The Department of Physical Education plays an important role in student life at KTMU. Physical education, in schools and in universities, is necessary to keeping students happy, healthy, and engaged in their studies. It is well known that lifestyles are changing, and that this has affected health of students. Physical education teachers are an important part of schools and an important way to help students live their best lives and take care of themselves.
The Department of Physical Education was founded in 2008 as part of the School of Physical Education and Sports. The first graduates finished their studies in the 2013-2014 academic year, and since then, 21 students have graduated.
Objectives, Goals, Mission
The main goal of the Department of Physical Education is to teach highly-qualified physical education teachers.
The Department also aims to give students pedagogical, biological, physiological, biochemical, biomechanical and sporting knowledge that they will need to advance in their careers; to acquaint students with the moral, ethical, and aesthetic principals of the field, as well as teaching and practicing methods; preparing professionals, broadly educated, who can carry out research, understand different types of sports, can teach and coach children, and who know the theoretical, methodological, practical, and scientific backgrounds of physical culture and sports.
About the Discipline and Program
Students that earn a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education should be competent professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary from professional training to be competitive in the national and international job markets.
Graduates can work in the following fields:
- General physical education and sport;
- School-based physical education programs;
- Sport-based tourism;
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
- Activites meant to improve health through movement and sport.
Graduates are prepared to work in schools and universities as instructors, and can practice their skills as instructors while still studying at KTMU.