Faculties and centres
Physical activity may have several physical, psychological and social benefits for the health and quality of life of the general population. These benefits apply equally to populations with special needs such as people with obesity, osteoporosis, hypertension, fibromyalgia, pregnant women or older adults with or without cognitive impairment.
This field of knowledge is a possible career path for graduates in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. From this perspective, it is crucial that students in this degree are able to assess the individual characteristics of clients and learn how to plan and implement appropriate programs suited for the needs of these clients. They should also learn how to evaluate the progress and results of the programs.
General Competences (CG)
Specific Competences (CE)
- To understand the main characteristics of different populations with special needs such as people with osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson or pregnant women.
- To know the appropriate type, intensity, duration and frequency of exercise recommended for populations with special needs such as people with osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson or pregnant women, considering biological differences based for example on gender and other individual characteristics.
- To be able to assess and evaluate fitness condition and psycho-social characteristics of different populations.
- To be able to design, plan, implement and evaluate intervention programs to improve the quality of life of populations with special needs.