through physical activity and meditation adapted to today’s society, thus reducing stress, improving night time rest and communication, correcting bad posture (by raising awareness), increasing self-confidence and self-esteem, eliminating backache, and enhancing flexibility and good health. A path to serenity, health and happiness. Teacher: Cristina Planellas
+Introduction to canyoning (weekend) 1 ECTS credit

Introduction to canyoning (weekend) 1 ECTS credit

Outdoor activity where you will progressively learn the different canyoning techniques such as walking, swimming, jumping, tobogganing down slopes, siphons and descending on ropes... And, with safety always the top priority, you will discover wild, hidden natural paths with small caves, galleries and so on. It is essential to know how to swim. Teacher: Carlos Folguera.

Student testimony: "Canyoning was brilliant ! I’d do it again right now!! It was a completely new experience for me and, to my taste, much more interesting and spectacular than the iron routes (which I also loved). I especially I liked the ravine we went down with water. Totally recommendable and, what’s more, the monitors make you feel very safe at all times".  Marc Busquets Juncà, student of 4th of ADE. 
+Introduction to Unnata air yoga (Mon 8 pm or Tue 3 pm) - 1 ECTS

Introduction to Unnata air yoga (Mon 8 pm or Tue 3 pm) - 1 ECTS

7 sessions to introduce itself into the Yoga Unnata, which in Sanskrit he means high, spiritually as well as physically. It is a type of yoga that has evolved from the traditional method, introducing the use of an air acrobatics hammock to bear the weight of the body and to be able to do many of the positions with the body partly or totally suspended, using gravity to realign the body. This allows for improved flexibility to strengthen the body, lengthen the spine and relax the nervous system. It is a way of getting into shape while experimenting with the pleasure of yoga embraced by the hammock. No previous experience is required; anybody in good health can benefit from doing Unnata® air yoga. Teacher: Cristina Planellas
+Introduction to high mountain climbing (9 am to 5 pm)

Introduction to high mountain climbing (9 am to 5 pm)

2 sessions. The course has a dual purpose: educational and practical, and is directed to anybody who wants to climb mountains with the maximum security and guarantees. The main objective for us is that the participants have an unforgettable experience, acquiring knowledge of the environment and first aid, discovering survival techniques, and so on. This knowledge will make them more self-sufficient and give them the chance to learn to respect nature and benefit from it. They will learn to find the resources required to cope with complex situations, which they will be able to use in the future if they are in a similar situation. Teacher: Carlos Folguera
+Introduction to padel (10 am, 12 noon or 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

Introduction to padel (10 am, 12 noon or 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

7 sessions to practice this racket sport, to get to know the rules, the basic structure and the basic technical and tactical aspects specific to this sporting discipline.
1+1 ECTS: this subject allows you to obtain 1 additional bachelor's-degree ECTS for free, if you enter the little league of matches among your fellow course students (minimum 8 matches). What has to be paid is admission to the facility for those who are not a member of the Sports Service and use of the track for each practice. Members only pay for use of the track by the hour.It is coordinated and managed by the Sports Service. Teachers: Coaches from the tennis teacher training college of Girona
+Introduction to taekwondo and self-defence (Wed 3 pm) (1+1ECTS).

Introduction to taekwondo and self-defence (Wed 3 pm) (1+1ECTS).

7 totally practical sessions working on flexibility, concentration, agility and accuracy when kicking. To provide the student with knowledge of good self-defence at short and semi-long distances, another Korean martial art called Hapkido will be introduced. This will be done at a very elementary level: strangulations, blocking, projections, and defence against thrusting and cutting weapon. 
1+1 ECTS: this subject it allows you to take out 1 ECTS more freely, if you attend the sessions from 20 to 21 hr that are made in the gymnasium a day to the week that it is not Wednesday (minimum 8 trainings). Coordinated and directed by the teacher of the subject:  The teacher, Mr Lee Jae Kwon, international teacher, black belt 9th Dan.
+Introduction to tennis (Mon 3 pm or Sat 10 am) (1+1 ECTS)

Introduction to tennis (Mon 3 pm or Sat 10 am) (1+1 ECTS)

Seven sessions to acquire theoretical knowledge of tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through specific exercises and adapted games.
1+1 ECTS: this subject allows you to 1 additional bachelor's-degree  ECTS for free, if you sign up for the little league among participants (minimum 8 matches).What has to be paid is admission to the facility for those who are not a member of the Sports Service and use of the track for each practice. Members only need to pay for use of the track by the hour. It coordinates and manages the Sports Service.
Teachers: Coaches from the tennis teacher training college of Girona
+Advanced Paddle tennis course (Thur 9 am, Fri 10 am, 12 noon or Wed 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

Advanced Paddle tennis course (Thur 9 am, Fri 10 am, 12 noon or Wed 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

7 sessions to improve your technique and know the specific tactics of this racket sport. To register you must have done the introduction to paddle course or have a high level of the game (this will be checked).
1+1 ECTS: this subject allows you to obtain 1 ECTS more easily if you enter the little league of matches among the participants (minimum 8 matches). Coordinated and directed by the teacher of the subject: Teachers: Coaches from the tennis teacher training college of Girona
+Perfecting tennis skills (Thursdays 12 pm or 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

Perfecting tennis skills (Thursdays 12 pm or 3 pm) (1+1 ECTS)

7 sessions to improve your technique and know the specific tactics of this racket sport. To register you must have done the introduction to paddle course or have a high level of the game (this will be checked).
1+1 ECTS: this subject allows you to obtain 1 ECTS more easily if you enter the little league among participants (minimum 8 matches).1+1 ECTS: this subject allows you to obtain 1additional  ECTS for free, if you enter the little league of matches among the participants (minimum 8 matches).What has to be paid is admission to the facility for those who are not a member of the Sports Service and use of the track for each practice. Members only pay for use of the track by the hour.It is coordinated and managed by the Sports Service.Teachers:: Jordi Triola, Robert or Martí.A MINIMUM OF 4 PARTICIPANTS are required for the course.

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