Departments and Institutes

Department of Adapted Physical Activities

Activity of this department is based on the understanding of physical activity as an instrument of socializing and maintaining a balance between the subjective feeling of physical and mental health. Adapted Physical Activities (APA) are focused on a wide range of disabilities and the department employees are, among other things, concerned with the creation and evaluation of APA programmes, the lifestyle of the disabled or physical activities of the elderly.  The department offers three study programmes: Adapted Physical Activity, Adapted Physical Education, as well as Civil Protection which provides higher education to the members of emergency services. The study programmes listed above are also offered to students with special education needs. Furthermore, APA Centre, being also part of the department, organizes the practical activities.

Department Staff

Prof. Martin Kudláček, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 360
head of the department Office: NC 2.18  
Ondřej Ješina, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 329
deputy head Office: NC 2.25 M: 733 690 599
Renata Kolisková E: T: 585 636 353
secretary Office: NC 2.19  

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| Ph.D. students

Lucie Petrová E:
Jakub Řičica E:
Eliška Vodáková E:

Department of Physiotherapy

The department guarantees a three-year bachelor programme and the subsequent 2-year master programme in Physiotherapy. Students are being prepared for their future jobs in rehabilitation centres, rehabilitation institutions, institutions of physiotherapy and pain treatment, spas, sanatoriums and other medical institutions. The content of the study in the areas of Kinesiotherapy and Physical Therapy is primarily focused on the diagnostic and therapy of functional and organic disorders of locomotor and nervous systems and on the treatment of painful conditions of these systems. RRR Centre – the centre for the treatment of these conditions and a base for both the teaching staff and students of the department – is a medical facility located in the main building of the faculty.

Department Staff

David Smékal, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 314
head of the department Office: NA 1.09 T: 585 636 380
Radmil Dvořák, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 304
deputy head Office: NA 1.19  
Martina Šlachtová, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 319
  Office: NA 1.14  
Martina Pružincová E: T: 585 636 308
secretary Office: NA 1.10  

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| Ph.D. students

Martin Dvořáček E:
Pavla Horová E:
Petra Hradilová E:
Tereza Kopecká E:
Tamara Zlámalová E:

Department of Natural Sciences in Kinanthropology

The department provides the classes and research in the field of Kinanthropology, which is closely related to biomedicine, physical disciplines and human motor activities. Some examples of the basic courses guaranteed by this department are Anatomy, Antropomotorics, Biophysics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology or Somatodiagnostics. These are among the core courses in most study programmes offered by the faculty. The scientific research of the department is focused on application outputs on both primary and secondary prevention of health concerning various groups of population. Specialized laboratories (Antropomotorical, Biomechanical and Physiological) are equipped with modern equipment, offering the possibility for testing to not only the top-level athletes, but also others interested.

Department Staff

Assoc. Prof. Zdeněk Svoboda, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 414
head of the department Office: NB 2.17 M: 777 160 744
Assoc. Prof. Aleš Gába, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 164
deputy head Office: NB 2.14  
Miroslava Šubová E: T: 585 636 401
secretary Office: NB 2.21  

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| non-academic staff

| Ph.D. students – full-time form of study

Fatemeh Alaei E: Office: NB 1.12
Pavel Grepl E: Office: NB 1.12
Hana Haltman E: Office: NB 2.13
Světlana Hrachovinová E: Office:
Hana Chlebníčková E: Office: NB 2.12
Mgr. David Janda E: Office: NB 2.12
Mgr. Adam Jarmar E: Office: NC 2.30
Pavlína Kalčíková E: Office: NB 2.12
Jana Křižanová E: Office: NB 2.12
Denisa Nohelová E: Office: NB 2.12
Laura Victoria Rivera Amézquita, MSc E: Office:
Karolína Ořechovská E: Office: NA 1.56
Barbora Sládečková E: Office: NA 2.38
Jana Slováková E: Office: NB 2.12
Darja Supiková E: Office: NB 1.12
Alena Svobodová E: Office: NB 1.12
Michal Valenta E: Office: HYN 6L

| Ph.D. students - part-time form of study

Michaela Bátorová E:
Mgr. Veronika Kvochová E:
Martina Malotová E:
Mirka Musilová E:
Mgr. Kateřina Pavlasová E:

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Lifestyle Management, Sport and Recreation Management or Pedagogy of Leisure, these are just some of the directions that our students can choose to follow. Our department provides education and training to future experts on healthy lifestyle and it attempts to address issues concerning the growing importance of leisure time for a person as well as the entire society. Besides the bachelor and master programme Recreation and Leisure Studies, the department also guarantees a Recreation and Leisure Studies module for the Adapted Physical Activities programme, as well as Sport Management module for the students of Coaching and Sport Management programme. Our research is aimed at active lifestyle and recreation and leisure time, with the focus on managerial and economic aspects, tourism, experiential learning and education in nature and support of physical activities as well as health.

