Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Movement science
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (64 hours)

No prior knowledge is required.

Final Examination: 

The exam consists of a written test. The objective of the exam is to verify the level of learning outcomes of the scientific contents covered by the course. Specifically, the level of knowledge of the basic notions and the ability to apply theoretical concepts within the proposed case studies will be assessed. The final evaluation will verify the acquisition of the theoretical concepts and terminology presented during the lessons. The ability to critically re-elaborate the contents will also be assessed. The exam lasts 90 minutes through a test with 31 (thirty-one) multiple choice questions to choose from 3 (three). In the three answer options, there is only one correct and two incorrect answers.
1 (one) point for correct answer and 0 (zero) point for wrong answer are awarded. The evaluation is expressed out of thirty.

Voto Finale

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge to understand the basic theoretical principles of training theory and methodology, as essential elements to plan an adequate training focused on improving specific biomotor abilities.
Furthermore, the course aims to provide basic knowledge useful for the management of training in different populations and with different purposes, both in the field of sports performance and in physical exercise for health. Therefore, this course is of primary importance in the construction of the professional profile of the student of Movement Science.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. list / explain the basic mechanisms of training theory with particular emphasis to its interdisciplinary nature,
2. identify the factors that influence various biomotor abilities and sports performance,
3. describe the functioning of the training process of specific biomotor abilities with the aim of transfer it in practical applications,
4. identify and discuss the main appropriate training methods in relation to specific biomotor abilities and set goals,
5. select and apply concepts related to quantification and monitoring of training load,
6. use appropriate scientific terminology.

• Introduction to the course.
• Definition of training, stress, homeostasis.
• The choice of training, load, and principles.
• The variables of training, biomotor abilities, and sports disciplines.
• The contraction and hints of muscular bioenergetics.
• Strength.
• Speed.
• Agility.
• Evidence-based training.
• Endurance.
• Balance.
• Flexibility.
• Overreaching, overtraining, recovery.
• Training for adults and the elderly.
• Youth training.
• The basics of evaluation.

Recommended texts:
• J. Weineck, Optimal training, Calzetti Mariucci, 2009.
During the course, other material of interest will also be indicated (articles, slides, monographs) which will be made available on the University's teaching platform (e-learning).

Teaching takes place through lectures conducted by the lecturer with the aid of multimedia support materials (slides, videos). Students are invited to participate during the lesson, in particular in the moments of analysis of scientific articles and case studies related to the topics covered.

The teacher receives students by appointment upon contact via e-mail ( at the offices in via Dunant 5 (Varese), or electronically via the Microsoft Teams software.