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Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:7.00
Study Course Accepted:16.03.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:SUUK_091LQF level:All Levels
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Sports Science; Sport PedagogyTarget Audience:Pharmacy; Medicine; Communication Science; Rehabilitation; Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Indra Vīnberga
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Sports and Nutrition
The Head of Structural Unit:Una Veseta
Contacts:Rīga, Cigoriņu iela 3, spkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67611559
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)16Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Preliminary knowledge of physical activities is preferable but the knowledge may also be obtained during the study process.
Acquire knowledge and practical skills for application of physical exercises in health promotion and building physical capacity.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Cardio exercises, preparatory stretching exercises, strength exercises, accurate performance of exercises, breathing during exercises. Stretching exercises and relaxation.Classes1.00sports base
2Warm-up exercises using cardio equipment, applying two workout programmes while exercising in a moderate intensity range. Strength exercises using pneumatic "HUR” equipment.Classes1.00sports base
3Moderate intensity aerobic exercises using cardio equipment. Basic dumbbell exercises for muscles of legs, arms, shoulders and back. Correct performance technique.Classes1.00sports base
4A circuit workout method (a comprehensive circuit training) using a variety of gym equipment. Stretching exercises.Classes2.00sports base
5Strength workout using dumbbells. Stretching exercises and relaxation.Classes4.00sports base
6Interval training method, combined aerobic and strength training using a variety of gym equipment.Classes2.00sports base
7Exercises with a large fitness ball to improve balance and coordination, to gain muscle strength, to improve and maintain posture.Classes2.00sports base
8Basics of Pilates for beginners. Proper breathing and specific characteristics of performing the exercises.Classes1.00sports base
9Sports games: basketball, volleyball, badminton techniques, training and improvement.Classes2.00sports base
Unaided Work:
During the course students independently improve their physical fitness, perform aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises. Individually or in groups perform and demonstrate exercises previously prepared according to the sources of literature and Internet indicated by the academic staff.
Assessment Criteria:
The exam grade consists of three sections: practical – correct technical demonstration of exercise performance, appropriate dosing in health sport (30%), active participation in practical classes (40%), tests on mobility skills and fitness or a report (30%).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge: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.
Skills: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.
Competencies: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.
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