Course: Healthy physical education

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Course title Healthy physical education
Course code KAZ/BHPEQ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise + On-line Activities
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kurková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Definition of the term Remedial Physical Education, health groups. Methodological process in Remedial PE. Methodological principles and methods in Remedial PE. 2. Physical activity and types of movements in Remedial PE (components and phases of movement, balancing exercises, basic starting positions). Organizational form of Remedial PE (teaching unit, home exercise, other forms). 3. Body posture (definition, term specification, biomechanical perspective, main common characteristics of a correct body posture, principles of a correct body posture, significance of a correct body posture). Incorrect body posture (period of most common occurrence of postural defects, internal and external causes). 4. Body posture assessment (method by Klein-Thomas, Bankroft, Mathias, Jaroš and Lomíček), tests of minimum muscular fitness. 5. Postural stereotype (neurophysiological nature of body posture). Postural and phasic muscles. 6. Muscular imbalance. (overall characteristic of muscular imbalance cause and its consequences). 7. Muscular imbalances in the area of pelvis and the lower torso, the upper torso, head and neck, and in the area of lower extremities and its bearing joints. 8. Slack body posture ? overall laxation. Increased thoracic kyphosis. Increased lumbar lordosis. 9. Flat back. Scoliotic body posture. Valgus and varus knee and flat feet. 10. Weakening caused by obesity (the essence of obesity, its formation, causes and consequences, exercise for the obese). 11. Weakening of the respiratory system (formation and causes for respiratory system weakening, suitable and unsuitable exercise). 12. Weakening of the circulatory system (formation and causes of weakening, suitable and unsuitable exercise).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration, Training in job and motor Skils
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at introducing students to the issue of Remedial Physical Education, as a specific form of physical education for health impaired individuals. Contents of the course are divided to an area of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, focused on balancing and developing curriculum. Students are introduced to biological fundamentals of Remedial Health Education, the methodology, basic means of evaluating and testing the musculoskeletal system, focused especially on diagnosing muscular imbalances. Students will be explained the substance and the main causes of muscular imbalance, which must be seen in the lack of movement in everyday life, where static activities such as long-term sitting or one-sided stress predominate, consequently leading to body damage. Students will learn practical skills through which they can rationally eliminate, avoid or at least reduce actuation of effects, deteriorating health condition, and minimize health impairment and strengthen the body. Substantial part is devoted to basic compensation resources and their practical use.


Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test, Systematic Observation of Student, Seminar Work

- elaboration of a seminar thesis on a selected topic - practical output (seminar thesis demonstration) - 80 % participation in tutorials
Recommended literature
  • ČERMÁK, J., CHVÁLOVÁ, O., BOTLÍKOVÁ, V.DVOŘKOVÁ, H. (2000). Záda už mě nebolí.. Praha.
  • Lewit, K. (1996). Manipulační léčba v myoskeletální medicíně. J.A.Barth. Verlag Heidelberg-Leipzig.
  • Rychlíková, E. (1997). Manuální medicína.Průvodce diagnostikou a léčbou vertebrogenních poruch.. Praha: Avicenum.
  • Tichý, M. (2000). Funkční diagnostika pohybového aparátu. Praha: Triton.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Health education with focus on education (BB16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer