Group exercise and fitness
Module: Physiotherapy
Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject:
Year of study: First
Group exercise and fitness              

Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50 
Holder of subject:  
Education providers:  
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences:
  • Compilation and design individual exercise units (suitable warm up - the first part, the main part of the final part)
  • Training in the gym (special features, options, usability, suitability, ...)
  • Various forms of group exercise classes (use of different devices, adaptation to the target group, ...)
  • Setting targets group exercise
  • Setting targets individual workout in the gym
  • Methodology of management of group sessions (with music, gradation of severity, your target audience)
  • Method of work in the gym (relative to the exercising employed, the rules of fitness, ...)
Creating an exercise plan for individual exercise and a longer period depending on the desired targets (exercise before / after surgery before / after childbirth, chronic patients in the rehabilitation period, ...).
Objectives and competences:
  • Ability to prepare and plan the individual exercise
  • Understand the importance of heating, the main part and final part of the training unit
  • Understand the difference between fitness and group exercise
  • Ability to draw up a plan of training (group or individual fitness) depending on the desired objective
  • Ability to relevant methodical procedures to keep various forms of exercise
  • Ability to differentiate training in various specific populations (pregnant women, women after childbirth, preparation for surgery, ...)
  • Ability to understand the laws and the process of physical exercise and the its impact on changing psychomotor abilities.
Knowledge and understanding:
  • Knowing the response of the organism in the process of physical exercise in various specific populations (patients with chronic diseases, pregnant women, women after childbirth, ...);
  • Importance of the design group training and individual workouts in the gym;
  • Setting goals and workouts to verify the effectiveness of exercise;
  • Proper management of group and individual sessions.
Mandatory references:
  • ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor, 2011. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • ACSM’s Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning, 2011. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 
  • Kennedy-Armbruster, C. & Yoke, M., 2014. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction – 3rd ed. Human Kinetics.
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Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: written examination (100%)