Theoretical basis of sport and physical activity training, and theoretical basis of motor learning

ledph1030  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Theoretical basis of sport and physical activity training, and theoretical basis of motor learning
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
45.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Sports training is a multifactorial structured process (content, methods, organization, evaluation, planification) that includes the learning of complex technical movements. The main topics presented in this teaching unit are : - part A (30h), the biological dimension : development of basic physical capacities of strength, speed, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. - part B (15h), principal models in motor control and learning, motor learning variables, and practical applications will be presented.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Part A : The students will understand the theoretical foundations of training strategies for improving performance in non competitive physical activities as well as in individual and collective sports. They will be able to correctly analyse usual practices in sports and physical activities. (part A) Part B : the students will acquire theoretical references in motor learning, useful for their professional practices.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1. Introduction 2. The sporting performance 3. The process of drive 4. Principles of drive 5. Methodology and planning of drive 6. Physiological bases of drive 7. The drive of physical qualities basic 8. The drive of the driving and cognitive skills 9. Determinants of the performance
Other information
Pre-requisite Evaluation Support Supervision Others
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Motor skills : General