Physical Culture, Sports and Recreation (Bachelor)

The mission of the Physical Culture, Sports and Recreation Program is for students to gain knowledge in the field of physical culture, sports and recreation, to encourage students in scientific research in order to prepare professional staff to lead sports, physical activity and health programs.

The program of studies in physical culture sport and recreation includes 6 semesters and duration of studies is 3 academic years, equivalent to 180 ECTS. Each academic years has 60 ECTS. All subjects are charged with ECTS value, and one ECTS equals 25 hours. At the end of the fourth year of studies student defends Diploma thesis.


Program overview

Year I
Semestr I  
No. O/Z Subject ECTS
1. O History of Physical Culture and Sports 3
2. O Theory and Philosophy of Physical Culture and Sports 3
3. O Volleyball 3
4. O Football 3
5. O Athletics 1 3
6. O Biology of Physical Culture and Sports 3
7. O Nutrition of Athletes 3
8. O English Language in Sport 3
9. O Sports Information Technology 3
10. Z Waterpolo 3
11. Z Ping Pong 3
Semestr II  
No. O/Z Lubject ECTS
12. O Sports Psychology 3
13. O Sport Sociology 4
14. O Hendball 3
15. O Basketball 3
16. O Athletics 2 4
17. O Functional Anatomy 5
18. O Functional Physiology 5
19. Z Futsal 3
20. Z Rugby 3
Year II
Semestr III
No. O/Z Subject ECTS
1. O Research Theory and Methodology 3
2. O Statistics in Sports Science 3
3. O Motor Development 4
4. O Motor Control 3
5. O Motor Learning 3
6. O Judo and Wrestling 4
7. O Karate and Self-Defense 4
8. O Management in Physical Culture and Sports 3
9. Z Fitness 3
10. Z Acrobatics 3
Semestr IV  
No. O/Z Subject ECTS
11. O Sports Gymnastics 4
12. O Rhythmic Gymnastics Dance 4
13. O Load Physiology 4
14. O Biomechanics of movements 4
15. O Pedagogy in Sports 4
16. O Didactics Sports 4
17. O Training Theory 3
18. Z Aerobic 3
19. Z Tensis 3
Year III
Semestr V  
No. O/Z Subject ECTS
1. O Elementary Games 3
2. O Sport Performance Analysis 3
3. O Physical Activity for Children 3
4. O Physical Activity for the Elderly 3
5. O Physical Activity and Conditional Training 4
6. O Adaptation to Physical Activity and Training 4
7. O Testing in Physical Activity and Training 4
8. O Trauma and Methodology 3
9. Z Organization in Physical Culture and Sports 3
10. Z Sports Journalism 3
Semestr VI  
No. O/Z Subject ECTS
11. O Kineziterapia 3
12. O Skiing 5
13. O Swimming 5
14. O Recreation and outdoor activities 4
15. Z chool Sports 3
16. Z Badminton 10
17. O Diploma thesis 10

Course description

Physical culture and sports in ancient times, Physical culture and sports in the Middle Ages, (Humanism and the Renaissance). Philanthropy and philanthropists (J. B. Basedow and J. C. Guts Mutz). Gymnastics systems: German, Swedish, French. Modern Olympic Movement, Contemporary Summer and Winter Olympics, Physical Culture in Kosovo, Sports Journalism and Journalism, Archives, Librarianship. History of sports facilities and equipment

Basic notions of sports theory, Kinesiology as a scientific discipline in the world, Movement as a factor of phylogenetic and ontogenetic development. Contemporary trends and physical activity. The division of sports and the interdisciplinary character of kinesiology.

Development of philosophical skills. Dualism and holism. The nature of sport and play. Game ethics. Professionalism versus amateurism. The values of science in sports and in exercise. Sport and the needs of society. The essence and values of exercising for health. Philosophical Thinking Applications.

Historical development of volleyball; Volleyball, beach-volleyball and mini-volleyball rules. Analysis of the structure of movements of technical elements in volleyball. Methodology of learning volleyball movements in order to implement the curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Training planning and programming for 11-15 and 16-19 year olds.

Features of the football game; Analysis of the structure of football movements. The impact of football training on the development of players’ skills and characteristics. Methodology of learning technical and tactical moves (basic moves of players without the ball and technical moves with the ball, tactics in attack and defense).

The history of athletics in the world and in our country; Biomechanical analysis of moving structures. Classification of disciplines in athletics. Techniques and methodologies of technical disciplines (jumps, jumps). Techniques and methodologies of running disciplines (speed running, medium distance running, long distance running). Programming and control of the transformational process. Selection of tools and loads in the training process. Testing basic motor skills. Athletes’ selection methods. Organizing and preparing for school competitions of different levels.

Human biology, muscle biomechanics, endocrine system, training, control of training mechanism, nutrition, weight control of children and the elderly.

