NATIONAL SPORT ACADEMY<br />"VASSIL LEVSKI"

Bachelor's degree Programme in Physical Education (Teachers)

The curriculum of the Faculty of Sports and the Faculty of Physical Education includes:

  • Obligatory courses, which provide basic knowledge of the specialty. These courses are: general theoretic (pedagogy, psychology, history of physical culture and sports); social (philosophy, sociology, foreign language); medicalbiological (anatomy, biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology, sports medicine, hygiene); special (theory and methodology of sports training for each kind of sport and for the different sport disciplines, fundamentals of research, sports management, physiotherapy, track and field athletics, gymnastics, competitive games, rhythmic and dances, etc);
  • Elective courses, which the students are invited to choose according to their personal interests and individual needs (general economic theory, sport for all etc.);
  • Optional courses (Olympic movement, sports for different professions, concentration techniques, nutrition and sport, sports injuries etc).

Master's programmes
For holders of Bachelorнs degree the NSA offers full-time, parttime and distance Master's programmes in Sport with specialization in: Sport, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, School Sport and Leisure-Time Sport, Sport Journalism, Sport Animation in Tourism.

The duration of the full-time programme is minimum 2 semesters and it entails 760 academic hours or 60 credits.

Curriculum

Modules

Semester

Total

Lec.

Sem.

ECTS

I. OBLIGATORY     
I.1. General-Theoretical Modules     
I.1.1. Pedagogy

3-4

90

45

45

6

I.1.2. Psychology and Sports Psychology

2-3

45

23

22

7

I.1.3. History of Physical Culture

1

45

23

22

3

I.1.4. Anatomy (Functional and Age)

1-2

105

45

60

7

I.1.5. Biomechanics and Motor Control

1-2

60

30

30

4

I.1.6. Physiology and Physiology of Physical Exercises

3,4,5

68

52

8

4

I.1.7. Biochemistry

3-4

60

30

30

4

I.1.8. Sport Medicine and Hygene

5-6

90

45

45

6

I.1.9. Phylosophy

1

45

23

22

3

 I.1.10. Audiovisual Information Technologies Applied in Teaching          
I.1.11. Foreign Language (or Bulgarian Language for foreign students)

1-2

60

15

45

4

I.1.12. Adapted Physical Activity

1-2

60

-

60

4

   

6

30

6

24

2

 

Total

870 hours        

I.2.

Special
I.2.1. Theory and Methodology of Physical Education

3-7

165

80

84

11

I.2.2. Theory and methodology of Sport Training

6

45

30

15

3

I.2.3. Organization of Research and Sport Statistcs

5

75

30

45

5

   

(16+10/24+28)

I.2.4. Sport management

7

45

23

22

3

I.2.5. Physiotherapy

5

45

23

22

3

I.2.6. Track and Field Athletics

1-6

180

24

156

12

I.2.7. Gymnastics

1-6

180

12

168

5

I.2.8. Sport Games - Handball

1-2

66

10

56

5
  Sport Games - Basketball

2-3

66

10

56

5

  Sport Games - Volleyball

3-4

66

10

56

5

  Sport Games - Football

2-4

66

10

56

5

I.2.9. Swimming

1,2,3

75

10

65

5

I.2.10. Rythmics and Dances

1-2

60

4

56

4

I.2.11. Wrestling/Rythmic Gymnastics

5-6

60

8

52

4

I.2.12. Games

2

30

4

26

2

 

Total:

1224 hours

 

Оbligatory total:

2094 hours

II. ELECTIVE
II.1.

Theoretical Modules (3 of them are obligatory)

II.1.1. Basic Terms in Chemistry

2

15

15

-

1

II.1.2. Olympism and Olympic Movement

2

30

12

18

2

II.1.3. Foreign Language

3,4/5,6

60

-

60

4

II.1.4. Ethics and Esthaetics

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.5. Sport for All

4

30

18

12

2

II.1.6. Fundamentals of Physical Education and Sport in the Bulgarian Army

6

30

30

-

2

II.1.7. Economic Relations in Sport

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.8. Sociology of Sport

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.9. Ecology and Protection of the Population Physical Education

7

15

15

-

1

II.1.10. Sport within the System of the Ministry of Interior

7

22

22

-

1

II.1.11. Regulations in Track and Field Athletics (referee qualification)

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.12. Sport and the European Community

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.13. Sport Law

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.14. Motor Activity of Students

6

30

30

-

2

II.1.15. Sport for Children and Adolescents

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.16. Creativity and Mastership in the Activity of the Teacher and the Trainer

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.17. Autogenius Training

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.18. Рedagogical Problems of Drug Addiction

4

15

15

-

1

II.2. Sport Modules (5 of them obligatory)
II.2.1. Tennis

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.2. Table Tennis

4

45

-

45

3

II.2.3. Weightlifting

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.4. Boxing

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.5. Badminton

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.6. Judo

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.7. Кarate-do

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.8. Aikido

6

30

-

30

2

II.2.9. Taekuon-do

6

30

-

30

2

II.2.10. Yoga

4

30

18

12

2

II.2.11. Strength Training

6

30

-

30

2

II.2.12. Fencing

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.13. Cycling

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.14. Archary

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.15. Rugby

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.16. Chess

4

30

-

30

2

II.2.17. Aerobics

6

30

-

30

2

II.2.18. Calanetics and Streching

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.19. Sport Massage

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.20. Improvement of Sport and Pedagogical Skills

1,2/3,4

180

-

180

12

  Improvement of Sport and Pedagogical Skills (alternative)

5,6

45

-

45

3

II.2.21. Football ­ women

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.22. Initial Training in Skating

2

30

-

30

2

II.2.23. Greek Folk Dances

5

15

-

15

1

II.2.24. Sport and Pedagogical Aspects of Golf

6

30

15

15

2

II.2.25. Acrobatic Rock and Roll

3

15

-

15

1

II.2.26. Squash

5

15

-

15

1

II.2.27. Cricket

4

15

-

15

1

II.2.28. Introduction in Paneurythmics

5

15

15

-

1

II.2.29. Sport for People with Disabilities

5

30

-

30

2

II.2.30. Sport Climbing

6

15

-

15

1

III. OPTIONAL
Psychological Fundamentals of Pedagogical Skills; Functional Diagnostics; Fitness; Sport Injuries; Recreation; Profession and Sport; Psychology of Communication; Psychotherapy Methods; Psychology of the Deviant Behaviour.

x 15 hours

1

IV. PRACTICAL COURSES
IV.1. Skiing

after 1 sem.

90 hours

IV.2. Water sports

after 2 sem.

90 hours

IV.3. Tourism, Orientation Activities and Camping

after 4 sem.

90 hours

TOTAL

270 hours

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