Sports Sciences and Outdoor Education

in person summer 2021

APPLY

9 Aug — 20 Aug

6 ETCS

900 EUR

€100 discount for partner universities

Deadline

15 May

About the summer program

Holistic programme on human athletic performance includes all we need to consider to improve and stay healthy: laboratory endurance and strength testing and analysis, training principles, exercise techniques, nutrition, regeneration, injury prevention and motivation.
During the two weeks, we will summarize the current evidence regarding clinical exercise physiology and the role of exercise as an important feature in maintaining an individual's psycho-physical balance. Students in this course will learn the latest information in sports sciences and apply the acquired knowledge directly into the practice during the hands-on workshops in our gyms, laboratories and outdoors. The field trip will take the students to the natural reserve to exercise various outdoor and leisure activities typical for the Czech summer.

The participants of this course will:

  • Conduct a series of comprehensive evaluations and laboratory measurements to identify individual fitness needs
  • Learn to design an effective strength and conditioning training programme for professional or recreational athletes
  • Undergo several laboratory tests endurance, muscle strength, body composition, walking analysis and get a complex picture of their fitness
  • Practice the correct exercise techniques and various sports disciplines
  • Study the nutritional strategies and the role of dietary supplements in sports
  • Explore the areas of kinesiotherapy, regeneration, and practice sports massage techniques
  • Understand the importance of the psychological state in relation to physical performance and vice versa
  • Experience various outdoor activities hiking, rock climbing, dragon boating, stand-up paddleboarding

Credits: Students will receive 6 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.

Eligibility: The programme is designed for students or enthusiasts with a background in sports sciences, pedagogy, coaching, nutrition, recreation and related fields. Communicative English skills (minimum B1-B2) and physical fitness are expected to successfully finish the course.

learn more full programme online application

Student experience

"Every lecture was just great in its own way and all of them totally individual. You could have spent a month on a course like this and still want more, I was soaking it off like a sponge. A great balance in between the practical stuff, the theory and intermarrying them all. It was everything and more from what I expected. I’ve been kind of blown away by it."
Steve, participant from 2018

Details

Academic Overview

Classes and workshops take place usually every day from 9-12 and 13-16. Three days are reserved for the field trip in the countryside with a specific programme. Culture/social activities are organized in the late afternoons/evenings.

The final project is due by 3 weeks after the end of the programme.

Lecture topics:

  • Laboratory assessment of human performance
  • Training Principles: The Science behind improving athletic performance
  • Translating sports nutrition science into practice
  • Applied kinesiotherapy as prevention & Physiological aspects of the musculoskeletal system in muscle performance
  • Basic techniques of sports massage
  • Team psychology and motivation

The field trip is designed to teach the students basics of outdoor living (navigation and survival) and related sports activities (hiking, rock climbing, river paddling). Students will spend three days in the countryside learning to live in nature and enjoy it with respect and safety.

What is included in the cost?

Cost: The cost of this program is €900, with a €100 discount for partner universities.

Tuition includes:

  • Full academic programme
  • Individual performance testing and body assessment
  • Three-day field trip
  • Unlimited Brno-city public transport, transportation to and from the field trip
  • Accommodation for the whole program including the trip
  • Fun and social activities in and around Brno

Not included:

  • meals
Life in Brno

Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!

Best Cafes for coffee and tea
Best Restaurants
Favorite Places in Brno to relax

Culture/Social

The team of professional and local students provides the 24/7 assistance from the practical and safety arrangements to creating a rich cultural program helping the participants to understand better culture of Moravia and Central Europe in general. This support is provided both in Brno, as well as on all the field trip. Moreover the staff is trying to assist with creating social activities that aims at enhancing the mutual cultural exchange and understanding.

Accommodation

Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student.

Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.  

On the field trip, accommodation is arranged at a basic tourist hut. For two nights, students and instructors will be sharing one large room. Bathrooms with showers and hot water are separate for female and male users. Kitchen with cooking utensils is available so students can cook their own meals.

How to apply

Please follow this link and choose the correct programme. Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps (including the deposit payment) with you.

Life in Brno...

The 'beach' in the city centre where students can sit with friends.
Make friends of a lifetime.
Experience Czech culture.
Explore the Czech coutryside and enjoy exciting outdoor activities!

Contacts

Mgr. Andrea Kakulidu

summer school manager

E‑mail:

Mgr. Ivan Struhár, Ph.D.

summer school manager

E‑mail:

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