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CODE 106814
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-EDF/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course illustrates the theoretical bases of sports physiology and sports training methodology useful for an initial orientation in the various fields of professional intervention. Through alternating theoretical moments, general issues are presented that will be points of reference for future teaching characterising the Course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student: is able to design a training program for both team and individual sports in the details of the short, medium and long term, in the different stages of preparation, for the different types of sports, specifying the physiological responses and metabolic based on the individual characteristics of the athletes and the performance-physiological model of the sport considered; is able to use and structure training at altitude in endurance sports.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide processing tools and scientific knowledge for the planning and management of physiological responses to different types of training, with particular reference to the development and improvement of performance in individual and team sports.

At the end of the course, you will have to:

  • To know the acute responses and physiological adaptations obtained from aerobic and anaerobic training. 
  • To be aware about to analyse and evaluate the physiological pattern in individual and team sports. 
  • Knowledge the physiological and metabolic responses to various types of altitude training.
  • To be able about how to structure annual and multi-year training programmes for master’s athletes.
  • To learn the physiology of ageing concerning aerobic, anaerobic and muscular capacities. 

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes a subdivision of lessons as follows: frontal lessons with the aid of computer presentations and multimedia supports.

In case of certification of specific learning disability, disability or other special educational needs, please contact both the Department contact person, Prof. Nicola Girtler, and the lecturer at the beginning of the lectures to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance of the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory/dispensatory tools recognized by the University SLD Student Service.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to the training of aerobic and anaerobic capacities: The basic principles of physiology in endurance sports. Application of various training means and methods to achieve improvements in physiological parameters.

Physiological model of individual and team sports: Basic principles concerning the study of the physiological model of individual and team sports.

Physical activity at medium and high altitude: Basic principles of acute responses and adaptations induced by training at altitude. Periodization of altitude training in the various periods of the competitive season.

Master athlete, training and performance at 40 years of age and beyond: Basic principles concerning respiratory, muscular and metabolic ageing physiology.

Programming of high intensity interval training (HIIT): Understanding the physiological and metabolic responses of high intensity interval training in individual and team elite sports. Periodization of HIIT training in various sports disciplines.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture slides.
The scientific bibliography will be indicated at each lesson.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 2nd semester

The class schedule will be available at the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it › portalestudenti

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination will be written: open-ended questions

This teaching is part of the integrated course ‘Biological and biomechanical aspects of sports performance 1’. For this reason, the examination for this teaching module must be taken at the same time as the other 2 teaching modules on the same call date.

The written examination will consist of two open-ended questions and will last 20 minutes.

This part of the examination will be considered passed with a mark of 18/30.

The examination of the integrated course will be considered passed if all three papers have achieved a mark of at least 18/30.

The final mark for the integrated course will be derived from the weighted average of the three individual scores

For cases with certification of DSA, disability or other special educational needs, the University's rules and regulations on disability and DSA apply (https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3%A0-normativa).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination will take place via a power point presentation that will test the acquisition of basic teaching knowledge. The questions will assess the knowledge acquired in both the theoretical and practical areas of training programming. The oral examination will focus on the topic proposed by the student in the power point presentation.