Sports, Health, and Management
The semester-long programme offers a wide range of Sports Studies classes. Students choose from up to ten courses per semester which broaden their horizons in the area of sports practice, health in sports, sociology and psychology in sports, and sports management.
Last year, Brno was rated 6th most popular student city in the world and our International Students Club has won multiple awards for offering great experience to our incoming students. While the city is home to many expats and numerous international companies, it remains Czech in its core with all the local food, art and entertainment options. Brno offers you a full study abroad experience while following your passion in an ideal city for sports lovers.
Why Masaryk University?
The Faculty of Sports Studies has been educating future sport professionals, athletic trainers, and sport managers for almost twenty years now. While the primary focus is first-class teaching, the Faculty also runs cutting-edge research in three specific areas: dynamic and kinematic analysis of human movement, biomedical aspects of movement, and social science aspects of physical education and sports. The latest findings from the faculty labs are incorporated into the lessons as the faculty are committed to always give their students the most recent knowledge available.
There is a wide range of sports facilities available to the students. The main building of the Faculty houses five different gyms including a ball games hall, hall of combatives and a motion gym. More sports grounds are located all around the city. These offer various sport activities ranging from playing tennis, through gymnastics, aerobics and body styling, to water sports. In Brno, everyone finds their favourite!
Why Sports Studies in Brno?
Brno is a city of sport lovers (as well as lovers of good food and drinks) and for a good reason – it offers a perfect combination of lifestyles. Here, you have the benefits of a large-ish city: from tennis courts, to indoor and outdoor climbing walls, gyms of all kinds, to multiple swimming pools. In short, you can find great facilities to practice the sports you love without a long commute.
At the same time, Brno also has nature in its backyard. There are hundreds of biking paths as well as hiking options literally on your doorstep in the beautiful lush surrounding hills, forests and national parks within easy reach. Some of the paths run through the city and remain incredibly popular with everyone from teenagers to families for their daily exercise or weekend trips. Some reach further out and offer breath-taking scenery as a bonus while you work out.
Students in this programme follow the same Academic Calendar as all other international students coming to spend their semester at Masaryk University. Each semester has 13 weeks; international students are also expected to attend the Orientation Week which starts one week before classes start.
All courses in this programme are taught in English. The course list changes slightly every semester, however a wide range of topics will always be offered.
Students in this programme can also participate in various excursions and activities. For more information, go to the Excursions tab.
Students are required to enrol in:
- a minimum of 4 courses worth 4, 5, or 6 ECTS credits from the Sports Studies course list
- additional courses to make up the amount of credits required (MU requires a minimum of 20)
- The amount and academic focus of such courses depends on the university/study abroad requirements of the student’s home institution. Please check with your academic advisor what these requirements are.
- Students can choose these courses from the list of Optional Courses below.
- Sports studies courses from the course list that are worth 2 or 3 ECTS credits
- PE classes offered by the University Sport Centre including football, climbing, Zumba, table tennis, skiing, etc..
- These PE courses can also be found in the course list, they are worth 1 ECTS.
- Students are only allowed to enrol in 1 PE class per semester.
- general university offer: please check the Course Catalogue
It is recommended to enrol in a maximum of 30 ECTS credits per semester. This is the usual workload, enrolling in over 30 ECTS could have a negative effect on the quality of the student’s academic work and study abroad semester.
Students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisor about their course selection prior to applying.
Please note that the course offer of sports studies changes slightly every semester! However, there will always be offers from a wide range of topics within Sports Studies to choose from.
Students are required to enrol in a minimum of 4 of Sports Studies courses worth 4, 5, or 6 ECTS credits. For more information about the programme requirements, go to the Programme Structure tab.
This is the list of currently offered Sport Studies courses worth 4 – 6 ECTS credits:
Spring semester 2021:
- e007 Sociology in Sport (4 ECTS)
- e010 Physical Activities with Diseases and Disabilities (4 ECTS)
- e022 Strength Training and Conditioning (4 ECTS)
- e026 Management in Sport (4 ECTS)
- e028 Physiology of Sport and Exercise (5 ECTS)
- e034 Sport Management and Human Resources (4 ECTS)
- e035 Basic Techniques of Sports Massage (4 ECTS)
- e039 Theory and Practise of Personal Safety (6 ECTS)
- e043 Marketing, Business Intelligence and Social Media in Sport (4 ECTS)
- e054 Applied Sports Nutrition (4 ECTS)
The full current course list of Sports Studies classes can be viewed here. You can also find detailed course descriptions by clicking on the course titles on the website.
Apart from a minimum of 4 courses from the list above, students can choose other courses which fit their academic interest and home institution requirements. For more information about the optional courses offer, view the Optional Courses paragraph in the Programme Structure tab.
The programme includes two one-day excursions in the Brno surroundings, with a sport twist. Examples of these excursions include:
- a hike through the Moravian Karst
- biking around the famous wine region of Pálava
- a ski trip to a nearby slope
Planning depends on the weather and interest of the students enroled in the programme. Students will be contacted by the administrator of the programme prior to the start of the semester about the excursions.
These excursions are included in the price of the programme.
In addition to the programme-specific excursions, the International Students Club which is part of the ESN network organizes many interesting events - from culture presentations to trips to famous European cities. All international students are welcome to take part in these, including the students of this programme. Students will get more information at the beginning of the semester during Orientation Week. The prices of these activities are at the discretion of the ESN.
The prices below include all the mandatory fees that are part of the programme cost.
(ISEP Direct fees may vary)
- Tuition: $4,680
- Other surcharges total: $200 (including Orientation Week fee, ISIC card fee, Czech language crash course)
- TOTAL COST to be billed to the student: $4,880
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL COST
The prices below are estimates of other costs of a study abroad semester in Brno.
- Room: $700
- Board: $1000
- Insurance: $150
- Airfair round-trip: $1200
- Additional personal expenses: $500
- TOTAL approximately: $3550