Department Staff

Zdeněk Hamřík, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 250
head of the department Office: NC 3.24  
Michal Kudláček, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 254
deputy head Office: NC 3.14  
Pavlína Starostová E: T: 585 636 262
secretary Office: NC 3.22  

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| Ph.D. students

Alžběta Halušková E:
Kristýna Janečková E:
Jaroslav Kohoutek E:
Marek Maráček E:
Michaela Matúšová E:
Petr Mocek E:
Miroslav Rončák E:

Department of Social Sciences in Kinanthropology

The department provides classes and research in the field of Philosophical and Sociocultural Kinanthropology, Sport Psychology, Sport Pedagogy, Sociology, Philosophy, History of Physical Culture, Teaching Methods for Physical Education and Basics of Psychology, with the focus on general, developmental, personality, health and social psychology. It also guarantees language education at the faculty and conceptually develops other subjects of the theoretical and practical nature. Furthermore, the department secures the teaching practice for the Physical Education Teaching programme and the Teaching qualification module at the final exams. It is greatly involved in the concept and realization of both the full-time and combined forms of study of the doctoral programme, as well as the Coaching studies.

Department Staff

Assoc. Prof. Zbyněk Svozil, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 111
head of the department Office: NC 4.24  
Jana Harvanová, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 330
deputy head Office: NC 4.28  
Kateřina Obzinova E: T: 585 636 104
secretary Office: NC 4.22  

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| Ph.D. students

Jakub Březina E:
Petr Krol E:
Lucie Lauermanová E:
Martina Lojdová E:
Tomáš Michalica E:
Marek Polach E:
Martina Poláková E:
Adéla Růžičková E:


Department of Sport

The department is a traditional part of our faculty, which was born from what was previously called the Physical Education Institute of the university. It provides the students of the Physical Education Teaching for Secondary and High Schools, Physical Education and Sport, Coaching and Sport and Coaching and Sport Management programmes with Physical Education classes. It also guarantees both theoretical and practical training in sports such as athletics, gymnastics, swimming, martial arts or sports and physical games, and it organizes university championships in athletic events and rope climbing. Our research focuses on improving the efficiency of the teaching process, diagnosis of human motor skills and physical regimen optimization of different age groups.

Department Staff

Soňa Formánková, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 508
head of the department Office: HY 207  
Assoc. Prof. Jan Bělka, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 506
deputy head Office: HY 203  
Jana Seidlová E: T: 585 636 502
secretary Office: HY 106A  

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| Ph.D. students

Ladislav Dragula E:
Eliška Maixnerová E:
Matej Pella E:
Jiří Herbert Procházka E:
Matěj Strniště E:
Ondřej Sikora E:

BALUO Application Centre

BALUO Application Centre is a modern and in the Czech Republic unique science and technology park, combining research into movement and lifestyle with everyday life. The Centre includes a testing swimming pool with underwater cameras using special sensors monitoring the swimmers’ movement, thus allowing a deeper analysis of the underwater activities. The sensors also monitor the testing hall area. The Centre also offers its own ski simulator with adjustable angle and speed, a “smart” fitness centre or a climbing wall. What is more, a diagnostic studio of physical culture – or your body technical control station – is the crucial part of the innovative Centre. After discovering their current state, i.e. their starting point, a client can opt for the appropriate physical activity, or alternatively, we give them recommendations. Our clients can consult us about the physical activities they have chosen, as well as practise them in the Centre. We put emphasis on the individual needs of each client and performig all activities as part of a long-term programme.
The construction of the Centre was funded by the Operational programme Entrepreneurship and innovation.


Martin Sigmund, Ph.D., DBA E: T: 585 636 702
Director Office: BALUO AC  
Tomáš Junek E: T: 585 636 703
Business Specialist Office: BALUO AC  
David Prycl, MPA E: T: 585 636 717
Key account manager Office: BALUO AC  
David Pokorný E: T: 585 636 706
Physical activity guarantor – Fitness Office: BALUO AC  
Zuzana Svozilová E: T: 585 636 739
Physical activity guarantor – Swimming Office: NB 3.11  

Reception desk

  E: T: 585 636 710

Institute of Active Lifestyle

The interdisciplinary scientific workplace is concerned with research into physical activity and inactivity in relation to the general lifestyle and health of Czech inhabitants. It has a coordinating and advisory role in monitoring physical activity for Central European countries. Employees of the Institute are involved in many research projects at both national and international levels and have access to the world's leading databases. The Institute guarantees classes of Methodology of Research, Statistics and Information Technology focusing on Kinanthropology. It is also responsible for the Acta Gymnica and Tělesná kultura (Physical Culture) journals and operates the online system The institute consist of the Centre for Kinanthropological Research and Centre for Physical Activity Support.

Institute Staff

František Chmelík, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 117
head of the institute Office: NB 3.19a  
Assoc. Prof. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 469
deputy head Office: NB 3.30  
Jan Dygrýn, Ph.D. E: T: 585 636 741
deputy head Office: NB 3.14  
Hana Pospíšilová E: T: 585 636 462
secretary Office: NB 3.20 M: 739 329 914

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| Visiting professor

Michael Pratt, MD, MPH Office: NB 3.28 T: 585 636 101
Distinguished Fulbright scholar in 2022/2023
Expert in the field of public health, chronic disease prevention and physical activity

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| Ph.D. students

Eliška Materová E:
Zuzana Svozilová E:
Alena Vernerová E:
Jan Vindiš E:
Tomáš Vyhlídal E:
Radim Žatka E:

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