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Qualification: Professional Bachelor's degree of Sports Training (no legal status)

Professional Bachelor's degree of Sports Training (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students are capable of:

(general competences)

  • synthetic-analytical, creative thinking and problem solving,
  • ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics,
  • cooperation and team work,
  • developing communication skills,
  • applying knowledge into practice,
  • autonomy in professional work, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection, (self-) evaluation and striving for quality,
  • general knowledge, being able to communicate with experts from other professional and scientific areas,
  • taking initiative/being ambitious, to have the values of continuous personal and professional improvement,
  • having a sensitivity (awareness) for the natural and social environment, national culture, heritage, identity, multi-ethnicity and non-discrimination,
  • basic information literacy skills and using IT,
  • organisational and leadership skills in sport,
  • time management and independent planning skills, 
  • being aware of social systems, in particular processes in sports,
  • sensitivity/open mind to people and social situations,
  • understanding developmental law, differences and needs of individuals,
  • understanding the institutional framework of work,
  • understanding individual values and value systems,

(programme-specific competences)

  • understanding the areas of different sports,
  • possessing coherent management of basic knowledge of sport training providing successful professional work and taking into consideration findings of borderline scientific areas in the process of training,
  • successful and rational planning, preparing, organising, managing, evaluating, analysing and correcting the entire process of training,
  • understanding and applying didactic principles in training in all age categories,
  • following development trends of sports training, to obtain new information, interpretations and procedures, and to apply them in the process of modern training,
  • respecting the principles of positive transformation of all dimensions of the psychosomatic condition of athletes,
  • addressing training issues through rational, professional and research-based procedures,
  • understanding the general structure of the training process in top-level competitive sport and its connection with its sub-disciplines,
  • understanding and applying methods of critical analysis in the process of sports training and applying them in addressing specific problems at work,
  • developing practical skills and skills in the application of knowledge directly during the training process and in organisational and management work in sports organisations,
  • using ICT in the training process efficiently,
  • discovering and encouraging athletic talent in children and young people,
  • communicating with experts from related areas of expertise also present in sports in their essence (medicine, psychology, sociology, law),
  • counselling and participating in educational programmes of amateur and professional personnel in sport,,
  • participating in additional sports programmes in primary and secondary schools,
  • cooperating and communicating with athletes, parents, clubs and the general environment

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Education

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In order to complete the study programme students need to complete all the requirements and obtain at least 180 ECTS.

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura or
  • final examination (prior to 1 June 1995) of any four-year secondary school programme.
  • All candidates must pass the physical fitness test and submit at least one of the following: a) proof of at least five years of training or competing in the selected sport or 
  • b) proof of competitive achievements in the sport or 
  • c) proof that they have worked regularly as a sports coach for at least two years and have achieved quality results in the sport or 
  • d) proof of acquired professional qualification as a sports coach in the chosen sport.
  • All applicants must provide a medical certificate and personal medical history and disclose information of serious injuries and illnesses and capacities for the increased physical and mental stress.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura or
  • final examination (prior to 1 June 1995) of any four-year secondary school programme.
  • All candidates must pass the physical fitness test and submit at least one of the following: a) proof of at least five years of training or competing in the selected sport or 
  • b) proof of competitive achievements in the sport or 
  • c) proof that they have worked regularly as a sports coach for at least two years and have achieved quality results in the sport or 
  • d) proof of acquired professional qualification as a sports coach in the chosen sport.
  • All applicants must provide a medical certificate and personal medical history and disclose information of serious injuries and illnesses and capacities for the increased physical and mental stress.
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In order to complete the study programme students need to complete all the requirements and obtain at least 180 ECTS.