Nutrients and metabolism. Nutritional research. Energy sources. Nutrition and the chemical composition of the organism. Assessment of nutritional status. Daily needs for nutrients. Nutrition based on blood type. Compilation of nutritional programs for athletes. Athlete’s diet on the day of the sports competition and super-compensation of glycogen. The impact of exercise on protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, as well as rehydration. Weight and weight control. Physical activities and types of nutritional diets.

This course deals with the English language in terms of sports terminology. The course deals with the study of certain expressions and words in collective and individual sports, the development of different concepts, and the distinction between English-speaking sports expressions spoken in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Types of software for statistical processing. Data entry. Data adjustment, SK access (computer system) and data processing. Application of SPSS in statistical descriptive methods. Application of statistical multivariate methods. Graphic presentation of results etc.

Water polo development. International rules, kinesiological analysis of water polo, Analysis and methodological actions for learning the basic structures of movement in water polo, basic movements without the ball, basic movements with the ball, goalkeeper technique, analysis of basic game systems, game tactics in defense and in attack.

  • Introducing students to the basic elements of water polo
  • Familiarity with the methods of learning the technical elements of the game
  • Acquisition of tactical knowledge of the game.

Table tennis game (rules, exercise space, objects, props); Game structure; Physical training (importance; motor skills; methods and tools for their development; Biomechanical analysis of basic technical elements Different methodological actions for the acquisition of technical elements; Tactical preparation.

Psychosocial characteristics of physical and health education. Physical culture as a social phenomenon. Physical culture as an individual activity; Physical culture and other areas of human activity. Motor skills. Factors and psychological conditions in the development of motor skills. Skill teaching methods. Transfer in motor skills learning. Physical culture and personality no the notion and definition of personality, the structure of intelligence. Some of the theories of personality, temperament, character and abilities. Motivation psychology and physical culture.

Sociology and contemporary society. Differentiation of the social sciences. Sport sociology general concepts. Object of study. Research methodology in sports sociology.

Definition – the sociological definition of sport and play. Sport as a professional political, economic, cultural, informative phenomenon. Sports groups and group dynamics. Types of leadership in sports. Sports public. Sports and politics. Sport and religion. Sports and media. Violence in sports. Sports and leisure.

Features of handball movements; handball place within the sports classification; Handball history in our country, Motorized movements without the ball; Tools and methods for raising motor skills with new age groups; Motorized ball movements; Basic theoretical and practical meanings; Attack and defense tactics; Handball rules of the game.

The origins of basketball and development; Basketball in Kosovo; Basketball as a means of recreation and as a sport; Game rules; Basic game model; Biomechanical analysis and teaching methodology of basic technical and tactical elements in attack and defense.

The history of athletics in the world and in our country; Biomechanical analysis of moving structures. Classification of disciplines in athletics. Techniques and methodologies of technical disciplines (jumps, jumps). Techniques and methodologies of running disciplines (speed running, medium distance running, long distance running). Programming and control of the transformational process. Selection of tools and loads in the training process. Testing basic motor skills. Athletes’ selection methods. Organizing and preparing for school competitions of different levels.

Anatomy as a science and its importance for physical culture; Osteology-the skeleton of the body. Upper and lower limb joints. Muscles, tendons, ligaments; Heart, blood vessels and circulatory system. Somatic and autonomic nervous system. Sensory organs.

Homeostasis. Cellular structure and chemical reactions. The composition of the human body. Metabolism. Energy transformations in the body and fuels. Hormones and physical activity. Blood and physical activity. Cardiovascular system and physical activities. Athlete’s heart. Respiratory system and physical activities. Maximum aerobic skills – Factors that affect the performance of athletes. Factors that elevate the athlete’s performance. Components of a training session. Injury injuries and exercises. Exercise physiology in women and children. Physical activities for special populations. Nutrition. Doping.

Features of futsal game; Analysis of the structure of movements in futsal; The impact of futsal training on the development of players’ skills and characteristics; Methodology of learning technical and tactical movements (basic movements of players without the ball and technical movements with the ball; tactics in attack and defense; Differences between football and futsal.

History, rules, techniques and structural biomechanical analysis, of the basic elements, hand play, foot play, Methodology of learning the basic technique, Structural analysis of typical tactical actions of the game.

Estimation of the arithmetic mean of the population. Univariate analysis of variance. Correlation. Nonparametric methods. Elements of metric algebra. Theoretical distribution. K-S test of normal distribution.

Understanding and separating statistical methods. Basic statistical notions. Basic actions for data preparation and reflection. Statistical descriptive indicators. Data standardization (Values – Z).

Understanding motor development, patterns of human development, a theoretical model of motor development, factors influencing motor development, prenatal factors affect development, prenatal and infant development, childhood reflexes and rhythmic stereotypes, rudimentary motor skills, perception infant, childhood growth and development, children’s physical development, children’s perception and perceptual-motor development, the very concept of childhood development.

