UoM Degree Plus Sport, Fun, Health Courses

UoM Degree Plus Sport, Fun, Health Courses

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DGP0828 - Gym 
Offered in Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Period, Year.

Students registering for the Gym unit will be required to complete twenty sessions at the University Sports Complex or any other sports complex. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with various fitness equipment. It is also possible to combine workout sessions with other sports activities such as swimming, football, squash, etc. Apart from working out, all you have to do is fill in the attendance sheet form, available from: www.um.edu.mt/degplus/downloads. The attendance form should be signed by a qualified gym instructor, personal trainer etc. to confirm that you have completed 16 to 20 hours of sports activity. Besides paying for your gym membership you will only need to pay a reduced €5 DegreePlus registration fee at the University MaltaPost Office Branch. Attach the receipt to your attendance sheet and submit to the DegreePlus Office.

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DGP0831: Weightlifting 
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Olympic-style Weightlifting and its two disciplines - the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk - are feats of explosive strength, flexibility and speed, as well as being highly technical, providing an insight into sharply explosive movements performed with optimal timing, coordination, and power. This combination makes the sport very popular among strength, fitness and conditioning coaches and athletes from various sports due to the benefits that this specific training can provide. Recently the popularity of Cross Fit has proven this: Cross Fit has combined the Olympic lifts along with various circuit training as well as gymnastics, proving that weightlifting is a perfect opportunity to build the optimum modern athlete.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0833:  Circuit Training 
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

A student’s daily life involves numerous hours sitting at a desk, hunched over a book or keyboard. Small wonder that many end up with chronic back or neck pain. A regular routine of stretching and exercises can help to prevent these problems. This routine also helps improve body composition, muscular strength and circulation. This course will give you help getting started on this routine. Learn the proper technique for the various exercises and get stronger slowly and sensibly. The course involves 8 sessions (2 hrs per session) that only utilize body weight without any need of sophisticated equipment to attain a nicer, fitter physique. Equipment required: a good pair of running or cross-training shoes, comfortable clothes, a large towel and a skipping rope.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays. 

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DGP0834:  Box Fitness 
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This is a Fitness Class designed to energize your mind, body & soul. In this class you will get a full fitness cardio work out using the methods of boxing & aerobic fitness designed for all levels. Such methods used are: Skipping, on the spot; Jogging, Squats, Crunches, Sit Ups, Punch Outs, Twists, Jump plus much more. So for a full Cardio fitness workout, that will leave your body energized and ready for more, please don’t delay join today.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0836: Aikido 
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Traditional Aikido is a true martial art that relies on the balance between body, mind, and spirit and utilizes the energy of your attacker in neutralizing him or her without causing harm. Learn this true art via this introductory course taught by qualified instructors.

Sessions will be held on Fridays.

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DGP0838: Rowing
Offered Semester 1, Semester 2 and Year.

The University of Malta Rowing Club invites you to be part of this new and exciting venture. Training will be provided through general fitness sessions, indoor rowing on our state of the art Concept2 ergometers, on-water rowing on our 8+ boats which have recently acquired from the University of Oxford's Exeter College Boat Club through the help of FISA.  You may also wish to gain essential leadership and organisational skills by getting involved in the running of the Club, be part of the Executive and/or help in the organisation of events, etc. For further details please contact the Degree+ coordinator or UoM Rowing.

Sessions will be held either Wednesdays or Fridays.

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DGP0839: MFSA Self Defense
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2

M.F.S.A stands for Multi Style Fighting Arts. In this class you will learn realistic Self Defense moves, taken from a number of different Martial Art Styles, designed to help your mind and body react quickly & safely in a Hostile Situation. So if you wish to learn a new exciting self defense then please don’t delay come along & join your day.

Sessions will be held Fridays. 

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DGP0841: Introduction to Sport Climbing
Offered in Semester 1

This unit is intended for students who have limited previous experience of climbing, perhaps from a taster session, and would like to learn the basics of the sport in a more formal manner. Students who have never tried climbing before are also welcome, as all necessary skills will be covered. It is still recommended that following completion of this course, participants should seek to climb with more experienced partners to continue to build on their practical skill.

Theory Sessions will be held on Wednesdays 19th October and 2 November 2016 from 12:00 to 14:00.

Practical Sessions will be held on Saturdays 22nd October, 5th/19th November and 3rd December 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (weather permitting)

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DGP0843: Introduction to Pilates
Offered in Semester 2.

Pilates technique was developed by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) over the long course of his engagement with the body. Class time will be devoted to a series of matt exercises. Requiring no equipment other than a foam matt, you will progressively learn a repertory of movement that you can practice at home, before sporting activities, or as part of your regular workout. Although focusing on the ‘core’ abdominal muscles, Pilates guides students toward greater stability, strength, flexibility, and safe movement.

Pilates is intended for all body types and most states of health. Your instructor will regularly provide alternatives if a particular movement or technique does not agree with you. More advanced options will also be provided for students already familiar with Pilates or wanting an intensified workout.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0856: Badminton
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Badminton is a great sport for all those people that want to get fit and active, it involves hitting a shuttlecock, a cone-shaped projectile that moves differently to a ball. It is able to reach much higher speed than a ball, makes for a fast-paced game, making badminton the ideal sport for those who like to be kept on their toes.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0857: Swimming
Offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Students will have the opportunity to learn four main strokes used in competition and recreation swimming. The Front Crawl; Back Crawl; Breast Stroke and Butterfly stroke. At the end of the course students will have mastered all these techniques. Sessions are held at the National Swimming Pool Complex.

Sessions will be held on Fridays. 

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DGP0903: Empowerment Course in Mental Health**
Offered in Semester 2.

This course will attempt to help participants understand mental illness and allow them to develop skills, in problem solving and communication strategies that help the person affected recover a better quality of life. This course is intended for family members and all those working in the mental health sector. Students only need to pay a €5 DegreePlus registration fee. This course is not held at UoM. This unit is offered by third parties— Mental Health Association — and will be delivered in Maltese.

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DGP0907: Mindfulness Meditation
Offered in Semester 1.

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founding Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an adapted programme during which you will learn the basic techniques of mindfulness and how this can help reduce your stress, and sharpen your focus. There will be an introductory session after which participants can confirm their interest.

Lectures will be held on Fridays. 

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** IMPORTANT: These units are offered by third parties and are recognised & accredited by DegreePlus. The University of Malta shall not be held responsible for the content and/or delivery of such units and shall not be held liable for any claims, demands or actions that may arise out of the content and/or delivery of these units.

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