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350061 FS MB1I - Specialization Course Research Seminar Advanced Course in Fitness Assesment (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

Studierende des European Masters in Public Health & Physical Activity aus Rom haben Vorrang für die Teilnahme an dieser Lehrveranstaltung!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English



07.6.2021 09:00-12:00 preliminary talk: Wessner, Tschan; 14:00-17:00 Tschan
11.6.2021 10:00-17:00 Nimmerrichter
14.6.2021 09:00-12:00 Tschan
18.6.2021 10:00-17:00 Nimmerichter
21.6.2021 10:00-17:00 Tschan

On full-time appointments there will be a lunch break of about 1-2 hours.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Objectives: To provide advanced methods to assess physical fitness

Contents: Guidelines for training prescription, athropometry, posturography, mobility testing, stremgth assessment, endurance assessment,

Assessment and permitted materials

Subtasks to be fulfilled by the students related to the individual chapters (one chapter corresponds to a student’s workload of 1 ECTS = 25 hrs each.

Deadline to all services/elements required for grading is 30th of September 2017. In the case of a negative grade, a commission examination is not permitted and the visit to the course is to be repeated. Legal basis: Satzung der Universität Wien §10 (4, 5, 6).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each chapter will contribute to the overall grading with 20% each (each individual task will be rated in accordance with the following rating schem (1 = excellent: 90-100%); (2 = good: 80-89.9%); (3 = fair: 66 -79.9%); (4 = sufficient: 50 – 65.9%); (5 = failed < 50%)

Examination topics

Reading list

Basic Literature:

American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 8th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2009

Swain DP. Leutholz BC. Exercise Prescription 2nd ed - A Case Study Approach to the ACSM Guidelines. Human Kinetics 2007

Heyward VH. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription. Human Kinetics 6th ed. 2010

Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines. (The British Organisation of Sport and Exercise Science Guide) Eds. Winter et al. Volume 1 and 2 Routledge Taylor and Francis Group 2009

Reiman MP & Manske RC. Functional testing in Human Performance. Human Kinetics Human Kinetics 2009

Association in the course directory


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