Information about the pilot “Health Enhance Physical Activity

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Information about the pilot
“Health Enhance Physical Activity - HEPA”
Description of the content:
The steady growth of exercise and physical activity for health industry is continuing as the
governments strive to combat the increasing health costs related to an aging population
demographic, obesity and hypokinetic diseases such as coronary heart disease and
diabetes. This industry requires health professionals with an understanding of safe practice
in the assessment and prescription of exercise to work in both health and fitness centres and
clinical exercise settings. In this semester the focus will be on the role of physical activity in
promoting health.
Start and duration of the programme:
February 2013 till July 2013
Target group:
- Students from Universities of Applied Sciences participating in the PALC consortium
(Lithuania, Portugal, Denmark, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy);
- Students from other sport and health related bachelor programs for Universities from
Portugal and abroad;
- Professionals occupied in the field of sport and health.
Programme structure
Amount of ECTS  30
Study units
Exercise
testing In this course students will apply contemporary
and prescription
guidelines for safe practice to health screening, resting
and exercise evaluations and the prescription of
exercise for a variety of ages. Students will learn a
range of practical techniques desirable for entering the
health and fitness or clinical exercise industries.
Students will also critically evaluate recent research
findings in a selected area from Exercise Testing and
Prescription.
Exercise for
In this course students will apply contemporary
clinical presciption guidelines for safe practice to health screening, resting
and exercise evaluations and the prescription of
exercise for a variety clinical conditions. Students will
also critically evaluate recent research findings in a
selected area from Exercise for Special Populations.
Intervention
This course will focus on developing theory-based and
Mapping
evidence-based health education & promotion
programs for people to become physically active. The
emphasis of this course will be on applying the
Intervention Mapping process to the development of
programs stimulating people to be physically active.
Intervention Mapping is a protocol for the design of
health education & promotion programs, guiding health
promoters through a series of steps that will assist them
in theory-based and evidence-based program
Credits
5
3
5
development.
In this course students will learn how to instruct, lead,
motivate and stimulate 2 activities from each category:
 Fitness Group Activities (Aerobic and Step,
Circuit Training, Body Toning, Indoor Cycling,
etc)
 Mind & Body Activities (Yoga, Pilates,
Stretching, classes to develop Relaxation,
Concentration, Body Conscience, Posture, etc).
Students will learn how to choose the right activities
and adapt them for specific target groups in different
settings.
Leading Physical
In this course students will learn how to instruct, lead,
Activity II
motivate and stimulate 2 activities from Aquatic
Activities:
 Aquatic Activities (Swimming, Aqua-fitness,
Adaptation
to
Aquatic
Environment,
Recreational Activities in Water, etc)
And both types of Training in Gym Setting:
 Resistance Training (machines, free weights,
therabands)
 Cardiovascular Training (treadmill, rower, xtrainer, etc)
Students will learn how to choose the right activities
and adapt them for specific target groups in different
settings.
Leading Physical
In this course students will learn how to instruct, lead,
Activity III
motivate and stimulate 2 activities from each category:
 Outdoor Activities (Walking, Jogging, Cycling,
Nordic Walking, X-country Skiing, etc)
 Sport/Games
(Football/Soccer,
Volleyball,
Tennis, Basketball, etc)
Students will learn how to choose the right activities
and adapt them for specific target groups in different
settings.
Electives
Electives should be spend on content which is
connected/useful for PALC programme, e.g. on
cultural/language content useful for exchange
semester.
Each credits stands for 25-28 hours of study time.
Leading Physical
Activity I
5
5
5
2
Program organization
This programme will be held Sports Science School of Rio Maior, Portugal. Participating
students follow a full time programme and therefore need to travel to and stay in Rio Maior.
Deadline for application:
July 17th 2012
Deadline decision for GO/no GO (depends of number of students who apply): November 6th
2012
Contact person for more information and application (including e-mailadress):
José Rodrigues, Phd. ([email protected])
João Moutão, Phd. ([email protected])
Application procedure and entrance criteria:
Students can send an application form (see below) to [email protected]
Note: Please be aware of the fact that it is your own responsibility to:
- get the necessary legal documents for studying abroad,
- sort out the possibilities for Erasmus funding
- search for accommodation
- have the requested entrance level (English Language: TOEFL 550)
Application form module HEPA
Name:
Adress:
Zip-code:
City:
Country:
Date of Birth:
Home University:
Faculty:
Motivation for applying (please write a motivation letter and attach your CV to this application
form):
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