Sports Club for Health (SCforH) Textbook

Pedisic, Zeljko ORCID: 0000-0003-2886-3556, Koski, Pasi, Kokko, Sami, Oja, Pekka, Savola, Jorma, Lane, Aoife, Hartmann, Herbert, Geidne, Susanna, Rakovac, Marija, Livson, Matleena, Bělka, Jan, Benedičić Tomat, Saška, Broms, Lovisa, Chen, Si-Tong, De Grauwe, Guy, Em, Sowannry, Háp, Pavel, Heimer, Stjepan, Kudláček, Michal, Matolić, Tena, Raoof Memon, Aamir, Mitić, Dušan, Podnar, Hrvoje, Regan, Colin, Rešetar, Monika, Seghers, Jan, Titze, Sylvia, Van Hoye, Aurélie, Veress, Réka and Jurakić, Danijel (2021) Sports Club for Health (SCforH) Textbook. Research Report. Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


Sports clubs and associations are suitable settings for health promotion. Sports Club for Health approach is a way to promote health in sports organisations1 by offering high-quality, health-enhancing sports activities. The approach is defined by seven core principles that you will learn about later in this textbook. By adopting these principles, a sports organisation can ensure it effectively promotes health as part of its standard practice. This textbook has been developed specifically for current and future stakeholders in the sports setting. These include: - individuals who are involved in sports organisations, such as directors, elected trustees, paid officials, coaches, instructors, and members; - policymakers and other people who promote sports, physical activity, and health; - physical educators; - students and teachers in higher education courses related to physical education, health promotion, sports, and exercise. By reading this textbook, you will learn: - how the Sports Club for Health movement developed, as well as its current status in the European context; - what defines the Sports Club for Health approach; - the guiding principles of the Sports Club for Health approach; - the benefits that sports organisations and their individual members can reap when they adopt the Sports Club for Health approach; - physical activity recommendations for different age groups; - the health benefits of sports and physical activity; - and how to apply the Sports Club for Health approach within a sports organisation.

Item type Monograph (Research Report)
Edition 1st
Official URL
ISBN 9789533170732
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4206 Public health
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Health and Sport
Keywords health-enhancing sports activities, health promotion, Sports Club for Health approach
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