Exercise for Health
Module: Physiotherapy
Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Dr Rado Pišot, Professor
Year of study: First
Exercise for Health
Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50 
Holder of subject: Dr Rado Pišot, Professor
Education providers:
  • Dr Rado Pišot, Professor
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences:
  • The basics and principles of exercise therapy and sports exercise and basic principles of the method of motoric ability development of different target groups.
  • The principle  of fast and delayed response of different subsystems of organism to the process of exercise therapy and sports exercise
  • Starting points and basics for training  program preparation designed for different target groups
  • The knowledge of different training units for different target groups – by sex, age, working places and environments, medical adjustments, acute trauma and chronical disease;…
  • The meaning of recognition for needed adaptation and setting the limits of training program
  • Training for health and well-being
  • The role and meaning of the sizing of the training room, tools,…
Objectives and competences:
  • The content of the subject will enable students that will pass the exam to 
  • To know the influence of different movement or sport exercises for different target groups.
  • To acquaint themselves with the meaning and stating points of planning and leading of movement and sports exercise for different target groups (children, youth, elderly, athletes, women, chronic patients,…)
Knowledge and understanding:
Student will upgrade basic knowledge about the role and the meaning of a preventive kinesiology, a curative and a rehabilitation with knowledge of movement and sports training basics that are specific for different target groups. Student will also gain the ability to adapt different target groups to several types and forms of exercise.
Student will understand the meaning of evaluation of functional abilities of an individual for determination of condition of an individual. That is important for planning and the way of leading the exercise for different target groups.
Mandatory references:
  • Shephard, J., Stephens, T., Sutton, J.R & McPherson, B.D., eds., 2005. Exercise, fitness and health: A consensus of current knowledge. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, pp. 637–653.
  • Mišigoj Duraković, M., et al., 2003. Telesna vadba in zdravje. Ljubljana: FŠ, Zavod za šport Slovenije; Zagreb: Kineziološka fakulteta. 
  • Nigel, A.S.T. & Herbert, G., 2008. Physiological Bases of Human Performance During Work and Exercise. Edinburgh ... [etc.] : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 
  • Baechle, T.R., 2008. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Human Kinetics. Champaign: s.n. 
  • Videmšek, M. & Pišot, R., 2008. Šport za najmlajše. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport, Inštitut za šport.
  • Ušaj, A., 2008. Osnove športnega treniranja. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)