Organization of the nervous system – neuron, sensory systems – Visual and vestibular systems, kinesthetic system. Uniform system – muscles, motor unit, muscle mechanics, locomotor system, location and muscle design. Movement – spinal reflexes, automated responses; uprightness, balance and voluntary actions, ballistic movement. Motor control theories, Open and closed control systems; motor skills and movement patterns; motor development; changes in motor control – pain, injury, fatigue and training.

Motor learning and motor skills. Individual differences and motor skills. Information processing and decision making. Awakening and attention – the impact on information processing and performance. Motor control theories. The role of sensory information in the performance of motor skills. Mobile performance and motor programs. Biomechanics and motor learning. Empirical indicators of motor learning in biomechanical space. Modeling of the sensory-motor system. Analysis of sports skills from the aspects of motor learning. Influence of information sources on motor learning performance. Fidbec in the process of motor learning. Guidelines for motor structuring.

Judo: technical-tactical actions on foot and on the floor

Wrestling: technical-tactical actions on foot and on the floor.

Karate: technical-tactical actions: Competitive positions in the country and on the move with the hands, foot blocks, left-right turns, blocks with the hands in front, over the head, side up and down; defenses from kicking. Technical-tactical actions for self-defense.

Genesis and management development, historical management genesis, sport management, sports benefits, sports development, leadership, people, management organization, management in practice, marketing, sporting event management, skills-personal skills.

Exercises for warm-up and extension; exercises for certain regions of the body muscles, Methodology of work for increasing the strength of the force and the stability of the force / repetitive /; Pliometric type exercises, combination of explosive and damping force-eccentric-concentric muscular workMetal working method / with stations /; Exercises to increase muscle mass / hypertrophy / and maximum strength.

Understanding and historical development of Acrobatics. Basic acrobatic movements. Exceedance. Front, side rotation and return rotation. Front and back seat. Acrobatic elements in the trampoline. Forming different figures in pairs, threes, fours and more. Connectivity or combination of acrobatic elements in composition. Use-application of acrobatic content in various promotional shows. Tracking acrobatic elements with music.

The place and role of sports gymnastics in contemporary society and in the physical education system; Historical overview, the origins of sports gymnastics; Development of disciplines, Development of gymnastics in Kosovo; Gymnastics terminology; Training methodology; Protection, preventive measures of trauma in gymnastics; Gymnastics competitions, assessment; Exercise planning and methodology, Selection and selection of gymnastics talents; Biomechanical basics of tool exercises.

Dance meaning and the beginnings of development, Dividing dances according to motives, Dance; the character of Albanian lyric dance, Ritual dances, The influential force of our dance in neighboring countries, Choreography of artistic, contemporary dance, Basic basics of music theory, Social dance, Types of steps in dance.

Blood and physical activity; Cardiovascular system and physical activities. Athlete’s heart. Respiratory system and physical activities. Maximum aerobic skills – Factors that affect the performance of athletes. Factors that elevate the athlete’s performance. Components of a training session. Injury injuries and exercises. Physiology of women’s and children’s training. Physical activities for special populations.

Complicated human movements, from the upright position to the sitting position from the supine position, from the support positions. The kinematics of the locomotor apparatus, the assessment and measurement of kinematic magnitudes of motion (cinematic methods), the forces acting on the body, the impulse of force work and energy, the evaluation and electromyographic method EMG. Straight movements, fluid movements, application aerodynamics, application hydrodynamics.

Pedagogy as the science of education, the object of study, the system of pedagogical disciplines. Basic notions in pedagogy, Functions and historical determinants of education. Basic notions on the education system, School as an institution of education and upbringing. Areas of education, physical education, The concept and tasks of physical education. Content and principles in physical education, The structure of the teaching process of physical education. Scientific research in the field of sports pedagogy.

Didactics such as science, basic notions, teaching, teaching techniques and technology, teaching systems, teaching principles, teaching methods, learning and its essence, teaching factors, teaching organization, repetition and practice, curriculum theory, work planning teaching, proof control and evaluation, spaces (fields), tools and props for work, school sports societies.

Course, content distribution and definitions from Sports Training Theory; Research, theory and practice training in sports; Development resources in contemporary sport; Analysis of sports dimensions (psychosomatic status); The process of coaching leadership (the meanings of cybernetics); Sports selection; legalized sports – biological and methodological principles; Tools training methods and loads – assessment parameters; Exercise structure; Sports uniforms.

Analysis of the historical development of aerobics, systematization of different types of aerobics, fitt ball, pilates, callanetics. Structural and biomechanical analysis of the basic movements of aerobics, the connection of aerobics with music, the connection of elements in choreography, methodological actions of learning and practicing aerobic motor structures, competitive aerobics.

