Exercise and training programs for mountain sports (2021/2022)
The teaching is organized as follows:
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MM1: The course allows to acquire the main techniques used to analyze and improve the performance and its determinants through laboratory and field tools. It permits to know, to plan and apply training models in different situations, including relationship to single and multidisciplinary disciplines. It allows the preparation and interpretation of descriptive reports about performance characteristics of athletes MM2: Metodi e didattiche delle attività motorie: This course focuses on the bases and applications of theories of motor learning. Principles and concepts related to the acquisition and relearning of motor skills are considered by examining practical applications of motor learning in sports and physical activity. Course objectives: • Understand the processes and theories that underpin motor learning; • Promote critical thinking by reflecting on the strengths and limitations of motor learning research/theories; • Assess motor function using the appropriate measurements in a sporting, health and exercise context; • Understand how to manipulate a motor learning environment to optimize motor learning. MM 3: Metodi e didattiche delle attività motorie: The aim of this course is to provide the basis to understand the physiological and biomechanical factors that determine force and power output: the length of the muscle and the speed of contraction (the F-V and F-L curves), muscle architecture, the type of fibers, the elastic characteristics of tendons and joint angles (which influence the lever arms of the external forces). Some techniques for the functional assessment of muscle force (in the laboratory and in the field) will also be presented and discussed. MM4: Metodi e didattiche delle attività motorie: The aim of the course is to learn how to evaluate/monitor changes in muscle strength and to interpret these changes in a training-planning perspective, and to understand the remodeling and behavior of the muscle-tendon unit with the aim of improving performance and prevent injuries. Specifically, the F-V and F-L curves will be obtained in different contexts (laboratory, field, gym), during single and multi-joint exercises and their role in monitoring training will be discussed and interpreted. Finally, the effects of force imbalances and how to evaluate them, will also be discussed. MM5: The course allows to acquire the main methodological model used to improve the performance and its determinants. It permits to know, to plan and apply this training models in different situations, including relationship to single and multidisciplinary disciplines.
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The exam consists of a written test and an oral examination. The written examination includes 3 "blocks of questions": MM1 + MM5 (open questions, with a weight of 50% on the total score); MM2 (multiple choice test, 25% of the total score); MM3 + MM4 (open questions, 25% of the total score). The student must pass all three modules (with a score >18/30 for each module) to access the final (oral) examination. Also for the oral examination the final score will be calculated based on the weighted mean of the three scores. The written test will take place in Rovereto, the oral exams in Verona.