ECTS sports subject


Course type

Extracurricular activity

Number of



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 (50%) and practical (50%) exam.


Harness, climbing shoes, helmet, devices for the protection and climbing rope

Content of ECTS sports subject

  • The history and organization of sport climbing: the beginnings of sport climbing, milestones of sport climbing development, famous sport climbers, the commission for sport climbing within the Alpine Association of Slovenia
  • Types and rules of sport climbing: sport climbing definition, sport climbing disciplines and their rules; Competitions on artificial climbing walls: school competitions, competitions with adjusted rules, categories and levels of difficulty, speed and bouldering competitions
  • The impact of sport climbing on humans: on the development of motor abilities, on the development and maintenance of functional abilities, on personality characteristics and socialization
  • Injuries in sport climbing: procedures for injury prevention
  • Artificial climbing walls: types of walls, usefulness, construction materials
  • Personal and technical equipment: clothing, shoes, harness, helmet, auxiliary rope, tape, carabiners, quickdraws, climbing rope, pitons, safety equipment
  • Safety procedures: in large and small artificial wall and sport climbing areas
  • Tactics and technique of climbing: climbing dynamics, breaks, gripping and footwork, body positions in different types of wall, learning falls
  • Learning climbing through the game
  • The basic of training for climbing: strength training, flexibility, coordination, endurance training
  • Nutrition of sport climbers: carbohydrate diet, hydration
  • Climbing areas and climbing routes: orientations, infrastructure, planning and preparation ruts, how to make a route map and descriptions

Objectives and competences

  • They will be able to assist in organizing, leading and teaching climbing on natural and artificial climbing walls to half pitches long ways.
  • ECTS sports subject-specific competencies
  • They know the didactic of sport climbing.
  • They understand sport climbing as a method of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • They understand the sport climbing as a method of improving the quality of life.
  • They understand the impact of climbing on personal character.
  • They understand the impact of climbing on social skills.
  • They understand the impact of climbing on motor and functional abilities.

Intended learning outcomes

They can assist at sport climbing course. They know their role and position;

They can use the knowledge to carry out the course safety. They can adapt to different, sometimes unexpected situations:

The development of competences for assisting at a sport climbing course;

They recognize problems and dangerous situations during the course;

They are able to find and follow literature to prepare their own materials needed for the course.


  • Möscha, L. (2004). Plezanje kot igra. Ljubljana: Modrijan.
  • Leskošek, B. (2003). Osnove športnega plezanja. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport.
  • Goddard, D., Neumann, U. (1993). Performance Rock Climbing. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Book


The ECTS sports subject is financed by the University of Ljubljana. For students of the University of Ljubljana the ECTS sports subjects are free of charge. The practical part of the ECTS sports subject will be at climbing areas in Slovenia and Croatia. Participation in the ECTS sports subjects is at the student’s own risk.