Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must be able to:
prescribe exercise for prevention of non transmissible diseases and disability and delay aging;
suggest physical activity suitable to clinical, functional and social context of their patients, as a means of primary and tertiary prevention, therapy and rehabilitation.
Knoweledge of physiology and biochemistry
Course contents summary
The cognitive behavioural interventions suitable for optimal mental and physical development and maintenance of the highest standard of health, fitness, and quality of live. The mechanisms by which physical activity plays a pivotal role in promotion of health.
Adaptations and adjustments induced by exercise: effects in healthy subjects and in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic degenerative diseases (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, cancer, aging). Diseases of affluence and sedentary lifestyle. The prescription of exercise (type, intensity, duration, frequency) and the correct method of administration.
Fox Bower Foss – Le basi fisiologiche dell’educazione fisica e dello sport. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore.
C Macchi, R Molino Lova, F Cecchi – Attività motoria, fitness e salute nell’adulto e nell’anziano. N Mangiulli Ed.
A Cherubini, R Rossi, U Senin – Attività fisica e invecchiamento. EdiSES.
M Cappa – Endocrinologia dell’esercizio fisico. UTET Ed.
Assessment methods and criteria