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Doel vakThe student acquires knowledge about the relationship between health and
psychological, social and physiological aspects of exercise. Students
get insight into current theoretical developments, empirical findings
and their practical implications. During practicals students learn to
apply their theoretical knowledge to the development and evaluation of
health exercise programmes.
Inhoud vakThe course ‘Moving matters in health’ introduces basic theoretical
concepts and empirical methods and findings in the domain of exercise
and its relation to (psychological and physiological) health. People
move for different reasons, for example, because they want to reduce
stress, for enjoyment, to be part of a social group, or to become more
healthy. This course provides insights into the relation between health
and psychological, physiological and, to a lesser extent, social aspects
Several chapters from leading textbooks in the domain of sport and
exercise such ‘Foundations of sport and exercise psychology’ (Weinberg &
Gould) and ‘Physiology of sport and exercise’ (Kenney, Wilmore &
Costill) will form the basis for introducing basic concepts and relevant
The following aspects will be dealt with:
• The relation between exercise and psychological well-being
• Motivating people to exercise
• Exercise in relation to the brain
• Moving with certain health issues
• Exercise behavior and adherence: Models, theories and practical
• Individual intervention strategies
• Training effects of exercise
• Measuring physical activity
OnderwijsvormThe course is a combination of lectures and practicals. The course
requires active participation of the students. For the majority of
lectures students are expected to read and digest the literature prior
to the lectures and/or make assignments
The total study duration of the course is 168 hours (6 ECTS),
approximately specified as follows:
Preparation of lectures 38
ToetsvormThe final assessment will take place in the form of a written exam
consisting of several open-ended questions. In
addition, in relation to the practicals students (in groups of max.
produce a report. Both parts must be
sufficient to pass the course (i.e., no compensation possible).
LiteratuurSeveral chapters from the following books:
• Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. Foundations of Sport and Exercise
Psychology 6th edition. Human Kinetics
• Kenney, W.L., Wilmore & Costill, D.L., Physiology of Sport and
Exercise 6th edition. Human Kinetics.
Several scientific articles
Overige informatieThe course includes several guest lectures, provided by:
1) dr. Annick Ledebt, FGB
2) dr. John Stins, FGB
3) invited lecturers
The course is part of a minor and has a maximum number of participants.
Students participating in the complete minor have priority.
Aanbevolen voorkennisSome basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology is recommended.
|Faculteit||Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen|
|Vakcoördinator||dr. M.J. Hofmijster|
|Examinator||dr. M.J. Hofmijster|
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