Comenius University

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The Faculty of Physical Education and Sports is a public state-funded academic, educational and research institution within the oldest Slovak university – Comenius University of Bratislava. The faculty is a leading institution in Slovakia within the field of sport sciences and education of sport professionals cooperating with other key organizations, for instance Slovak Ministry of Education, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Olympic Committee and National Sport Centre. Besides education, the research focus of the faculty with the longest history lies within functional assessment of physical performance ranging from school children to top athletes, followed by prescription of exercise programmes for various populations. Another main area of scientific activities represents studying the aspects of physical activity as a preventive and treatment modality. Aging and Lifestyle Diseases Research Centre has been created in 2013 to cover scientific projects related to this area. Currently, an experimental work on functional electrical stimulation versus exercise interventions in sarcopenic elderly (founded by EU programme INTERREG IVa, 464.000,- EUR) and prostate cancer patients (founded by Slovak Research and Development Agency, 114.124,- EUR) has been successfully accomplished or is in progress. The majority of scientific projects have been conducted internationally, in cooperation with research partners from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Norway and Finland.

Key activities:

  • all university level education of sports and P.E. professionals (coaches, P.E. teachers)
  • research in majority of sport sciences fields (exercise physiology, sport humanities, antidoping, health oriented exercise programmes)
  • promotion of physical activity for health
  • collaboration at national and international level with universities and other sport related bodies (e.g. Slovak Olympics Committee, Slovak Anti-doping Agency, FIEP, sports associations and federations)
  • development of national guidelines for physical activity (e.g. children, elderly population)

Affiliations:

  • Slovak Anti-doping Agency
  • National Sport Center
  • Slovak Olympic Committee
  • 32 Erasmus+ university bilateral agreements
  • FIEP (Fédération International d´Éducation Physique) (Headquarter for FIEP in EUROPE)
  • ICSSPE – International Council of Sport Science and P.E.
  • Slovak Ice Hockey Federation
  • Slovak Canoe Association
  • Slovak Weightlifting Association
  • Slovak Basketball Association,
  • Slovak Volleyball Federation,
  • Slovak Swimming Federation, etc.

Size of the organisation

  • national
  • Employees 51-250