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Research in Exercise and Health

Code 12455
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/S(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements Not apllicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes Develop knowledge and research skills in Exercise and Health, with emphasis on the development of experimental designs and reporting of results.
At the end of the UC the students should:
Demonstrate an understanding of research problems, types of studies, and key methods used in Exercise and Health
Be able to reasonably discuss and discuss research results as well its implications for the intervention in the exercise and Health.
Be able to define and justify an experimental design, equating the necessary means and the limitations, according to the defined objectives;
Be able to elaborate and synthesize the communication of results of review or experimental studies in an objective way in written and oral format, both to specialists and non-specialists;
Demonstrate the ability to be autonomous and willing to explore new concepts and innovative practices that allow self-directed lifelong learning
Syllabus 1 Science Research in Exercise and Health:
1.1 Main thematic research in Exercise and Health
1.2 Methods and experimental designs used in research in Exercise and Health
2 Literature review:
2.1 Critical analysis of key publications held within the Exercise and Health in different scientific areas
2.2 Identification of research experimental design, methodology for collection and processing of data
2.3 Discussion of the results and their transfer to practice
Main Bibliography Berg, K. E., & Latin, R. W. (2008). Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation. 3ªed. Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins. Sparkes, A. C., & Smith, B. (2013). Qualitative research methods in sport, exercise and health: From process to product. Routledge.
Thomas, J. R., Nelson, J. K., & Silverman, S. J. (2011). Research methods in physical activity. Human Kinetics.

(Aditional specific references will be provided depending on the areas covered by the seminars)
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In the theoretical-practical classes are used teaching methodologies based on the expositive and active method, promoting the critical analysis of the main themes of research in Exercise and Health.
The seminars will include an expository part and a discussion with the students. The objective of these seminars will be to foster critical thinking and the exchange of ideas and experiences among students, teachers, researchers and professionals in order to develop and transfer knowledge to solve concrete problems in this area of ??intervention.
The evaluation include:
- Written reports on each seminar presented ( the pertinence of the problem addressed; the main findings and conclusions, and future research considerations).
- Presentation and discussion of a review work on exercvise and health thematic (research problem identification , the main studies and methodologies adopted, synthesis of the results and their implications for practice).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-13

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