Master's degree in Preventive and Adapted Exercise Science

Planning and coaching of training for physical preparation - METODI E DIDATTICHE DELLA PREPARAZIONE FISICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Federico Schena
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° semestre motorie dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The student will acquire knowledge about the main methodologies available to analyze and improve the functional capacities and their determinants through a step based intervention includinf analysis, evaluation, programming, monitoring and final check by using laboratory and field instruments. Having this bases the student will be able to plan and implement training models for healthy and diseased people.


1 Bases of the exercise prescription
Exercise and active life style
Steps for prescription
2 Monitoring
Methodology and application
Use of HR and RPE
Evaluation and monitoring of organization models
Organization of monitoring: examples
3 Models of exercise prescription in healthy and chronic disease
Workout programming in sedentary subject
Aerobic workout for the elderly
Training in vascular disease
Evaluation and training of the cardiac patients

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AAVV ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (Edizione 10) Wolters Kluwer Health 2016 9780781769020

Assessment methods and criteria

Final evaluation consists in a written examination on the theory and practice of exercise prescritpion. The student will prepare and analyse also individual programs of exercise for healthy and patients as experienced during lecture and laboratory.

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