Faculty of Sport Studies
The Faculty of Sports Studies was established in 2002. It educates physical education teachers for schools of all levels, runs Bachelor's, Master's as well as Doctoral degree programmes (e.g. in kinanthropology), trains experts in sports including awarding licenses in selected sports. Nowadays, the faculty has over 1,300 students.
625 00 Brno
Phone: +420 549 491 111
Fax: +420 549 492 020
Detailed information on R&D areas and projects:
- Study of human movement in kinanthropology
- Biomedical aspects of motion
- Sport and quality of life
- Pathological phenomena in sport
- Application of pedagogical knowledge in the area of sport and physical education
- Collaborative foreign entities
Study of human movement in kinanthropologyback
The faculty concentrates on the quality research of sport exercise and human movement from various aspects. The major aspects include motion technique, response to specific stress, individuality in movement expression.
The currently undergoing research focusing on movement analysis includes:
- Prevention of fall-related injuries
- Analysis and application of personal self-defence technique
- Using intelligent biomedical clothing in health recovery
- Kinematic analysis of sport techniques (ball sports, athletics, gymnastics)
- Studying balance skills
Biomedical aspects of motionback
Biomedical aspects of motion constitute in important part of scientific research at the faculty. In this field the research is focused mainly on: Metabolic syndrome, Obesity in children, Nutrition in illness, Nutrition in sport, Functional disorders of locomotor apparatus and Physical activity in diseases and disabilities. Other projects include the Variability of heart frequency in adults and changes of plantar pressure following a weight reduction program.
Sport and quality of lifeback
Sport and all forms of sports activities play an important role in the quality of life of men in all its spheres. The optimal quality of life may be reached only when we are healthy. Exercise and sport activities represent a social phenomenon and a basic precondition of health. They become the means of realization of health. The quality of life may be reached only through bio-psycho-socio-spiritual balance. The research of our faculty focuses on all these spheres of a balanced personality.
Pathological phenomena in sportback
Sport, as an important socio-cultural phenomenon, represents a truly fascinating subject for the wide audience thanks to its compensatory function to the devastating stereotype of „life predictability“. Sometimes violence and poor behaviour in sport could be apprehended as an effective way leading to victory at all cost. In a society where top notch performance and results are accentuated doping uncovers another pathological feature of elite sports. In some cases strength-requiring high-performance sports push the boundaries via harsh physical contact, violence, brutality or intimidation making them part of a “legitimate” game strategy. In addition, the existence of violence among spectators evokes a number of questions. Perhaps the most cardinal one is: does sport provoke violence in spectators/viewers?
Application of pedagogical knowledge in the area of sport and physical educationback
The research at the faculty based on educational paradigms is focused on two key areas – educational aspect of training and didactic context of school physical education. Research on coaching has been running since 2006 at the faculty. The theoretical and methodological basis is tested on numerous empirical studies that mainly highlight the problems of gradual and further coach training. The ongoing research on school physical education (supported by a Czech Science Foundation project) attempts to clarify the information exchange process among participants in the pedagogical process.
Collaborative foreign entitiesback
- Comenius University in Bratislava [SK]
- Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica [SK]
- Nottingham Trent University [UK]
- Novell [DE]
- Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg [DE]
- Queen Mary, University of London [UK]
- Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH [DE]
- University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign [US]
- University of Ljubljana [SI]
- University of Wales Institute [UK]