This accredited, four-year study track (worth 240 ECTS points) covers all relevant fields of psychology, with a special accent on scientifically founded knowledge on how people, in the context of sport, perceive others and their own environment, how they form their attitudes, how they function as individuals and how they function in groups. A specific focus of the study programme on sport psychology allows the students to acquire and direct their knowledge and skills towards developing their careers in the field of sport. In addition to this, there are numerous career options following their graduation, including, but not limited to professional advancement and gaining experience through internships and/or professional practice, furthering one’s career towards teaching or research positions in the field of higher education, as well as further skill development in various applied fields of psychology (e.g. counselling, clinical practice, education, mental health).
The curriculum of these bachelor’s studies was designed in such a way to teach students to understand the basic theoretical premises and systems on which the contemporary psychology lies, after which they acquire the academic title of Bachelor of Psychology. The programme of master academic studies is characterised by a teaching plan which focuses on specific psychological disciplines, directing the development of knowledge and skills that are of crucial importance for applied and research practice of psychology.
A block of optional courses 1 (1 of 3 can be chosen)
English language 1
Psychology of motivation and emotions
Methodology of scientific research
English language 2
Psychology of learning
English language 3
Basics of psychopathology
English language 4
Managing the processes of communication with customers
Psychology of adulthood and aging
Basics of clinical psychology
Basics of psychotherapy and counselling
Pedagogical psychology practicum
A block of optional courses 2 (1 of 2 can be chosen)
Human resource management
Schools and branches in psychology
A block of optional courses 3 (1 of 2 can be chosen)
Psychological interventions in the developmental age
A block of optional courses 3 (1 of 3 can be chosen)
Leadership and personnel management
Psychology of the disabled
Psychological interventions in sport
By mastering the study programme, the student acquires the competences necessary for quality performance of various activities in the field of physical education and sport. General competences acquired by students are universal and primarily refer to the ability to analyse, synthesise and solve problems in teaching of physical education and sport, as well as to master the methods of work and research procedures and processes. In addition to this, students are taught to:
- Analyse the curriculum, choose the teaching units and create a teaching plan for the current school year on the basis of current conditions.
- Practically demonstrate all motor tasks foreseen by the teaching plan and curriculum.
- Independently plan, organise and realise a physical education class on all levels of education.
- Organise a sports day, cross-country running and other sporting events in schools.
- Organise and independently implement a training process within sport clubs in schools.
- Organise and implement a training process for any category in a chosen branch of sport.
- Jointly organise and conduct camping, activities in nature and other extracurricular activities.
- Creatively apply acquired knowledge to even the most complex jobs within their profession.
- Plan, control and conduct the most complex professional tasks in the field for which they acquire additional competences (training technology, health and fitness).
- Accept and interpret permanent improvement in one’s profession in the context of one’s professional life and development of the profession itself, while using knowledge from other scientific and professional fields.
Prospective employment opportunities
- Teacher of physical education and sport in elementary and high schools;
- Teacher of physical education with children in preschool institutions and lower grades of elementary schools;
- Physical activity adviser for third age persons, leisure practitioners and persons with health issues;
- Programmer of physical activities in sporting, sport-recreational, tourist, spa and other institutions and organisations;
- Coach in sport clubs;
- Promoter of healthy lifestyles and adviser in fitness and wellness centres;
- Programmer of local and regional development of physical culture in competent institutions.