University of Ljubljana

Fakulteta za šport

Kinesiology – basic data about the programme

Type and name of programme:

Bachelor’s university study programme Kinesiology.
 

Professional title:

Professional title gained in the study programme: BACHELOR OF KINESIOLOGY (UNIVERSITY). Abbreviated title BK.
 

Duration of the programme:

The programme lasts for 6 semesters (3 years) and totals 180 CP.
 

Definition of the basic aims of the programme:

Education of kinesiologists for the work in the fitness preparation programmes Education of kinesiologists for the work in the programmes of fitness centres Education of kinesiologists for the work in the programmes of sport and tourism Education of kinesiologists for the work in the preventive health programmes
 

General competences gained in the course of the programme:

  • Ability to work in a team and communicate well
  • Flexible use of knowledge in practice
  • Knowledge of institutional demands of the professional field (appropriate legislation, professional organization)
  • Knowledge of general pedagogic, andragogical and didactic strategies of action
  • Knowledge of ethics and codices of the professional field
  • General organizational abilities
  • IT literacy
  • Communication in foreign language
  • Knowledge of first aid
     

Course-specific competences gained in the course of the programme:

  • Understanding of anthropological and kinesiological bases of sport
  • Knowledge of biopsychosocial characteristics of individual age groups and sexes
  • Knowledge of health aspects of physical load
  • Knowledge of physiological aspects of physical load
  • Knowledge of basic biomechanical aspects of physical load
  • Knowledge of general pedagogic, andragogical and didactic aspects of sports practice
  • Ability to plan, carry out and control the practice which exerts influence on the motor and functional abilities and physical characteristics of healthy persons
  • Mastering suitable diagnostic procedures in the professional area
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of healthy diet and ability to give advice on the use of dietary supplements in connection with practice and healthy way of life
  • Ability to draw up a preventive practice programme and to cooperate in rehabilitation of some typical problems of the motor system (obesity, backache, knee, shoulder and ankle pains)
  • Knowledge of basic characteristics of work and everyday loads
  • Knowledge of general didactics of sports educational process
  • Knowledge of physical and motor development
  • Mastering the demonstration and didactics of individual motor and sports elements used in physical preparation
  • Mastering the methods for the regeneration after physical load
  • Organizational abilities and knowledge needed to perform sports practice
  • Qualifications needed to pedagogically lead individuals and groups during practice
  • Knowledge of water rescue
  • Ability to work with state-of-the-art practice technologies
  • Knowledge of the basics of research work in the professional area