Class Prescrição e Avaliação de Exercício

  • Presentation


    This UC, from bachelor and the scientific area of Physical Education and Sports, addresses the study of: 1) the particularities inherent to the processes of evaluation and exercise prescription within the scope of sports sciences (health, recreation and high performance); 2) the fitness evaluation and conditioning protocols in the different areas. These topics are addressed in an integrated manner with the evaluation process, the management of materials and human resources and the collaboration of the various stakeholders (gyms, clubs, and city councils). The theoretical-practical approach of this UC explores the methods and practices of exercise prescription and physical fitness assessment, considering the activities, content and objectives of the different spectrums of the sports graduate's profession. It is intended that the student, through research, debate, critical reflection and practice, understands the specificities and requirements of different performance scenarios.

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  • Syllabus


    1. Fundamental concepts, assumptions and implications in exercise prescription and physical fitness assessment in the context of health, recreation and high performance.

    2. Assessment of physical activity and physical fitness:

    Body composition
    Muscle strength
    Aerobic and anaerobic capacity and power
    Flexibility, agility and balance

    3. Exercise Prescription

    Aerobic and anaerobic resistance
    Flexibility, agility and balance

  • Objectives


    The main learning objectives (LO) are:

    1. Know, apply and interpret the different methods of assessing physical fitness in different areas (health, recreation and high performance), and for the different components of physical fitness in different populations.

    2. Know, apply and interpret the different exercise prescription methods in different areas (health, recreation and high performance), and for the different components of physical fitness in different populations.

    3. Critically analyze examples and problems identified in a real context through field studies, class observation, and/or in-class seminars, planned and carried out in small groups.

    4. Plan and evaluate interventions within the UC, quantifying and qualifying your own results and those of your colleagues.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The teaching methodologies (ME) are: Expository classes (ME1); Resolution of practical cases (ME2); Viewing and discussion of videos (ME3); Research and analysis of scientific articles (ME4); Small group activities (ME5); Simulated practice with feedback information (ME6); Supervision and analysis in a real context (ME7)

  • References


    • Bayles, M. P. (2023). ACSM's exercise testing and prescription. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    • Powers, S.K., Howley, E.T.; Quindry, J. (2023). Exercise Physiology. Theory and application to fitness and performance (10th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education
    • Stone, M. H., Suchomel, T. J., Hornsby, W. G., Wagle, J. P., & Cunanan, A. J. (2022). Strength and conditioning in sports: from science to practice. Taylor & Francis.
    • Swain, D. P., Brawner, C. A., & American College of Sports Medicine. (2014). ACSM's resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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