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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Andris Eikens
Study type:Full time
Target audience:Pharmacy; Dentistry; Medicine; Communication Science; Rehabilitation
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Sports Science; Sport Pedagogy


Acquire knowledge and practical skills for application of physical exercises in health promotion and building physical capacity.


Preliminary knowledge of physical activities is preferable but the knowledge may also be obtained during the study process.

Learning outcomes


Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
• tell about different exercises and types of classes and their application in order to improve the health;
• outline the methodology of aerobic workout, strength workout, flexibility and balance exercises;
• evaluate the content of various sports classes;
• tell about different sports games and their role in health improvement;
• list the basic rules of the sports games taught;
• explain the importance of proper breathing while performing strength exercises;
• explain the need for correct posture, movement culture and flexibility in everday life.


On completion of the study course the student will be able to:
• use aerobic, strength and muscle stretching exercises for health improvement, control the work of muscles and monitor the exercise load;
• understand their feelings, control the heart rate during sports classes;
• demonstrate basic techniques of the sports game methodology;
• evaluate the effects of various sports games on the human body;
• use the big and small fitness balls, balance pads, gym sticks, dumbbells, barbells, gym ropes and other equipment for improvement and strengthening of the muscles of the body;
• create presentations of various exercise sets using the fitness equipment;
• acquire understanding of the balance between physical load and nutrition in weight control and weight reduction.


Using the acquired knowledge and skills the students will be able to assess the uses of different types of sports activities to improve their health and physical fitness and will be competent to persuade the public and show the role and need for physical exercises in the modern society.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF3Master’sLimited choiceLuisa Dombrovska, Signija Santa
Dentistry, SSNSFz2Master’sLimited choiceLuisa Dombrovska
Dentistry, SSNSF3Master’sLimited choiceLuisa Dombrovska
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF2Master’sLimited choice
Dentistry, ZF2Master’sLimited choice
Dentistry, SSNSF2Master’sLimited choice
Dentistry, SSNSFz3Master’sLimited choice