85037 - Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity

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  • Teacher Andrea Ceciliani

  • Learning modules Andrea Ceciliani (Modulo 1)
    Roberta Lo Vecchio (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-EDF/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Exercise and Sport Sciences (cod. 8766)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Student's basic knowledge at the end of the course:

  • the methodological, didactic-organizational and relational aspects that characterize the areas of motor prevention in developmental age, adult and elderly, in different application fields: education, sport, work, leisure time, outdoor life.
  • The preventive strategies in relation to safety, health and well-being, in different age groups and contexts.
  • The priority objectives of prevention aimed at child development, adolescence and adulthood .
  • The basic elements of posture and postural control in various age groups.
  • The various types of deficits: physical, intellectual, relational and  sensory.
  • The teaching techniques and tools for the management of physical activity, physical exercise, with people who require special adaptations.

Student's basic skills at the end of the course:

  • To modulate the activities, in the various age groups, in relation to the preventive problems.
  • To  organize activities in compliance with the fundamental preventive rules.
  • To use the communication in an appropriate way for an optimal relationship with the people assigned to it.
  • To plan and to evaluate the activities in various contexts and with different disabilities.
  • To use the right relationship strategy compared to people with various types of deficits.


Course contents

Preventive activity

Prevention concept and classification.  Prevention and healthy lifestyle. Education as the first frontier of prevention. Prevention in physical activity, in physical education, in sport (child-youth-adult). Emotional-affective prevention (styles and motivational orientation). Posture concept. Prevention and posture. Prevention and posture in physical exercise and in sports. Instruments and tools for postural observation.The postural chains and postural control. Organic-physical prevention. Physiology of the musculoskeletal system applied to prevention: shoulder, pelvis, knee and ankle.

Adapted activity

Adapted activity concept. Concept of deficit and handicap. The spectrum of disability and functional classifications. Adapted  physical and sport activities. Integrated sport. Adapted Activity for the following disabilities: CNS injury; people with amputations; sensory disabilities (acquired and non-acquired); intellectual and relational deficits. TThe Paralympic sport. International organizations for adapted activity and Paralympic sport. Health protection for disabled people. Case analysis.


The materials will be provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons

Cooperative Learning


Assessment methods

Written test. The Test consisting of 30 multiple choice questions. The evaluation criteria are: 1 point for each correct question; -0.50 points to the wrong questions; 0 points to questions not answered. The test is considered outdated with a score of 18/30.

  Evaluation of Cooperative Learning for students who participated in it

Teaching tools


Dossier production.

Group work.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Ceciliani

See the website of Roberta Lo Vecchio