Fitness

Course Code: EFS III 15 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Physical education and sport • Field of study: Physical and sports education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Angel - Alex Haisan
Seminar tutor: Nicoleta-Adina Nicolescu-Seusan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

To acquire theoretical and practical knowledge regarding practice of fitness for all
To be able to advice and guide persons that are looking to obtain a healthy lifestyle
To be able to carry out teaching and research activities in optimal conditions

Course Entry Requirements:

Not applicable

Course contents:

1. Conceptual delimitations. Skeletal system - 1 hour 2. Muscular, nervous and respiratory system. Blood - 1 hour 3. Characteristics of activities specific to fitness for all - 1 hour 4. Physiology and strength training - 1 hour 5. Energy sources - muscle energy production - 1 hour 6. Parameters of effort - volume, intensity, density, complexity - 1 hour 7. Fatigue and overtraining - 1 hour 8. Anaerobic effort - 1 hour 9. Aerobic effort - 1 hour 10. Strength training - methods, means, muscle building - 1 hour 11. Aerobic training - methods, means, weight loss, flexibility - 1 hour 12. Risks and injuries - muscle trauma - 1 hour 13. Recovery - means of recovery - 1 hour 14. Training design for beginner workouts in fitness for all. - 1 hour

Teaching methods:

Interactive lecture, PP presentation, video exemplifications, discussions

Learning outcomes:

Students should be able, after attending this course, to advice and guide persons that are looking to obtain a healthy lifestyle through practicing fitness exercises.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Course - Final assessment Written exam - 50% Seminar - Final evaluation - Grade for the booklet completed after attending the seminars - 50%

Recommended reading:

Howley, E. T., & Thompson, D. L., Fitness professional's handbook, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, 2017, 592.
LeMond, G., & Hom, M., The science of fitness: Power, performance, and endurance, Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, -, 2015, 208.
Rikli, R. E., & Jones, C. J., Senior fitness test manual, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, 2013, 200.
Delavier F.,, Strength Training Anatomy, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, 2005, 192.