Course detail

Ergonomics of sport and physical activities

CESA-SESPAcad. year: 2020/2021

Ergonomic principles were established in order to protect human health and safety. In sport, the quality of performance is regarded too. To meet these requirements, it is essential to distinguish specific risk factors in the sport discipline and to find effective way of performing the acitivity with respect to individual physiological limits and abilities. In the course, the students will learn to understand the ergonomic principles, their application in sport activities and with the procedure in risk factors identification.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Abolvents are able to construct the checklists and other tools of investigation of the risk factors in sport and physical activities. They are able to analyze the data and suggest a procedure to eliminate the risk factors or minimalize their influence. Thus, they create a potential to protect the health of persons involved as well as enhance and sustain the quality of performance of the athlete.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

REILLY, T. Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activities, 1st Edition, Champaign Illinois: Human Kinetics: 2010 (CS)
REILLY, T. Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activities, 1st Edition, Champaign Illinois: Human Kinetics: 2010 (CS)
BÁTOROVÁ, M., BRŮŽKOVÁ, L. a ŠOPÍKOVÁ, J. Pohybové aktivity při zdravotním omezení. 1. vydání, Brno: Centrum sportovních aktivit Vysokého učení technického v Brně, 2013 (CS)
ŠOPÍKOVÁ, J., KLIMPERA, L. O ergonomii v akademickém prostředí, 1. vydání, Brno: Centrum sportovních aktivit Vysokého učení technického v Brně, 2015 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

lectures, workshops; distance education: e-learning, webinars, online consultations

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students will conduct an ergonomic audit in specific sport acitivity according to his or her choice. Oral and written report will be submitted.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The themes
1. Ergonomics- principals and critera
2. Ergonomics in sport activities I - key subjects
3. Ergonomics in sport activities II - perspectives
4. The risk factors I - internal environment
5. The risk factors II - external environment, life style
6. Risk factor identification I - general and specific checklists
7. Risk factor identification II - instruments
8. Ergonomics of specific sport activities I - walking, running, swimming
9. Ergonomics of specific sport activities II - cycling, in-line skateing, scooters, nordic walking, in the gym, skiing, gymnastics, racket, bat or club disciplines, horse riding
10. Sport equipment and surfaces
11. Specific groups I - children and youth, seniors, pregnancy, after delivery
12. Specific groups II - physical limitations

Aims

The course focuses on the application of ergonomic principles in sport akctivities, both individual and team, with respect to the level and enhancement of performace and with the emphasis on safety and prevention of injuries.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

optional

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-STC Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning