Physical activity and exercise are essential for promoting and maintaining good health. Regular physical activity can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, improve mental health and well-being, and enhance overall quality of life. To achieve optimal health benefits, it is important to engage in physical activity that is appropriate for an individual's fitness level and goals. Furthermore, it is essential to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity and exercise programs.
The purpose of this blended intensive program is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of physical activity, exercise, physical fitness, and health promotion, with a specific focus on evaluation and monitoring. Through a combination of online coursework and hands-on training, participants will learn about the physiological and psychological benefits of physical activity and exercise, as well as the principles of exercise prescription and program design.
In addition to learning about the benefits and principles of physical activity and exercise, participants will also gain practical experience in monitoring and evaluating physical activity and exercise programs. This includes learning how to use various tools and techniques to assess physical fitness, track progress, and identify areas for improvement.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate effective physical activity and exercise programs for individuals and groups. Whether participants are healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, or simply interested in promoting health and wellness, this program will provide valuable insights and practical skills for achieving optimal health through physical activity and exercise.
|Tipo||Unidade de formação contínua|
|Horas de estudo||162h|
|Destinatários||This training offer is aimed at all students attending the 1st cycle, in any University Higher Education Institution, who come|
from any European Union Member Country, considering its support in the Erasmus+ Program Guide for 2021-27, with basic training in the area of Sport, Exercise and/or Physical Activity.
|Objetivos||i) Develop knowledge and skills related to exercise and health;|
ii) Understand the importance of physical activity and exercise programs in promoting a healthy lifestyle;
iii) Develop capabilities in the area of exercise prescription andrganization in special populations, according the international guidelines;
iv) Provide students to understand the association between physical activity and physical fitness, in the different contexts of health and performance;
v) Provide students with skills to use different methods and monitors to measure physical activity and physical fitness.;
vi) The students must be able to outline the reasons for monitoring/evaluating physical activity, to consider physical activity versus physical fitness monitoring; to explore some of the main methods, provide considerations ,and make recommendations for monitoring/evaluating physical activity.
|Programa||1. Lifestyle management and prevention of cardiovascular disease|
2. Assessment of the readiness for physical activity and exercise practice
3. Fundamentals and concepts of physical activity and physical fitness assessment
4. Assessment methods and instruments and their protocols - validity and reliability
a) Assessment of physical activity
- Heart rate sensors
- Direct calorimetry
- Indirect calorimetry
- Movement sensors
- Double labelled water
b) Assessment of physical fitness
- body composition
- cardiorespiratory fitness
- muscle fitness
5. Interpretation of results and reference regulations and classification of physical activity measures and components of health-related physical fitness
Use and application of assessment measures in the context of research into physical activity and health, and for the prescription of physical activity and exercise
|Data||De 18-04-2023 Até 25-05-2023|
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|Contactos||Serviço de Formação e Organização Académica|
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