73909 - Evaluation in Sport

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

A complete understanding of motor evaluation and testing methods is necessary to plan individual training, assess the efficacy of training programs, and for talent identification. Furthermore, motor assessments and tests are important methodological tools in applied research, both in the field and laboratory protocols. This course aims to provide the students a complete knowledge of motor tests, regarding their theoretical foundations, influencing factors, and source of measurements errors

Course contents

  • Introduction to sports evaluation
  • Characteristics of tests
  • Test administration and data analysis
  • Evaluation of aerobic endurance: determination of the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds
  • Evaluation of aerobic endurance: determination of the maximum oxygen uptake
  • Evaluation of anaerobic endurance
  • Evaluation of strength
  • Evaluation of power
  • Evaluation of strength and power endurance
  • Evaluation of speed and repeated-sprint ability
  • Evaluation of agility
  • Evaluation of stability, balance and coordination
  • Evaluation of mobility
  • Evalutazion of sports skills and tactics


Slides used during the lectures will be made available.

Students can also use the following books to consolidate and expand on the topics treated in the lectures:

  • Fukuda D. (2019). Assessments for sport and athletic performance. Champaign: Human Kinetics
  • Miller T. (a cura di) (2012). NSCA’s guide to tests and assessments. Champaign: Human Kinetics
  • Roi G.S. (a cura di) (2010). Test fisiologici per lo sport e l’attività fisica. Perugia: Calzetti Mariucci
  • Tanner R., Gore C. (a cura di) (2012). Physiological tests for elite athletes. Champaign: Human Kinetics

Teaching methods

Fronctal lectures, practical lessons and laboratory activities

Assessment methods

Written examination, consisting of 32 multiple-choice questions (5 possible answers only one of which is correct), awarded with 1 point (correct answer), 0 points (answer not given), - 0.25 points (incorrect answer)

Teaching tools

The following field/laboratory practical lessons will be offered:

1. Tests for determining the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds

2. Tests for estimating the the maximum oxygen uptake

3. Anaerobic endurance tests

4. Strenght tests

5. Power tests

6. Strength/power endurance tests

7. Speed and repeated-sprint ability tests

8. Agility tests 

9. Stability, balance and coordination tests

10. Analysis of physical testing data 

Office hours

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