CURRICULUM VITAE

STEFANO MARIANI

 

INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN « HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY » at the University of the Study of Rome «Foro Italico»

MODULE 1 - Biomedical Issues in Health and Exercise

- Biomechanics andmotion analysis: mechanical principles and methods

- Methods of fitness assessment in health-enhancing physical activity: principles, methodology and Innovative Systems

- Principles of Fitness/Wellness;Health benefits of endurance training

- Locomotor apparatus (bones) adaptation in responseto health-enhancing physical exercise

- Descriptive statistics:

- The neural control of force

- Influence of training on agonist-antagonist coactivation

- Energy metabolism during exercise: methodological considerations

- Muscle strength assessment and testing

- Neuromuscular adaptation in muscles and tendons in response to health-enhancing Physical Activity

- Genetics and Physical Activity in Health and Disease

- Medical risks of substance abuse

- Genetic variability inhealth and disease

- Genetic basis ofmovement-related disorders: monofactorial diseases

- Molecular adaptation to health-enhancing Physical Activity

- Nutrition and metabolism in health and exercise

- Human nutrition in health, diseases, development and aging: basic principles.

- Human nutrition in health, diseases, development and aging: practical application

- Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health outcomes from an epidemiological perspective

- Physical activity and neurodegenerative diseases

- Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

- Neuroendocrine adaptation to physical exercise

- Health promotion throughout physical activity: state of the art and perspectives

MODULE 2 - Changing Behaviour towards a lifelong active Lifestyle: from childhood to adulthood

- Physical activity & sport as social phenomena

- Socio-pedagogical issues in health-enhancing Physical Activity

- Enhancing physical activity: Towards a social-ecological approach

- Effective interventions to enhance physical activity in young children and adolescents: A review

- Social impact of physical activity programs in emergency and special conditions

- Physical and Mental Wellbeing for vulnerable or social disadvantaged groups/ youth

- Introduction to Psychology and Physical Activity

- Health Psychology and Physical Activity in elderly populations

- Models of Health Behavior Change

- Psychological Determinants of Physical Activity

- Physical Activity and Optimal Brain Functioning

- Social Cognitive Models of Behavioral Change

- Effects of physical activity and exercise on mental health and cognitive processes

- Biology and Genetics of growth and development

- The power of sport to promote development and peace: implementing physical activity projects in disadvantage communities

- Motor Behaviour

- Motor development and cognition

- Practice in motor development and cognition

- Exercise training in children

- Physical activity, fitness and children’s health

- Physical activity, fitness and children’s health: practical applications

- Settings based promotion of Physical activity among children and youth – from evidence to practice

MODULE 3 - Movement Therapy and Physical Activity for Elderly and Special Population

- Aquatherapy

- Sensomotoric system

- Gait Training and Coordination                 

- Injuries of the Lower Extremities. Exercise: Theory & Practical applications

- Injuries of the Lower Extremities - Practical applications

- Injuries of the Upper Extremities, Systemic Diseases

- Injuries of the Upper Extremities, Systemic Diseases - Practical applications

- Practical applications: Injuries of the Upper Extremities 

- Prevention of sports injuries

- Practical application of motor learning in injury prevention 

- Basics of disabled sports

- ”Small games” and modifications for heterogeneous groups (practical)     

- Musculo-skeletaldisorders and sports activity Joint diseases: acute and overuse injuries

- Functional evaluation following ACL reconstruction  

- “IN SITU” EXPERIENCE : Villa Stuart Clinic Musculo-skeletal orders and sports activity

- Cancer and Sport

- Biology and Genetics of Aging    

- Introduction to the module; Physical dimensions and individual differences with age

- Neuromuscolar changes with aging

- Functional ability - testing procedures and association with adverse health outcomes

- Exercise in old age - transferability from muscle & physical function to self-reported outcomes

- Nutrition and healthy aging

- Nutrition and healthy aging - practical exercise  

- Testing functional ability

- Aging in the sensoty system and postural control

- Exercise prescription in aging population

- Exercise and cognition in older adults

- Exercise and cognition in older adults: practical aspects

- Aging and the dynamical systems approach to complexity and biological coordination in the neuro-musculo-skeletal system

MODULE 4 - Research Methodology

- Scientific Method and research Ethics in Sport and movement sciences

- Research methods in in sport sciences:  knowledge and methodology    

- Structuring your scientific report                

- Validity, reliability,sensitivity, relevance & Literature search

- Literature search methods

- Qualitative research methods in sport science

- Practical work  - insight into relevant literature      

- Key Elements of a research proposal and study designs  

- Practical work – planning of a research proposal

- Research methods & statistics for the social sciences: theory and application   

- From anthropometry to biotechnology:  research application in sport sciences

- Biotechnology and sport science research: Practical applications

- Skeletal muscle as an immuno- endocrine organ: methodological approaches      

- Inferential statistics

- Reporting research results

- Hands-on practice using experimental data: Descriptive statics, Inferential statistics, Written and oral presentation   

- Epidemiology and statistics in health related sciences: theory and practice 

SPECIALISATION

  1. Children: Physical Activity in education, growth, development and maturation, and in relation to health and prevention, disease or disability, from childhood to young adulthood.
  2. Adults: Physical Activity and lifestyle for health and prevention, fitness & wellness, in the general population of average healthy adults, and in special groups with disease or disability.
  3. Elderly: Physical Activity in relation to health and prevention, fitness & wellness, as well as personal expression, and coping with age problems, disease or disability in the elderly.
  4. Musculo-skeletal disorders and sports activity joint diseases.
  5. Psycho-pedagogic aspects of preventive physical activity.

INTENSIVE ERASMUS PROGRAMS

  • March 2014: « Moving in old age » in Odense, Denmark at the University of Southern Denmark. Physical Activity for elderly people in order to prevent and reverse the osteoporosis, sarcopenia conditions and improve the quality of life.
  • May 2014: « Applied biomechanics » in Vienna, Austria at the Zentrum für Sportwissenschaft und Universitätssport, Universität Wien. Motion analysis and biomechanical issues in sport training.
  • October 2014 « Knee traumatology » in Rome, Italy at the Villa Stuart clinic. Medical assessment and rehabilitation after knee injuries.

FINAL THESIS

Scientific literature review: ancestral lifestyle applied in prevention and recovery from non-communicable diseases

Title:
Back to the origin of human lifestyle: is Paleodiet plus exercise training a reasonable choice for health promotion? 

 

BACHELOR DEGREE IN SPORT SCIENCE at The University of the Study of Rome “Foro Italico”

Bachelor Degree: acquired Knowledge

  • GENERAL AND HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • GENERAL AND HUMAN BIOCHEMESTRY
  • APPLIED ANATOMY
  • ANTROPOMETRY
  • HUMAN AND SPORT FISIOLOGY
  • BASE OF THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
  • ADAPTED AND PREVENTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • BIOMECHANICS
  • TRAUMATOLOGY
  • ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • SPORT MEDICINE
  • TRAINING THEORY AND METHODOLOGY
  • SPORT PHYLOSOPHY AND OLIMPIC EDUCATION
  • GENERAL AND SPORT PSICOLOGY
  • DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIO PSYCOLOGY
  • GENERAL AND SPORT PEDAGOGY
  • SPECIAL PEDAGOGY