Course: History of physical culture

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Course title History of physical culture
Course code KTV/HITK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Čaplová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures and seminars: 1. Introduction to the history of physical culture. Education and physical culture in prehistoric and ancient civilizations. 2. Education and physical culture of ancient Greece and Rome. 3. Education and physical culture in the Middle Ages - feudalism. 4. Physical culture during humanism and renaissance periods. 5. Early bourgeois directions of education and physical culture. Physical education systems of the 19th century. 6. Physical education systems of the 20th century. Women's physical education directions and sport. 7. Origin and development of modern sport and Olympic movement. 8. Origin and development of physical education in our country and abroad. 9. Out-of-school education and children and youth organisations in our country and abroad. 10. Czechoslovak physical culture until the end of the World War I. 11. Czechoslovak physical culture after the World War I to the present. 12. Czechs in the modern Olympic movement. 13. Revision. Historical quiz. 14. Credit test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the history and development of physical culture from the oldest times up to present, to show the basic ideas of Olympic movement and also to give the general knowledge of world sports events.
Students gain expertise in the development of the meaning of sport.
Mastering the secondary history curriculum.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Written exam, Essay

Course credit requirements: Participation at the seminars, preparation of a seminar project, credit test (at least 70 % required, at least 50 % required for resit). Examination requirements: Oral examination (draw from the range of questions).
Recommended literature
  • ČÁSLAVOVÁ, E. Sportovní management. Praha : 2000..
  • GREXA, J., STRACHOVÁ, M. Dějiny sportu. Přehled světových a českých dějin tělesné výchovy a sportu. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-210-5458-5.
  • KÖSSL, J., ŠTUMBAUER, J., WAIC, M. Vybrané kapitoly z dějin tělesné kultury. Praha: Karolinum. ISBN 80-246-0802-2.
  • KRÁTKÝ, F. Dějiny tělesné výchovy I. Praha : Olympia, 1974..
  • NOVOTNÝ, J. Ekonomika sportu. Praha : 2000..
  • OLIVOVÁ, V. Lidé a hry. Praha : 1979..
  • REITMAYER, L. Encyklopedie TK..
  • REITMAYER, L. Přehled vývoje TV na území ČSSR..
  • SMOTLACHA, F. Vysokoškolský sport. Tělesná výchova. Praha : 1984..
  • ZAMAROVSKÝ, V. Vzkříšení Olympie. Bratislava : 1979..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Recreology (15) Category: Physical education and sport 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Recreology (20) Category: Physical education and sport 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter