Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on SPORT SCIENCES AND MANAGEMENT
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First Semester
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Course description

The course is aimed to educate students about the work safety, giving them the basic knowledge about risks related to sport and physical activity, in order to allow them to play an active role in prevention of these risks.

Knowledge and understanding ability: The student should demonstrate to know and understand health problems linked to health and safety in sport and physical activity settings.

Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension: The student should be able to use his knowledge to manage environmental issues and to avoid health damages when engages his work.

Judgment autonomy: The student should be able to evaluate autonomously the different situations presented by the teacher during the examination and to apply what he learned in the fields of health promotion and prevention, considering the safety.

Communication ability: The student should be able to explain the issues learned in an easy but scientifically correct way, even in the form of a composition.

Learning ability: The student should be able to keep up to date continuously, becoming able to improve and enhance his knowledge about hygiene, prevention and safety through an independent educational path, by referring to texts and publications (also in English language).


The student should have an adequate knowledge of cellular biology, human anatomy and physiology, and a basic knowledge of general, human and environmental hygiene.


Sport and health: physical activity as healthy lifestyle and prevention strategy for the main chronic diseases.

Hygiene and safety in sport: definitions of hazard, risk and injury applied to sport and physical activity.

Regulations about health and safety at work: tasks, duties and responsibilities of workers and employers; the competent doctor and the health monitoring.

Prevenzione e gestione dei rischi nello sport
- competition risks (epidemiology, risk factors and prevention of injuries; the injuries register)
-away game risks (traveller athletes, vaccinations of the athletes).

Health protection in agonistic and non-agonistic activities
-certifications for sport and physical activity
-first aid in sport facilities: the defibrillator.

Diet, supplements and doping
-metabolism and calorie needs in the athletes: training, preparation and competition
-nutritional principles
-nutritional supplements
-the doping: principles and regulations for health protection; epidemiology of doping.

Risk and risk management
-risk management in sport and physical activity: physical, chemical, biological and cross risks
-risk control
-risk communication
-unexpected events and emergencies management; collective panic.

Safety of indoor spaces for sport and physical activity:
-physical, chemical and biological agents related to activities and procedures
-thermic, acoustic and visual wellbeing; principles of bioclimatology.

Quality and safety in facilities for sport and physical activity:
-structural, engineering, organizational and hygienical aspects of sports grounds, gyms, swimming pools, subsidiary spaces and support services, also in school setting
-technical and giuridical elements for the evaluation and certification of the quality of sport facilities.

The role of the movement sciences graduate.

Teaching Methods

Taught lessons and slides available online


Notes provided by the teacher, available at the following url: http://e-scienzemotorie.uniparthenope.it/moodle/course/index.php?categor....

1. Marinelli P, Liguori G, Montemarano A, D’Amora M: Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica. Piccin Nuova Libraria Ed. 2002

2. Brandi G, Liguori G, Romano Spica V. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica per Scienze Motorie. Delfino Ed. 2009

3. Gruppo di Lavoro SItI "Scienze Motorie per la Salute". Il guadagno di salute attraverso la promozione dell'attività fisica. Evidenze scientifiche e attività di campo. Volume a cura di G. Liguori. Società Editrice Universo 2014

Learning assessment

The learning verification is based on an oral examination aimed to evaluate the ability of the student in relating and comparing the different course issues. The aim of the examination is to verify the achievement of the course educational goals.

More information

Lectures are in Italian. The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination.