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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Maruta Hoferte
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine


To promote the acquisition of knowledge about the different types of exercise, their effects on the movement of the support apparatus, muscles and cardiovascular system, their role in strengthening the health of people of different age and gender.


Recommended background knowledge in physical activities, but knowledge can also be gained during the study process.

Learning outcomes


On completion of the study course the students will know and will be able to:
• name and describe the different types of health-promoting fitness;
• formulate various kinds of health effects on human health;
• enumerate and classify health fitness types;
• define concepts – Pilates, Yoga, Body Art, Fitball, Nordic walking;
• name the main factors that human health depends on;
• characterise the training load of each of the offered types of gymnastics;
• explain the individual exercise types used in health prevention;
• select appropriate exercise types for each client;
• explain the specific characteristics of physical activity for seniors;
• interpret health-boosting workout fitness fundamentals.


On completion of this course students will be able to:
• use the strength, balance, muscle stretching, aerobic exercises to strengthen the health and prevent diseases;
• briefly describe and delineate the different kinds of gymnastic exercises;
• develop new exercises and use them properly for particular health problems;
• create a common health fitness workout programme and recommend it to people of different age and gender;
• use the large exercise balls, steady surface, small exercise balls, bats, dumbbells, exercise cords;
• control own muscle work, dose the exercise load;
• select and recommend appropriate exercises for each client;
• understand the role of the exercise load and nutritional balance in weight regulation and its reduction.


On completion of the study course the students will have gained an insight into the significance of exercising in improving the quality of a person's life. Will be able to understand what is more neccessary for each particular person.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF5Master’sLimited choiceGints Peleckis
Medicine, MF5Master’sLimited choiceMaruta Hoferte
Medicine, SSNMFz6Master’sLimited choiceGints Peleckis
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF6Master’sLimited choiceGints Peleckis
Medicine, SSNMFz5Master’sLimited choiceGints Peleckis
Medicine, MF6Master’sLimited choiceMaruta Hoferte