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Class Sports Physiology and Traumatology Applied to Football

  • Presentation

    Presentation

    This CU of the 2nd cycle in Sports Training in Football, scientific area of Sport Sciences, aims to acquire updated knowledge and skills, addressing the main issues of Physiology and Traumatology applied to Football Training. It is intended that students know the physiological, functional and organic changes resulting from the practice of different types of training, and the main traumatological characteristics typical of the modality. The acquisition of this knowledge - based on the most recent scientific evidence - is crucial for the competent performance of training prescription and guidance, for the design of training programs for the improvement of physical and physiological performance, and for the primary and/or secondary prevention of football-related injuries.

  • Code

    Code

    ULP6223-22701
  • Syllabus

    Syllabus

    1. Basic Principles of Sport Physiology apllied to soccer.

    2. Acute and Chronic Physiological Adaptations to soccer in: Musculoskeletal, Cardiorespiratory and Immune Systems.

    3. Fatigue Principles, Systemic and Local Adaptations to soccer.

    4. Injury Prevention Programs in soccer.

    5. Main Concepts in soccer Traumatology.

    6. The Rehabilitation Process and Return to Play after Injury.

  • Objectives

    Objectives

    The learning objectives (LO) are:

    1- Understand and evaluate the main physiological mechanisms that mediate the acute and chronic adaptations to soccer physical demands.

    2- Understand the impact that exercise has on physical fitness and soccer athletes' health.

    3- Understand the different components of soccer physical demands and acknowledge their influence on the general adaptation syndrome.

    4- Understand the fatigue and injury prevention principles in soccer, identify the different levels of injury prevention, and apply the main injury preventions protocols.

    5- Defining the concept of injury in soccer.

    6- Defining and understanding the main causes related to macro and microtrauma in soccer.

    7- Understanding the causes, common symptoms and anatomical structures affected by the main overload injuries and identifying the main associated risk factors.

    8- Describing the post-injury care and the general intervention principles.

  • References

    References

    • Gregson, W., & Littlewood, M. (2018). Science in Soccer: Translating Theory into Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing.

    • Musahl, V., Karlsson, J., Krutsch, W., Mandelbaum, B. R., Espregueira-Mendes, J., & d'Hooghe, P. (Eds.). (2018). Return to Play in Football: An Evidence-based Approach. Springer.

    • Meyer, T., Faude, O., & aus der Fu¿nten, K. (2015). Sports Medicine for Football: Insight from Professional Football for All Levels of Play. Meyer & Meyer Verlag

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