ECTS  subject


Course type

Extracurricular activity

Number of ECTS CP


Study programme

ECTS credit points can be obtained for the first or the second cycle of the study programme.


Enrolment in the first or the second cycle of a study programme of the University of Ljubljana.

Recommend preliminary visits to various types of group fitness exercise.

Methods of work

  • Lectures: 10 hrs.
  • Tutorial: 50 hrs.
  • Individual work: 60 hrs.


Practical exam (60%), Theoretical exam (40%). The success of the exam is rated from 5-10 in accordance with the Statute of UL.



Content of ECTS subject

  • Definition of group fitness exercises , its manifestations
  • effects of functional exercise (FE) on the cardiovascular system, neuromuscular and energy system, body weight, 
  •  The impact of FE on the development of different motor skills; with the use of different movement structures and equipment
  • Structure and characteristics of music and rhythm 
  • Planning exercise (type, intensity, duration, frequency of exercise) 
  • The technique of movement structures in aerobic exercise and their integration in the choreography 
  • Basic kinesiology of strength exercises
  • Stretching and other methods of flexibility

Objectives and competences

The general objectives:
  • Raising awareness about the values of sport, its influence on positive attitudes to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Eliminating and preventing the consequences of a lack of exercise or concern for the improvement of mental
  • and physical abilities, health promotion and creative use of leisure time.
Subject-specific competencies:
  • • Proficiency in basic requirements of functional exercise
  • • Preservation and development of cultural traditions, the acquisition of attitudes towards exercise as the basic elements of quality of life.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Students acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to successfully lead a functional exercise program 
  • Students know basic techniques of performing movement structures and exercises for strength, both without, and using accessories


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