Historical development of tennis; Types of missiles and field surfaces; Game rules; The impact of tennis on psychosomatic status; Biomechanical analysis of basic technical elements (dragees, slides, voles, smash, service); Basic tactical actions, basic line play, net exit, volej service); Various methodological actions for the acquisition of technical elements.

The game and its history; The historical development of the game in the world; Historical social conditions and the impact of elementary games; Physical education-games in education and training in various social systems; Game need in modern life; The impact of basic games on the body; Methodological guidelines for the implementation of elementary games; Elementary games in sports; Practical application of elementary games for different ages.

Basic characteristics of manual and computer systems for performance analysis. Advantages and disadvantages of manual and computer systems. Application of software analysis for the assessment of tactics and techniques, in movement analysis, in the development and modeling of databases, and in the training of coaches and players. Similarities and differences between biomechanical and computer analysis. Seminars: Audio-visual and computer equipment in manual and computerized performance analysis. Application of various tactical and technical performance analysis software.

Features or physical activities for children. Orientation of children to sports. Bio-psycho-social characteristics of the legality of the development of the features of the physical conditioning system. Respect for chronological and biological age in the process of sports training, kindergartens and universal sports schools.

Introduction to the gerontological aspects of kinesiology. Physiological and chronological age, Evaluation of chronological age of old age. Functional skills of old age. Impact and mechanisms of physical activity on the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases. Planning and programming specific exercise programs for the elderly.

This course is designed to acquaint students with the approach of training athletes. This course will promote to students knowledge in the development, follow-up and learning related to the training of various motor skills of athletes. Students will develop a personal fitness training program. Students will be instructed in the basic principles of open field motor skills training and in the gym. Topics that can be explored include systematic strength training, plyometric, speed and agility, exercise physiology, and other training methods. Students will learn skills measurements and assessments to assess athletes ’progress.

The general process of adaptation to the biological nature of exercise testing, hormonal adaptation to physical activity, post-workout recovery, the specific nature of muscle training, the specific effect of training on the aerobic work of the cardiovascular system, the specific effect of training on molecular tissue function, mechanics of the effects of training, the physiological aspect of problem solving training methodology.

Motor tests and their importance in sports. Types of motor tests, description and practical implementation of motor tests, functional tests and motor tests, the importance of functional tests in sports, tests for assessing aerobic, anaerobic abilities.

Systematization of knowledge for the presentation of injuries and their prevention. Basic knowledge of the occurrence of injuries and damage to certain groups of the population and the factors that lead to injuries. Types of injuries according to the place of their appearance. Causes of injuries. Development of various programs in accordance with standard rehabilitation protocols.

Gain knowledge and skills to organize physical exercise and exercise class. Organizing major sporting events. Learning certain principles of organizing sports events. Learning certain protocols during the organization.

General knowledge: The concept of mass communication; Traditional and contemporary media bodies. Print historical data for the Albanian press. Basics of information and public information. Types of writing. The content of the article, the fact in informative writing.

The notion and subject of kinesitherapy; Principles in kinesitherapy, Tools in kinesitherapy, Exercises, their choice; Measurement of joint mobility; Working methods in kinesitherapy; Forms of work in kinesitherapy; Tools and props for kinesitherapy; Body posture, body deformities; Application of kinesitherapy of some diseases of the cardiorespiratory system; Application of kinesitherapy in traumatology.

History of skiing. Risks in the mountains in winter conditions; Injuries, causes and prevention; Transportation of the injured; Ski school;

Biomechanical analysis and teaching methodology of the basic elements of the alpine school: Activity on how to adapt to skiing; Ski games and competitions; Organizing picnics and skiing courses / one-day and weekly / for children and students.

The concept, content and systematization of swimming according to disciplines; Swimming as a subject and study. The impact of human swimming from the biological and health aspect, educational and recreational; Historical swimming development, ancient time, middle time, new time; Swimming as a sports discipline at the Olympic Games; Krol technique; Backstroke technique ;. Frog swimming technique; Dolphin swimming technique; Start and return techniques; Swimming sports rules; Rescuers from drowning, first aid.

Recreation as a need of contemporary man; definition of recreation; the purpose of sports recreation; principles of sports recreation; sports recreation tasks, systematization of sports recreation program; recreation – contemporary lifestyle; tourism, work needs, analysis of workloads, definition, function and marketing opportunities in, sports recreation.

Organizing sports events within the school as well as between schools at local and national level. Learning certain principles of organizing sports events. Learning certain protocols during the organization.

History and development of badminton. Game rules. Basic elements of missile strike technique: Physical training in badminton. Tactics in the individual game: anticipation, exploitation of central position, the importance of changing pace and speed. Basic Tactics in Couples Game: Basic Tactics of Mixed Couples: Game Specifications in Mixed Couples. Training programming in the annual cycle.