Physical education

Higher education teachers: Mihevc Iztok
Credits: 3

Subject description


  • Signup to the first or the second stage of the study program UL.
  • To attend the exam 75% attendance of the course is required.
  • A student who as a member of the university student teams attended the European University Championships, the World Championships or the Student Summer Universiade qualifies for recognition the subject Physical education.

A student who has been a faculty member of the sports team in the current academic year (as a contestant or coach), who competed in the University League under the auspices of the Sport Association of University of Ljubljana and has complied with the condition of 75% attendance in the competitive process, thereby satisfies to recognize the subject Physical education.

Content (Syllabus outline):

The subject of Physical education includes the following theoretical topics:

  • introduction and definition of the object (content and organization)
  • meaning and role of physical education as a value in the quality of life during studies or work,
  • the effects of sports activities in the overall physical, mental and social health of students
  • sports activities as a preventive, corrective and promotional activity to maintain health,
  • sporting way of life as a guide to a healthy lifestyle

Specific theoretical contents consist of:

  • rules and judging signs,
  • rasic features and technical elements, and basic tactics,
  • elements of group tactics.

A strong emphasis is on practical work where students are offered a choice between different sports (basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, outdoor activities - climbing, skiing, cross country skiing).

Objectives and competences:

The aim of this course is, through an organized and systematic training influence the students attitude towards sports and raise their awareness of the values in sport, show a healthy lifestyle and active and creative use of leisure time, guide towards an organized form of sport in the university and the wider environment, prevent the effect and the consequences of lack of exercise, develop physical and mental fitness and improve skills in selected individual sports.


  • incorporating sports as a way of life
  • creating a rational and emotional relationship to the physical effort
  • understanding the theory of active rest
  • understanding the definition of a healthy lifestyle
  • mastering methods for the regeneration of the body
  • knowledge of the effects of recreation on overall health
  • knowledge of healthy eating and weight control
  • knowledge of medical aspects of the sport
  • knowledge of the specifics of the most common musculoskeletal pathologies and the cardio-vascular system,
  • Acquisition of popular sports

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Sports activities as a foundation for the quality of life.
  2. Application: using the acquired knowledge and skills to compensate for the daily stress during the study improves the quality and performance.
  3. Reflection: using the acquired knowledge and skills to compensate for the daily stress and improve the quality of professional and family life.
  4. Transferable skills – acquired skills contribute to endurance and physical fitness necessary for study and work.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures within practical work
  • practical work,
  • group and individual consultations

Study materials

  1. Društvo za zdravje srca in ožilja Slovenije (2000). Lepota gibanja tudi za zdravje (izbrana poglavja). Ljubljana: Društvo za zdravje srca in ožilja Slovenije, 336 str.
  2. Društvo za zdravje srca in ožilja Slovenije (1997). Prehrana - vir zdravja (izbrana poglavja). Ljubljana: Društvo za zdravje srca in ožilja Slovenije, 315 str.
  3. Rotovnik-Kozjek, N. (2004). Gibanje je življenje (izbrana poglavja). Ljubljana: Domus, 238 str.
  4. Thomas R. Beachle, Roger W. Earle ( copyright 2000, 1994 by the National Strenght and Conditioning Association) Essentials of strenght training and conditioning
  5. Berčič, H. et al. (2001). Šport v obdobju zrelosti. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za šport UL, Inštitut za šport, 210 str.
  6. Bravničar, M.(1996) Fiziologija športa – harmonija med delovanjem in mirovanjem. Ljubljana: UL, FŠ, Inštitut za šport
  7. CINDI Slovenija (2002). Krepimo zdravje z gibanjem in zdravo prehrano (mednarodna konferenca - Radenci). Ljubljana: CINDI Slovenija, 177 st
  8. Dervišević, E., Vidmar, J., (2011). Vodič športne prehrane. Ljubljana: UL, Fakulteta za šport, 178 str.
  9. Francis, P. R. (1996). Real exercise for real people : Finding your optimum level of physical activity for a life time of healty living. Rocklin: Prima Pub,178 str.
  10. Inštitut za varovanje zdravja Republike Slovenije (2000). Gibanje za zdravje (svetovni dan zdravja). Ljubljana: Inštitut za varovanje zdravja Republike Slovenije, 85 str.
  11. Nancy Clark, Sportska prehrana; Izvori energije za vaš aktivan način življenja ( 2000 ). (prevod knjige Marija Paulus ) – Zagreb: Gopal 2000
  12. Pokorn, D. (1988). Gorivo za zmagovalce - prehrana športnika in rekreativca. Ljubljana: Inštitut za varovanje zdravja Republike Slovenije, 153 str.
  13. Pistotnik, B.(2011). Osnove gibanja v športu, Osnove gibalne izobrazbe. Ljubljana: UL Fakulteta za šport, 163 str.
  14. Russell, R. V. (1982). Planning programs in recreation. St. Louis, Toronto, London: The C. V. Mosby Company, 352 str.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 0 year - cycle - Extracurricular activities