University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

Medicine of Physical Recreation
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Medicine of Physical Recreation
Code: 123754
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Rakovac
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Bojana Knežević - Lectures

izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Rakovac - Exercises of applied kinesiology
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 50
Exercises of applied kinesiology 10
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
2.1.Course objectives
The course objective is to acquaint students with the guidelines of the World Health Organization and other international organizations regarding physical activity levels, procedures of patient counselling, relationship between prescription and programming of physical exercise and health and functional status of the client. Further objectives are to acquire knowledge of methods for determining health and functional status, determining and stratification of health risks, ways of exercise prescription, referring patients to physical-recreation programmes, quality control of the programmes, and evaluation of effects of conducted programmes.
2.2.Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course
No enrolment requirements.
2.3.Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes
Acquisition of competence for collaboration with primary health care physicians in Health counselling centres for physical recreation, understanding risks and contraindications to exercise, recognizing and understanding dangerous signs and symptoms during exercise, and implementation of direct measures to reduce or remove the dangers. Collaboration with administrative services and non-governmental organizations in promotion of physical activity and exercise and in implementation of kinesiological measures of health protection and promotion and prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases. Programming of physical-recreation activities for healthy persons and persons with chronic diseases and disorders.
2.4.Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)
-Knowedge of the relationship between the level of physical activity stimulus and health outcome;
-Knowledge of international guidelines for effective health-enhancing physical activity;
-Knowledge of organization and functioning of a Health counselling centre for physical recreation;
-Knowledge of principles of counselling, goal setting and prescription of exercise;
-Knowledge of the procedure of preparticipation health screening, risk stratification, and determining contraindications to exercise;
-Knowledge of different clinical entities and connection with goal setting and programmes of physical exercise;
-Knowledge of criteria and evaluation of quality of programmes of sport-recreation centres.
2.5.Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)
Lectures and seminars
1.Guidelines and recommendations for exercise by the World Health Organization and other expert organizations. (2L)
2.Health counselling centre for physical recreation, the role of the expert team in promotion, counselling, and prescription of exercise. (2L)
3.Theoretical basis of physical activity promotion. (2L)
4.Basic principles of counselling, goal setting, and exercise prescription. (2L)
5.Health risks associated with physical activity. (2L)
6.Basic concepts of mobilizing motivation for exercise. (2L)
7.Physical activity and health of children. (2L)
8.Preparticipation health screening and risk stratification. (2L)
9.Reasons for and principles of monitoring the effects of exercise. (2L)
10.Assessment of health fitness. (2L)
11.Assessment of cardiovascular fitness, goals and prescription of exercise for cardiovascular fitness. (2L)
12.The use of metabolic equations in exercise prescription. (2L)
13.Assessment of muscular fitness, goals and prescription of exercise for improvement of muscular fitness. (2L)
14.Body composition assessment, goals and prescription of exercise for body weight regulation. (2L)
15.Flexibility assessment, goals and prescription of exercise for improvement of flexibility and prevention of low back pain. (2L+2S)
16.Goals and exercise prescription in adolescents; Goals and exercise prescription in elderly. (2L+2S)
17.Goals and exercise prescription in pregnancy; Goals and exercise prescription for persons with arterial hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. (2L+2S)
18.Goals and exercise prescription for persons with diabetes; Goals and exercise prescription for overweight persons. (2L+2S)
19.Goals and exercise prescription for persons with asthma and some other pulmonary diseases; Goals and exercise prescription for persons with arthritis and osteoporosis. (2L+2S)
20.Criteria and quality control of recreation centres and exercise programmes. (2L)
21.Collaboration of the Health counselling centre with the health care, sport- and other sectors, and different associations. (2L)
  1. . Heimer S. (2010). Sportsko rekreacijska medicina - izabrana poglavlja (skripta).
  2. Jonas S., Phillips, E. (2009). ACSM smjernice za propisivanje vježbanja (prijevod za internu upotrebu).
  3. 1.Mišigoj-Duraković, M. i sur. (1999). Tjelesno vježbanje i zdravlje. Grafos - Kineziološki fakultet.
  4. 2.Swain, P. D., Leutholz, B. C. (2007). Exercise Prescription. Human Kinetics.
  5. 3.Promicanje i propisivanje zdravstveno usmjerene tjelesne aktivnosti. Priručnik za liječnike primarne zdravstvene zaštite (2009). Savezni ured za sport i više sveučilišnih instituta za socijalnu i preventivnu medicinu Švicarske (prijevod za internu upotrebu).
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Kinesiological Recreation
7. semester
Mandatory course - Regular smjer - Kinesiology in Education and Kinesiological Recreation
Consultations schedule:
  • izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Rakovac:

    Please email me for office hours

    Location: 31
  • izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Rakovac:

    Please email me for office hours

    Location: 31