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Exercise and Health I

Code 13737
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements Not required.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes The objectives of this course is to develop knowledge and practical skills in the assessment of physical fitness related to health, aiming at structuring the training objectives (diagnosis) of clients in exercise and health.
• Selects and applies different methodologies for collecting information by establishing a clear customer profile, both in terms of individual aspects (goals, lifestyle, medical history and sport, physical activity level and preferred activities) or at the level of the components of fitness .
• Understands, evaluates and analyzes the different components of physical fitness related to health: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, posture and body composition.
• Defines the structure and objectives of effective and realistic training for the customer, given the diagnosis made.
Syllabus Module I - Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

Module II - Evaluation under Exercise and Health

Module III - Structuring the diagnostic methodology
Main Bibliography American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2013. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 9th Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Cap 1 (pp. 3-9); cap 3 (pp. 39 – 51); cap. 4 (55-92); cap. 7 (133-165); cap. 10 (pp. 237-247).

Morris, J., Hardman, A. & Stensel, D. (2009). Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. 2ª Edição

Vivian, H. (2010). Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription. 6ª Edição, Human Kinetics. ISBN-13: 9780736086592.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching / learning activities include the realization of lectures (T), theoretical-practical (TP) and laboratory practice (PL), being the theoretical classes used for the presentation and explanation of the proposed contents. The pedagogical methodology used consists mainly of interactive classes in which the subject is not directly exposed but the students are guided in the search for information relevant to the resolution of problems / questions, associated with the theoretical concepts.
The assessment consists of three aspects: laboratory reports, which allow students to reflect on the different methods of assessment of a given valence that were tried in the laboratory class and conclude advantages, disadvantages and applicability of each, as well as interpret the results that the method gives; field work; and written test.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-09-30

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