ECTS sports 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. Requirement for taking the exam is 75% attendance of the course.

Methods of work

  • Lectures: 10 hrs.
  • Tutorial: 50 hrs.
  • Individual work: 30 hrs.


The exam is scored from 110 in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana. Theoretical (30%) and practical (70%) exam.


Skiing equipment: snowboard, boots, skiing clothes, helmet.

Content of ECTS sports subject

The basic content of the ECTS sports subject is linked to acquiring practical and theoretical knowledge of snowboarding for both the beginners as well as students with a good snowboarding background. In the autumn, an introductory lecture will be published on preparations and the choice of appropriate and the best affordable snowboarding equipment for different categories of boarders (beginners, ones with more snowboarding knowledge, etc.).

The practical part of the program will be held in the compact form of a few-day course, where the work on snow will be carried out in, according to the knowledge background, homogeneous groups led by the highest professionally qualified snowboard instructors. Participants will try to achieve advances in snowboarding techniques based on the selection of the most effective ways of learning according to their skills and knowledge background (intermediary and corrective exercises, use of assistive devices, individual-group work, etc.). Upon completion of practical work on the snow, every day, organized within the groups led by teachers, there will be an analysis of video recordings of performances of each individual snowboarder. Using the video camera is a very effective part of the teaching process, in particular regarding the correction of deficiencies in snowboarding technique. On the last day, the ECTS sports subject will also include examination of practical knowledge of candidates. For all the present candidates this will mean the completion of the ECTS sports subject and eligibility for acquiring 3 credits points (CP).

Objectives and competences

  • The primary purpose is to educate students from all faculties in the field of snowboarding
  • The basic objective is to provide adequate knowledge of this discipline and to interest students in creating a permanently active attitude towards the sport as a compensatory activity alongside study and work
  • Raising awareness about the values of sport and thus influencing the formation of positive attitudes to sport and getting used to a healthy lifestyle
  • Eliminating and preventing the consequences of the lack of movement, concern for the improvement of mental and physical fitness, health promotion and creative use of leisure time
  • To acquaint students with trends in skiing and snowboarding, e.g. freestyle

Specific (course related) competences:

  • Informative acquaintance with the basic rules of snowboarding and preparation for the first steps on the snow
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment for snowboarding (snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, gloves, etc.) for different categories of snowboarders
  • Acquiring and mastering the basic forms of sliding (adaptation to snowboard and basic positions, sliding, lateral and oblique sliding, etc.)
  • Acquiring and mastering the beginner forms of snowboarding (half turns, the basic turn, linking turns, etc.)
  • Mastering the advanced forms of snowboarding (basic turns by adjusting the curb in a narrower or wider corridor, reverse turns, sliding backwards, etc.)
  • Introduction to more demanding implementations of curb turns, reverse sliding turns and jumping
  • Knowledge of safety on the slopes, and awareness of responsibility in ski traffic.

Intended learning outcomes

Understanding the concepts, laws, phenomena, structures, processes, relationships and procedures in snowboarding;

The creation of rational and emotional attitudes towards physical effort, knowledge of the theory of active rest and methods for regeneration of the body;

Using the acquired knowledge in everyday life and to compensate for the negative effects of unilateral load during the study;

Own understanding of theory and practical experience: through the acquired knowledge, to ensure greater quality of life and greater study efficiency;

Skill in using domestic and foreign literature, the use of teaching aids, identification and problem solving, critical analysis, reflection on the read literature and teamwork


  • Videmšek, D., Guček, A. in sodelavci (2003). Smučanje danes. Ljubljana: Smučarska zveza Slovenije. / Skiingtoday. Ljubljana: Ski Associaton of Slovenia.
  • Interna literatura demo vrste ZUTS. /Internal kind of demo literature demoof ZUTS
  • Komisija za deskanje pri ZUTS - obnovljeno gradivo za kadrovske tečaje 2007/08. / Commission for Snowboarding at ZUTS - renewed material for staff courses 2007/08.