Degree Study

Bachelor Study

There are currently no Bachelor study programmes taught in English language.

Master Study

Faculty of Physical Culture currenty offers two Master study programmes taught in English language:

Both master programmes taught in English are also available to Czech applicants.

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2019
Apply on: https://admission.upol.cz/

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Master in Physical Activity and Active Living | PAAL

Prepares for a career in promoting optimal health, physical activity and fitness.

Supported by the latest research and practice, the central focus of the program is physical activity promotion including:

  • Determinants of exercise adoption and adherence;
  • Childhood obesity;
  • Functional independence for seniors;
  • Management in physical activity (PA);
  • Biomedical aspects of health, prescription of physical activity, fitness and wellness;
  • Recreation and active living;
  • Counselling in PA;
  • Chronic disease management;
  • Research methodology in health sciences, monitoring of PA;
  • Strategies, policies and innovations in PA;
  • Factors related to lifestyle behaviour changes;
  • Internships in PA and active living.

Offered internships allow students to gain professional experience in all segments of fitness, wellness, health promotion, and the allied health professions.

Students of PAAL can choose minor in:

  1. Sport Pedagogy (preparing them to work in school settings);
  2. Adapted Physical Activity (where they focus on diversity of needs of persons across different age groups and disabilities).

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Worksite health promotion;
  • Wellness and health promotion specialist;
  • Program or facility coordinator in fitness clubs (industrial and private) or schools;
  • Personal fitness trainer;
  • Group exercise coordinator;
  • Governmental agencies specialist.

Opportunities to grow:

  • Industry in field of human motion;
  • Internships on national or international level;
  • International cooperation (sharing teaching and methods across universities);
  • Gaining certification (under the student responsibility to pay the fee for certificates).

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in the field of physical activity, fitness, wellness, exercise or related fields.
  • Relevant and recent experience in wellness/fitness/sport and physical activity programming and/or administration.
  • Commitment to and respect for active lifestyle.
  • English language competence (min. B2 according to CEFR) to be proven by English language certificates.

Innovative and attractive features of this program are the integration of exercise and dietary interventions with already established holistic philosophy of wellness through dozens of natural hot springs based spas built more than a hundred years ago. Sought and admired by millions of clients from all over the world these wellness centres provide opportunities for the PAAL students' internships and research.

Master in Adapted Physical Activity | APA

Prepare for a career in promoting physical activity and active lifestyle of persons with special needs with the two-year degree in Adapted Physical Activity. Supported by the latest research and practice, the central focus of the program is physical activity of persons with disabilities:

  • Inclusive and adapted physical education;
  • Disability sports;
  • Therapeutic recreation;
  • Counselling in special education;
  • Disability studies;
  • Management in physical activity (PA);
  • Counselling in active lifestyle;
  • Research methodology in health sciences, monitoring of PA;
  • Factors related to lifestyle behaviour changes;
  • Internships in adapted physical activity and special education.

Offered internships allow students to gain professional experience in all segments of APA – schools, outdoor facilities, sport, fitness and rehabilitation centres.

Students of APA can choose minor in:

  1. Sport Pedagogy (preparing them to work in school settings);
  2. Leisure Studies (preparing them to work in leisure and recreation areas).

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Adapted physical activity instructors in recreational settings.
  • Adapted physical education teachers and consultants.
  • Adapted physical activity instructors in rehabilitation settings.
  • Consultants in healthy lifestyle, sport and physical activities of persons with disabilities.

Opportunities to grow:

  • Internships on national or international level;
  • International cooperation (sharing teaching and methods across universities);
  • Gaining certification (under the student responsibility to pay the fee for certificates);
  • Doctoral studies at Palacký University Olomouc.

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in the field of physical activity, kinesiology, sport studies.
  • Relevant and recent experience with special needs population (incl. persons with disabilities).
  • Commitment to and respect for active lifestyle and diversity.
  • English language competence (min. B2 according to CEFR) to be proven by English language certificates.

Attractive features of this program are the integration of professional experience in various fields and the possibility to get engaged in great variety of events (e.g. Special Olympics, Charity Fundraising, APA Carnival) and research projects.

Important information

The outline of study in our international master programs:

120-credit programs in agreement with ECTS Bologna system, study easily recognizable worldwide.

Both majors Physical Activity and Active Living (PAAL) and Adapted Physical Activity (APA) consist of common truncus courses, which provide solid bases for core theoretical areas including counselling and management issues related to active lifestyle and work with diverse population.

Each major specialization consists of 40 credits (ECTS) of highly specialized and tailored courses essential for professional careers in APA or PAAL.

Students are required to choose minor specialization, which equips them with complementary competencies broadening the career paths.

The tuition fee for master´s students is EUR 2.500 per each academic year.

Possibilities of scholarship for master students:

  • 1st year students with excellent academic results will have their tuition fees reduced for the following academic year
  • graduate teaching / research assistantship

 
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2019
Apply on: https://admission.upol.cz/
Schedule of the academic year is available at Palacký University web page.
Study Guide is available at Palacký University web page.

Contact

Interested in studying with us?

For more details, please contact the faculty international relations coordinator:

Tereza Kučerová
Palacký University, Faculty of Physical Culture
International office
třída Míru 117
771 11 Olomouc, Czech Republic
phone: +420 585 636 046, +420 730 545 167
e-mail: tereza.kucerova@upol.cz

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