Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Introduction to chinesiology and sport - PROPEDEUTICA CHINESIOLOGICA E SPORTIVA (LEZIONI)

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Name of lecturer
Massimo Lanza
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 26, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to gain mastery of nature, contents, languages, ways of measuring and evaluation as well as research purposes in Sport and Exercise Science (Kinesiology).
Specific objectives are:
- Acquire the awareness of the significance of physical activity in the human experience;
- Expand own fine motor skills in wide sectors of human movement;
- Orient the students to the study of the various disciplines that analyze human movement;
- Introduce students to the professions in the field of Kinesiology;
- Know the basic concepts of the epistemology of Kinesiology.


Theoretical lessons
- Epistemology of Kinesiology
- Socialized forms of physical activities
- Terminology of professional practice

Practica modules:
-Educational Gymnastics
-Strength Training
-Techniques of gymnastics on musical base
-Joint mobilization - Flexibility
-Pre athletics
-Expressive Physical Activities
-Literacy module in literature search

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Hoffman Shirl J. Introduction to kinesiology (Edizione 2) Human Kinetics 2005 0-7360-5589-4
Robazza C. L’apprendimento delle abilità motorie, in Carraro A., Lanza M., (a cura di), Insegnare/apprendere in educazione fisica: problemi e prospettive. Armando, Roma 2004
Pollock M.L. e altri The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness, and Flexibility in Healthy Adults; Position Stand; in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® 1998

Assessment methods and criteria

1. Assessment of the presence (70%) and verification of the mastery level of practical exercises. Mastery must be considered as operational knowledge of the principles and rules of the different activities and execution of the main movement patterns according to own motor skills.
2. Written tests for intermediate assessment of theoretical modules and final interview. Verifications will consist of: - two multiple-choice tests; - one completion test; - one open-response test. In lack of the process assessment, the only final oral examination will be adopted.
3. All point 1 and 2 contribute to the definition of the final evaluation.

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