This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire the theoretical and practical skills necessary to perform exercise testing and fitness assessment in general population, in school setting and in competitive athletes. The course includes: a) introduction to basic and fundamental principals of exercise testing and fitness assessment, b) application of kriteria for the selection of fitness tests and batteries, and c) acquisition of practical skills as well as demonstration and execution of specific testing batteries for the assesement of cardio-respiratory fitness (endurance), anaerobic capacity, speed, strength, join flexibility, basic metabolism, and body composition.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to exercise testing, energy expenditure, biological and physiological parameters that influence cardiorespiratory fitness, principals of ergospirometry, assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness in general population (theory-lab), assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness in athletes (theory-lab), field assessment of cardiorespiratory (theory-practice), determination of anaerobic threshold, exercise prescription for aerobic fitness, biological and physiological parameters that influence anaerobic capacity, assessment of anaerobic capacity (theory-lab), assessment of body composition (theory-lab), assessment of anthropometrical characteristics (theory-lab), assessment of resting energy expenditure (theory-lab), assessment of muscle power and work (theory-lab), batteries for assessment of physical fitness in children and adults.
exercise testing, aerobic, anaerobic, endurance, strength, flexibility, training
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
(ι) ΕΡΓΟΜΕΤΡΙΑ -ΜΕΤΡΗΣΗ ΜΥΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΟΣΠΑΘΕΙΑΣ, ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΚΛΕΙΣΟΥΡΑΣ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΡΙΑ Μ. ΑΘΑΝΑΣΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ Ε. ΠΑΠΠΑΔΑΜ Ο.Ε 1991, (ιι) ΚΑΤΕΥΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΥ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΩΝ ΑΣΚΗΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΞΙΟΛΟΓΗΣΗΣ, ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗ ΑΘΛΗΤΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ACSM (EΠΙΣΤ. ΕΠΙΜ. ΤΑΞΙΛΔΑΡΗΣ Κ. ΤΖΙΑΜΟΥΡΤΑΣ Α. ΦΑΤΟΥΡΟΣ Ι, ΑΘΛΟΤΥΠΟ ΧΡ. ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ ΑΙΜ. ΓΚΟΛΕΜΗΣ Ο.Ε, 2007