Physical exercise in water

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
36
Overall hours
SSD
M-EDF/01 M-EDF/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides knowledge and skills in the teaching, theory, methodology, and techniques of physical exercise in water for education, recreation, prevention, and maintenance of health and adequate psychophysical well-being in different user categories and contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire skills in planning, organizing, and managing physical exercise in water for the prevention and maintenance of health and the promotion of well-being.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
TEACHING METHODS
Depending on the context, students will attend lectures in presence divided in small groups in compliance with the safety regulations during the COVID-19 period, the details of which will be provided to students before the beginning of the lectures.
If lectures in presence are totally prevented, they will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform both in synchronous following the official timetable, and in asynchronous form, leaving the recording of the lecture on the same platform available to students.

PROGRAM AND REFERENCE MATERIAL
The program and the reference material of the lectures will not change. All educational support material will always be made available through the Ariel platform.

LEARNING VERIFICATION METHOD AND EVALUATION CRITERIA
Context permitting, the exam will be carried out in the presence with the necessary anti COVID-19 safety regulations and evaluation criteria will not change. Otherwise, the exam will be carried out in remote in oral form and we will use Microsoft Teams .
Course syllabus
Analysis of different types of exercise in water for different purposes (education, recreation, prevention, well-being, recovery of psychophysical efficiency. Results of research on exercise in water and current trends in methodology. Characteristics of sports facilities and equipment for physical exercise in water.
Organization, planning, didactic management, monitoring of physical exercise in water for different age groups, special needs and conditions (young children, adults, elderly, pregnancy, functional recovery, physical strengthening, etc.)
Prerequisites for admission
Basic skills in the use of exercise for health, psychophysical well-being, and education in individuals.
Teaching methods
Frontal interactive lectures and cooperative learning-based workshop sessions in the lecture hall and sports facilities.
Teaching Resources
All educational support material will always be made available through the Ariel platform.

Reading list
Adams H., Norton C., Tilden H., Aquatic Exercise Toolbox, Human Kinetics 2006
Aquatic Exercise Association, Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Hunan Kinetics 2006
Brody L., Geigle P., Aquatic for Rehabilitation and Training, Human Kinetics 2009
Goldstein M., Tanner D., Swimming past 50, Human Kinetics 1999
Langendorfer S.J., Bruya L.D., Aquatic Readiness, Human Kinetics 1995
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam is composed of:
- a compulsory written exam (max. grade 27) with 6 open questions covering the course content (max. 4.5 points for each satisfactory answer); 2 hours duration
- an essay paper (about 10 pages, topic agreed on with course instructor) in which the student will demonstrate skills acquired during the course (structured essay: background to the problem; relevance for teaching coherent with the current scientific context; bibliography) (max. grade 3 points).
M-EDF/01 - PHYSICAL TRAINING SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 0
M-EDF/02 - SPORT SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 0
Lessons: 36 hours