1st Semester (Fall)
Characteristics of infancy, maturity and aging: physical, psychological social and affective aspects. This course studies the effects of different stages of life on physical condition and health, including the importance of healthy physical activity. Precautions and recommendations for the healthy development of physical capacity: resistance, strength, speed, flexibility. The importance of physical activity to prevent or help manage diseases frequent in various age groups: Osteoporosis, sarcopenia, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, psycho-social problems and asthma.
Promotion of physical activity, and healthy lifestyle and habits: culture of sports and healthy activity, commercialization of healthy physical activity, socioeconomic and environmental aspects that influence the practice of healthy physical activity in rural and urban zones. Characteristics of population and typology of physical activity recommended for each segment including age and sex factors and consequences of inactivity. Students will learn the multidisciplinary function of physical activity professional in the health field and keys to responsible practice: clothing, materials and facilities.
Students will critically analyze the Physical Education Curriculum in Middle and High School. In particular, the course reviews physical education teaching styles: didactic strategies, communication and learning and classroom management, organization and security. In addition, students will analyze current practices and innovation in physical education. On top of classroom lectures, students will complete case studies in small groups to develop skills related to course planning, scheduling, didactic units and sessions.
This course focuses on Sport Psychosociology beginning with the Dynamical Systems theory and basic considerations for the application of psychosociological dimensions to achieving optimum performance. Students will review types of evaluations applicable to the Psychosociology of Sport in individual and collective sports as well as the process of mental intervention and training in Psychosociology of Sport: cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological, behavioral/motor and social dimensions. Key topics include: Prevention, rehabilitation and recuperation of injuries; chronic fatigue and burnout; and detection, selection and promotion of sports talent.