Health and Physical Fitness
Part of this Programme
Physical Education and Sport
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 5,5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
3 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
135,5 | 22,5
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Concepts of physical activity, physical exercise and physical fitness: Classification of intensities and components of health-related PA 2. Health benefits of physical activity and physical fitness, throughout life. 3. Risks associated with physical exercise. 4. Malaise of the sedentarism 5. Epidemiology of the AF 6. Physiologist of the Exercise like professional of ref. 7. Methods of evaluation of AF 8. Evaluation of body composition: Laboratory and field methods 9. Prescription of FA in Healthy Population 10. Prescription of Physical Exercise in Disease 11. Prescription of Physical Exercise in pregnancy
1.Teóricos: ¿1.1.Know and understand the main health changes associated with various chronic diseases and their relation to physical fitness; 1.2. Understand physical health-related assessment tools and protocols; 1.3.Understand and dominate the prescription of physical activity in the perspective of public health throughout the life cycle and in the health conditions addressed. 2.Practicos: 2.1.Dominate instruments of evaluation of physical fitness related to health; 2.2.See to estimate the maximum use of oxygen by different methodologies; 2.3. Knowing to calculate the caloric equivalent and changes in body composition from metabolic equations; 2.4.Saber evaluate the ponderal condition and body composition using different indicators 2.5.Saber evaluate and interpret the results of physiological indicators 2.6.Endender and apply the subjective perception scale of effort 2.7.See to prescribe exercise for the apparently healthy adult
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
At the level of theoretical skills, it is intended that the student, through the knowledge of scientific evidence, be able to integrate into the planning and dynamization of Execicio and Welfare activities the implications arising from the modification of physical fitness resulting from the changes that occur along the life cycle, having as principle the optimization of health. As far as practical skills are concerned, the student should be able to select, apply and interpret the results of specific health-related physical fitness assessment instruments, as well as apply them to exercise planning and prescription.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical classes will be taught, theoretical-practical (will be applied to experiential learning, with placement of case studies and group work) and practical. It will be used the b-learning system, based on the moodle platform, which will provide support materials for each class (slides and supporting texts) Continuous evaluation: To carry out the continuous assessment students will have to complete 2 frequencies, 2 practical assessments and 1 group work (1 presentation and 1 discussion per group), and attend a minimum of 75% of the classes. The final classification will be: 0.55 * Frequencies + 0.2 * Practical Evaluations + 0.25 * Group work. All components of the assessment must be equal to or greater than 7.5 values and the final mark must be equal to or greater than 9.5 values. Assessment by exam: The student who does not meet the requirements of the continuous evaluation may resort to the exams within the regulation of the course.
ACSM. Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (2018). 10th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.¿
NSCA (2016) Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL¿
Heyward V & Gibson, A.L.(2014). Advanced fitness assessment and Exercise Prescription. 7th Edition. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL¿
ACSM. Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (2014). 7th Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.