The impact of specialtyon the knowledge of physical activity and sports of varna medical college students

The impact of specialtyon the knowledge of physical activity and sports of varna medical college students

Author: 
Silviya Filkova, Tsvetelina Tarpomanova and Krasimira Laleva
Abstract: 

Physical activity is a substantial factor for mental and physical development of each person. The optimal physical activity plays an importantrole in the prevention of socially significant diseases. The aim of this article is to study the impact of specialty on the knowledge of physicalactivity and sports among students from two specialties from the Medical College of Varna. The study includes 76 students from Varna Medical College from the following specialties “Inspector of Public Health” (IPH) and “Rehabilitator”. Study results indicate that most students are notfamiliar with the optimal norms for physical activity 56.6% (n=43). More than a half of students – 52.6% (n=40) claimed that physical activity is anessential element for healthy lifestyle. There is no statistically significant difference in terms of awareness and sport activities of studentsfrom both study groups. Indeed, there is a need to raise awareness about physical activity with a focus on optimal age norms.

Paper No: 
1231