TGEA007 Physical Activity and Ageing (2 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Effects of physical activity on functioning in old age
Role of physical activity in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of age-related illnesses
Exercise prescription and instruction in the elderly

Completion methods

Independent study

Assessment details

Book exam 100%

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is able to
- describe the role of exercise and physical activity for the maintenance and improvement of health and functional capacity in aging people.
- understand why elderly people need specific guiding for physical exercise and is able to recognize and describe suitable exercise counseling methods and training modes for older people

Additional information

Spring semester


  • Taylor, A.W. & Johnson, M.J. 2008. Physiology of exercise and healthy aging. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, (274 p.)

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item
Unpublished assessment item