PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION AND DESIGN FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLES lifestyles

A.Y. 2020/2021
12
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
SSD
M-PED/01 M-PSI/06 SPS/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides knowledge on topics in health and physical exercise for the prevention of chronic disorders according to recent studies and the World Health Organization. The course will examine models of motivation, with a focus on the wish to change and the motivation for embracing a healthy, active lifestyle. Consistent with recent research in sport psychology, the course will explore mindfulness in sports. An additional topic is project cycle management and its use in planning, delivering, and evaluating physical activity programs for enhancing quality of life and promoting sustainable healthy lifestyles.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire skills in project planning, theoretical knowledge on psychophysical well-being, efficacious communication skills, relational skills, and cooperation in the promotion and development of physical activity programs to maintain health.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
During the emergency phase, the lessons are held online, keeping the program unchanged both as regards the lectures and exercises.
Course syllabus
* Lifestyles: the construct of lifestyles, the WHO documents that defined them, the concept of Daly. The risk factors that emerged from the research, the concept of chronic non-communicable disease. The correct lifestyles, physical activity as a lifestyle.
* Lifestyles: amount of WHO physical activity and best practices
* Motivating for well-being: Motivating for change, changing is a process. Maslow's theory of needs; Social cognitive theory Bandura. Extrinsic / intrinsic motivation; Protection Motivation Theory, trans-historical model of DiClemente and Prochaska; examples of application of the model for motivation for physical activity.
* Mindfulness and physical activity. Mindfulness based meditative techniques: mind / body integration, deep well-being.
* Physical activity and life skills

* The planning. Project cycle management; new design guidelines because they have been introduced.
The phases of the project cycle
The programming phase. The sources where to find information.
* The planning. Project cycle management; new design guidelines because they have been introduced.
The phases of the project cycle
The programming phase. The sources where to find information.
* PCM: the logical framework approach
Analysis and planning
Problem tree and target tree
* The objectives of the project: general objective, specific objective.
* PCM: Activity tables and expense sheets
budget formulation
* PCM: the phase of the project evaluation
Prerequisites for admission
It is advisable that the student has acquired the ability to study method and scientific deepening of the topics.
The student must also have acquired knowledge of training methods in different age groups and for different physical pathologies
Teaching methods
The course provides for the active participation of students, who must present, by the end of the course, a group project within the macro-theme "Promoting correct lifestyles in the Italian population".
Specifically, there are:
Interactive frontal lessons.
Group work / in pairs
Teaching Resources
Gaining health
Global Action Plan On Physical Activity
Global Reccomandations for Physical Activity
European Guide on Healthy Physical Activity and Sports Programs
Global Action Plan on the prevention of NCDs
Young and Physically Active: a blueprint for making physical activity appealing to youth
A Guide for Population based approaches to increasing levels of physical activity
EU, Project Cycle Management, European Commission, 2004
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is written with open and closed questions.
In addition to the exam, the student must deliver a group project on the subject of the course. During the course practical indications will be given for the drafting of this project.
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION - University credits: 3
M-PSI/06 - WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 4
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION - University credits: 5
Lessons: 72 hours
Professor: Sarti Silvia
Professor(s)