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Practical Studies - Fitness Activities

Code 13754
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements Not required.
Mode of delivery Optional
Learning outcomes This UC aims to develop knowledge about gym activities (cardiorespiratory, strength training, group classes) and skills on the principles of exercise evaluation and prescription in gym contexts that allow the teaching and monitoring of the activities developed. Demonstrate knowledge of the origin, evolution and classification of different fitness activities. • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to use the material and specific equipment of different fitness activities, with the capacity to create conditions for education / training to meet safety standards. • Ensure the methodology with respect to the component sequence and structure of classes as well as the basic skills of pedagogy in teaching / training in several and different fitness activities. • Demonstrate ability to coordinate and conduct exercise programs aimed at promoting health and well-being;
Syllabus 1. Gym and Academy activities
1.1. Historical concepts and references
2. Physical exercise in the context of gym activities
2.1. Cardiorespiratory training and strength training
2.2. Equipment and materials
2.3. The exercise technique
2.4. Training evaluation and control
2.5. Recommendations and practical applications
3. Exercise trends in gym activities
3.1. Interval training
3.2. Control of execution speed
3.3. Personalized training
4. Group classes
4.1. Characterization of group classes, objectives and benefits
4.2. Aerobics, Step, Cycling and Pilates classes:
4.2.1. Specific equipment and materials for each strand
4.2.2. Class specific methodologies (component, sequence and structure)
4.2.3. The rhythm and musical components
4.2.4. Specific motor skills
4.2.5. Success criteria and frequent errors
4.2.6. Planning and organization.
4.2.7. Pedagogical intervention and practice
Main Bibliography Aaberg, E. (2007). Resistance Training Instruction. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Cerca, L. (2003). Metodologia da Ginástica de Grupo. Cacém: A. Manz Produções

Flec,S. J. & Kraemer, W. J, (2006). Fundamentos do treinamento de força muscular (3ª ed.). Porto Alegre : Artmed

Goldenberg, L. & Twist, P. (2007). Strength Ball Training. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Kennedy, C. A. & Yoke, M. M. (2005). Methods of Group Exercise Instruction. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

Kaufmann, K. A. (2006). Inclusive Creative Movement and Dance. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 935/5000
It will be organized in theoretical, theoretical-practical classes and tutorials. In the theoretical classes, the contents related to the characterization of the various academic activities under study will be introduced and the methodological approaches of their teaching / learning process are presented. In the theoretical-practical classes, their technical procedures are predominantly developed in concrete situations of experimentation, with a view to assimilating the didactic-methodological sequences of their teaching by the students.
The evaluation of the contents of the UC is based on the realization of a theoretical component and a practical component. The theoretical component will be obtained through a written test (50% of the final grade). The practical component will be obtained through an individual report on an observed group class (20% of the final grade) and the teaching of a group class (30% of the final grade).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-17

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