Brno, Czech Republic

Sports Sciences and Outdoor Education

when 14 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1200

Experience an authentic Czech summer, while expanding your knowledge! This balanced academic journey offers theoretical knowledge to meet practical experience amidst the picturesque Czech nature. Courses integrate scientific sports insights with outdoor activities, offer comprehensive understanding of human performance and health enhancement and requires participant to get outside the classroom through active outdoor recreation through creating your own personalized nutrition plan, receiving advice on the proper exercise techniques and going through performance testing.

This programme is designed as a part of our Intensive 2 Week Summer School, where multiple courses from a wide variety of Masaryk University study programmes and departments will be offered. These courses will be arranged in an intensive and dynamic form, each working day there will be an academic session. In the afternoon and evenings students come together from across disciplines to enjoy everything Brno has to offer!

In addition to the academics, daily cultural and social programming will be offered, including the option of a one-day excursion to Vienna.

Course leader

Michal Kumstát, Tomáš Kalina, David William Mac Gillavry, Jan Novák, Ivan Struhár, Andrea Martincová, Marta Gimunová, Alena Skotáková, Tomáš Hlinský, Dagmar Trávníková

Target group

Students studying kinesiology, sports sciences, physical education, sports management, and other related fields are well suited for this program – however anyone passionate about sports and exercise are invited to apply.

Course aim

Holistic programme on human athletic performance includes all we need to consider to improve and stay healthy. Apart from interactive classes with group work, discussions, and practical exercises, the students will have a chance to test themselves and operate our laboratory equipment.

- laboratory performance testing and analysis
- strength and conditioning training principles & design
- correct exercise techniques
- nutritional strategies and dietary supplements in sports
- kinesiotherapy, regeneration
- sports massage techniques
- injury prevention and recovery
- team psychology and motivation

The program will let you explore the Czech countryside via typical summer activities like hiking, river paddling, bouldering and rock climbing.

Fee info

EUR 1200: The cost breakdowns as follows:

- Tuition fees

- Accommodation in Brno (14-27 July)

- Breakfast

- Orientation

- Daily cultural and social activities including welcome and farewell receptions

- Day trip to Vienna

- 24/7 support

Students should budget an additional €200-500 depending on their spending habits for food (lunch, dinner) and other expenses.
EUR 1100: €100 discount for students from partner universities

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