The main objective of the master's degree program in Kinesiology is to educate exercise professionals for planning, implementation and supervision of physical activity and exercise programs for adults with certain chronic non-communicable diseases and people with acute and / or chronic locomotor injuries after rehabilitation process is finished.
The program originated from the needs of connecting sports and medical skills in the field of training of adult persons, which may have above mentioned health issues. The proportion of persons with certain medical conditions is increasing with advanced age, so the special care in the program is intended for the elderly population.
Students will learn about the basic bio-psycho-social characteristics of these groups of people, especially those that are important in terms of their physical exercise. They will develop the ability for team work and good communication in a professional team, learn about health risks associated with exercise, learn the appropriate screening for exercise, and know possible contraindications for exercise. They will be able to plan, organize, implement and supervise training and exercise programs for adults, older people, and all people with certain chronic diseases and people with acute and / or chronic injuries.
The master's study programme Physical education prepares students for teaching physical education in primary and secondary schools, with emphasis on delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum, fostering knowledge, skills and understanding of the impact of physical activity and sport for active life-style of children and youth.
PE teacher can also deliver extra-curricular sport programmes at clubs or private companies. The study provides professional and academic proficiency with a range of pedagogical, didactical and management skills that guarantee differentiation or individualisation of goals, learning tasks and teaching styles appropriate for various groups of students or individuals, reflective thinking and appropriate decision-making.