Course: Spas and wellness

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Course title Spas and wellness
Course code KRL/KLAW
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + On-line Activities
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Schwartzhoffová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Spa introduction - definitions, role, spas and tourism. 2. Historical development of spa tourism. 3. Typology of Czech spa resorts, most significant spas in Europe and in the world. 4. Spa tourism as an economic systém, benefits to the society, legislation around spa tourism. 5. Organization of spas, types of spas treatment. 6. Spa products, services, procedures. 7. Wellness - hotel, spas, beauty wellness. 8. Wellness centres - equipment, locality, certification. 9. Other supplementary services - regeneratin, sport, leisure.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Semestral Work - 15 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 13 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on spas and wellness as two specific forms of tourism. Spa tourism is analysed as a specific field including its history, development, role in the society and economic benefits. The students will learn about the organization of spas, spa topography, spa products, services and procedures including spa wellness. Information about this course was translated to English within the project Internationalization of the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc, No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0028, co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Government of the Czech Republic.
The student will know the main spa towns and resorts in the Czech Republic. The student will know the main indications - i.e. what is cured in which spa. The student will know the content and meaning of the term "wellness".
Prerequisites
Basic principles of tourism - subject of bachelor 's study. Knowledge of basic terminology and orientation in the area of tourism.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Requirements Participation in at least one direct teaching session. Semester paper on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • Bookman, M. Z. (2007). Medical tourism in developing countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Burachovič, S., & Wieser, S. (2001). Encyklopedie lázní a léčivých pramenů v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku. Praha: Libri.
  • Cathala, H. (2007). Wellness: od vnějšího pohybu k vnitřnímu klidu. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • Cohen, M., & Bodeker, G. (2008). Understanding the global spa industry: Spa management. Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Černý, B. V. (1969). Základy ekonomiky lázeňství. Praha: Balnea.
  • Čurda, J. et al. (2007). České lázně a lázeňství. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj.
  • Hall, M. C. (2013). Medical tourism. London: Routledge.
  • Institutu obchodu a cestovního ruchu. (2006). Moderní trendy v hotelnictví - wellness. Praha: MAG Consulting.
  • Knop, K. (1999). Lázeňství: ekonomika a management. Praha: Grada.
  • Křížek, V. (1987). Obrazy z dějin lázeňství. Praha: Avicenum.
  • Lesová, M. (2008). Wellness a hotelové sporty. Praha: Vysoká škola hotelová.
  • Mlejnková, L. (2007). Lazeňství [CD-ROM]. Praha: Oecomica.
  • Poděbradský, J. (2008). Wellness v ČR. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR.
  • Puczkó, L., & Smith, M. (2009). Health and wellness tourism. Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Seifertová, V. (2003). Marketing v lázeňském cestovním ruchu. Praha: Pragoline.


Study plans that include the course
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