NATIONAL SPORT ACADEMY<br />"VASSIL LEVSKI"
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Bachelor's degree Programme in Sport (Coaches)


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 Bachelors 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

Module

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

1, 2-3

105

45

60

7

I.1.3. History of Physical Culture

1-2

105

45

60

7

I.1.4. Functional Anatomy and Fundamentals of Anthropology, Biomechanics and Motor Control

3

60

30

30

4

I.1.5.

Physiology and Physiology of Physical Exercises

1-2

60

30

30

4

I.1.6.

Biochemistry

5-6

90

45

45

6

I.1.7. Sport Medicine and Hygene

1

30

15

15

2

I.1.8. Phylosophy

7

30

15

15

2

I.1.9. Sociology of Sport

1

45

23

22

3

I.1.10. History of Physical Culture

1-2

60

15

45

4

I.1.11. Informatics and Modeling of Movements

1-2

60

-

60

4

I.1.12. Foreign Language (or Bulgarian Language for foreign students)
 

Total

870 hours
I.2. Special Modules
I.2.1. Sport discipline - speciality

1-7

390

26

I.2.2. Theory and Methodology of Physical Education

5-6

90

60

30

6

I.2.3. Theory and Methodology of Sport Training

4

60

30

30

4

I.2.4. Fundamentals of Research and Sport Statistcs

5

75

30

45

5

I.2.5. Sport Management

7

45

23

22

3

I.2.6. Track and Field Athletics

2-4

90

15

75

6

I.2.7. Gymnastics

1, 3-4

90

6

84

6

I.2.8. Swimming

1-2

60

10

50

4

I.2.9. Sport Games - Handball

1

45

10

35

3

  Sport Games - Basketball

2

45

10

35

3

  Sport Games- Volleyball

3

45

10

35

3

  Sport Games - Football

2

45

10

35

3

I.2.10. Physiotherapy

5

45

23

22

3

I.2.11. Sport Massage

7

30

6

24

2

I.2.12. Sport for People with Disabilities

6

30

6

24

2

I.2.13. Improvement of Sports and Pedagogical Skills

1-4

360

-

360

24

 

Total

1540 hours
 

Total obligatory

2415 hours
II. ELECTIVE
II.1. Theoretical Modules (3 of them obligatory)
II.1.2. Basic Terms in Chemistry

2

15

15

-

1

II.1.3. Olympism and Olympic Movement

2

30

12

18

2

II.1.4. Foreign Language

3,4/5,6

60

-

60

4

II.1.5. Ethics and Esthaetics

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.6. Sport fo All

5

30

18

12

2

II.1.7. Fundamentals of Physical Education and Sport in the Bulgarian Army

6

30

30

-

2

II.1.8. Economic Relations in Sport

6

30

30

-

2

II.1.9. Sports Management

7

30

30

-

2

II.1.10. Ecology and Protection of People Against Natural Disasters.  

6

22

22

-

2

  Physical Education and Sport within the System of the Ministry of Interior

7

30

30

-

2

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 Teachers and Trainers Activity

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.17. Autogenius Training

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.18. Pedagogical Problems of Drug Addiction

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.19. Psychology of the Trainers Activity

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.20. Sports Intellect

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.21. Psychological Consulting and Psycho-Correction in Sport

4

15

15

-

1

II.1.22. The Trainer ­ Professional and Pedagogical Challenges

5

15

15

-

1

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

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.2. Table Tennis

5

45

-

45

3

II.2.3. Weightlifting

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.4. Boxing

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.5. Badminton

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.6. Judo

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.7. Karate-do

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.8. Aikido

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.9. Taekuon-do

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.10. Yoga

5

30

18

12

2

II.2.11. Strength Training

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.12. Fencing

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.13. Cycling

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.14.  Archary

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.15. Rugby

6

45

-

45

3

II.2.16. Chess

1

30

-

30

2

II.2.17. Aerobics

5

30

-

30

2

II.2.18. Games

5

30

2

28

2

II.2.19. Bulgarian Folk Dances

4

30

2

28

2

II.2.20. Improvement of Sport and Pedagogical skills

4-6

180

-

180

12

II.2.21. Beach Volleyball

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.22. Initial Training in Skating

2

30

-

30

2

II.2.23. Wrestling (Rythmic Gymnastics)

7

45

-

45

3

II.2.24. Bodybuilding

7

30

-

30

2

II.2.25. Greek Folk Dances

6

15

-

15

1

II.2.26. Sport and Pedagogical Aspects of Golf

6

30

15

15

2

II.2.27. Acrobatic Rock and Roll

3

15

-

15

1

II.2.28. Squash

4

15

-

15

1

II.2.29. Cricket

4

15

-

15

1

II.2.30. Sport Climbing

7

15

-

15

1

II.2.31. Sport for People with Disabilities

5

30

-

30

2

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; Autogenious Training; Nutrition and Sport, Physical Recreation and Bio-Stimulation

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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