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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.

1st Year

Cognitive psychology
Physiology
Applied informatics
A block of optional courses 1 (1 of 3 can be chosen)
Sociology
Pedagogy
Biological anthropology
English language 1
Human genetics
Psychology of motivation and emotions
Methodology of scientific research
Statistics
English language 2

2nd Year

Psychology of learning
Psychometrics
Developmental psychology
Personality psychology
English language 3
Social psychology
Mental health
Basics of psychopathology
English language 4
Managing the processes of communication with customers

 

3rd Year

Psychology of adulthood and aging
Pedagogical psychology
Social pathology
Organisational psychology
Anthropomotorics
Basics of clinical psychology
Basics of psychotherapy and counselling
Pedagogical psychology practicum
Political psychology
A block of optional courses 2 (1 of 2 can be chosen)
Didactics
Communicology

4th Year

Health psychology
Psychodiagnostics
Human resource management
Schools and branches in psychology
A block of optional courses 3 (1 of 2 can be chosen)
Kinesiology
Neuropsychology
Cognitive therapy
Clinical practicum
Psychological interventions in the developmental age
Marketing psychology
A block of optional courses 3 (1 of 3 can be chosen)
Leadership and personnel management
Psychology of disabled persons
Psychological interventions in sport

The professional scope of sport psychology includes the answer to the question of how psychological factors affect performances in sport, but also how exercise affects the psychophysiological state of the organism. This is why it is necessary for a sport psychologist to be acquainted with the principles of psychological development and occurrences that take place at various ages, seeing as sport is practiced by different generations and by people of varying degrees of psychophysical abilities. One must be familiar with specific techniques of psychological assessment, techniques of mental preparation of athletes, motivation, rules of teamwork and organisation, physiological and psychological principles of motor learning, elementary aspects of sport medicine, as well as the basic techniques of psychological counselling and psychotherapy. Taking all of these into account, it goes without saying that a sport psychologist first needs to master the general psychological knowledge and skills, which include familiarity with theories of personality, principles of psychological testing, adequate interventions in crisis periods, telling mental health from pathology, etc. In addition to the above, it is important that graduates of Sport psychology are familiar with basic research methodology in their field, that they are trained to recognise, use and adequately interpret relevant professional sources. In other words, before the psychology of sport, one needs to be familiar psychology, in general. This is why our students, upon graduating from bachelor’s studies, can opt for other practical branches of psychology, apart from sport. For more information on study tracks in various fields of psychology at the Faculty of Sport and Tourism,  please refer to the section on master studies of applied psychology.

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