Course code SpoZ1001

Credit points 1

Sport I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures2

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes30

Independent study hours8

Date of course confirmation26.01.2021

Responsible UnitLatvia University of Agriculture Sports Centre

Course developers

author lect.

Jānis Vītols

Mg. paed.

author lect.

Inta Alksne

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical knowledge and develops practical skills of the students. The human body is designed to be physical active. The theoretical knowledge deals with the physiological impact of physical exercises on the bodys familiarises students with competition rules and principles of their proper organization. The practical classes strengthen the student skills and facilitate development of their physical condition and health of students, the programme offers opportunities to go for different kinds of sport in accordance with the capabilities and interests of the students.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - complements theoretical and practical understanding about performed movement and needed comprehensive muscle development, lecture.
Skills - learns various movements, which contributes to development of co-ordination and increase of movement experience, practical classes. Understands abilities of own movement and its shortcomings, practical classes.

Competence - acquires understanding about the importance of physical activity for improving and strengthening health, practical classes.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. Introductory lecture – the study subject, its tasks and goals. The need for comprehensive movements and muscle development, lecture, 2h.
2. Functional fitness testing – practical classes , 2 h.
3. Learning and developing practical skills and proficiency in a selected sport – practical classes, 24 h.

4. Testing of practical skills and proficiency in a selected sport – practical classes, 4 h.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Attendance of practical classes, functional tests, participation in student competitions,health and sporting events, refereing of student competitions.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation for testing of practical skills and proficiency in a selected sport.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

1. The course’s pass mark consists of practical classes attendance, which must be at least 85% from the total number of practical classes.

2. In addition, the performance in testing of physical abilities and testing in a selected sport will be taken in account.

Compulsory reading

1. Apinis P. Cilvēks - anatomija, fizioloģija, pataloģijas pamati. Rīga: Nacionālais medicīnas apgāds, 2005. ISBN 9984927903.
2. Ābele A. (2018) RaKa . Sporta psiholoģija: teorija un prakse, 344 lpp.ISBN 978-9984-46-377-3
3. Fernāte A. Sporta treniņu teorijas pamati. I un II daļa. Rīga: LSPA, 2002.
4. Pulev J., Milroy P. Running Anatomy. 2010. 200 p.
5. Trenera rokasgrāmata (2006.) Treneru tālākizglītības centrs, 312 lpp., ISBN 9984199258
6. Mc Leod I. Swimming anatomy. 2010. 193 p.

7. Servell D., Watkin P., Murray G. Sport and Exercise Science. 2012. 376 p

Further reading

1. Ābele A. Sporta psiholoģijas pamati. Rīga: RaKa, 2009. 296 lpp.
2. Ābele A. Vispusīgās fiziskās sagatavotības trenera rokasgrāmata + CD. Latvijas Treneru tālākizglītības centrs. Rīga, 2015. 240 lpp.
3. Logina I. Muguras sāpes. Rīga: Nacionālais apgāds, 2006. 368 lpp.
4. Krauksts V. Muskuļu trenēšanas bioloģiskie pamati. Rīga: Drukātava, 2006. 130 lpp.
5. Guidelines for Exercises Testing and Prescription. 10 th Edition. American College of Sports medicine (ACSM’s). 2017. 472 p.
6. Kluver W. Introduction to Exercise Science. American College of Sports medicine (ACSM’s). 2nd Edition. 2014. 496 p.

7. Peterson F. K., Provance G. P., Rodgers M., Romani W. Testing Muscles and Function with Posture and Pain. 2018. 560 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Sporta avīze.
2. Sporto.
3. Veselība. ISSN 1407-804X
4. Treneru izglītība.


Compulsory course is included in bachelor's study programme for all faculties.