Master's degree in Preventive and Adapted Exercise Science

Planning and coaching of training for physical preparation - HUMAN MOVEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

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Name of lecturer
Paola Cesari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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1° semestre motorie dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

Knowing the fundamental techniques applied for improving the motor performances through action imagination: the so-called “mental training”. Knowing the fundamental ways to apply mental training considering different populations: healthy people or people with neuro-motor pathologies (stroke, Parkinson, amputees). Knowing the fundamental procedure utilized for testing the ability to anticipate and to preprogram actions.


Mental practice and action imagination: positive effects on motor performance. Specific treatments on athletes and individuals presenting neuro-motor diseases. The neurophysiological underpinning for the internal action simulation. Action preparation and Anticipatory Postural Adjustments. Apparatus used: Electromyography Force Platforms. Laboratory experience. In this class there are as bibliography both: book's chapters and scientific papers.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gollhofer A., Taube W., Nielsen J. Handbook of Motor Control and Motor learning (Edizione 1) Rutledge 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination. There will be 60 questions to be answered in 50 minutes. In the case of positive evaluation of the written exam the student might sustain an additional oral exam.

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