Professional training


Professional training is a special type of schooling of sports staff, determined by law and the appropriate regulations. Even though it does not belong to the system of regular formal education, the process of professional training enables the acquiring of legitimate documents (certificates) which help to realize the right of carrying out sports professions. This model of acquiring the right to work in sports, primarily coaching work, is intended for those persons who, due to long-term experience, are already carrying out numerous professional sports work, but have no appropriate documents for this. Also, professional training is very useful for athletes which have completed their sports career, or are nearing its end, but wish to acquire at least minimal formal qualifications. Analyses show that in Serbia today, the majority of the most renowned coaches have no diploma, but are realizing their right to work on the basis of certificates acquired through informal education, via professional training.

The Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia (Article 2, Paragraph 1), depending on specific contents and the volume of theoretical and practical classes, enables the attendants to acquire knowledge for the following vocations: Sports instructor-demonstrator (in a certain sports branch), Sports instructor (in a certain sports branch), Instructor of sports-recreational activities, Sports-recreational guide, Оperational coach (in a certain sports branch) and Sports manager. The right to organizing professional training is given primarily to accredited university institutions in the area of sports (universities or colleges), but the law obliges them to realize the programs in cooperation with branch associations.

Professional training in our college.The Sports and Health College of Belgrade also organizes professional training of staff working in sports. This is, for now, the only vocational college in Serbia accredited by the Republic Ministry of Education for training sports staff (License number 612-00630/2007-04, dated June 26, 2007). Except for educating experts of the first degree of university education, the College Statute also stipulates organizing programs for professional training of sports staff, in accordance with Article 61 of the Law on Sports (Off. Gazette of the RS no. 52/96) and the Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia (Off. Gazette of the RS no. 30/99).
Except for formal conditions, the College also possesses all the spatial and teaching conditions for the realization of educational programs. It engages leading experts from the areas of the theory and practice of sports, who are either tenured professors or associates. In its work until now, the College has realized close cooperation with a series of branch associations in the area of joint training of sports staff.

The program offered by the Sports and Health College encompasses all three levels of training in accordance with the Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia. All programs are realized in accordance with branch associations and are coordinated with the needs of sports practice. Training is carried out by top experts affirmed in theory and practice.

The attendants who successfully complete the professional training program acquire the appropriate titles (Demonstrator, Instructor or Demonstrator, Instructor or Operational coach), in accordance with the law, with a mandatory supplement which delineates the sports branch. The level of professional training is conditioned by the number of attended classes and according to the current legal regulations, while the College offers training for all three degrees.

 

 

FIRST DEGREE TRAINING
FOR THE VOCATION SPORTS INSTRUCTOR-DEMONSTRATOR

 

            The Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia (Article 2, Paragraph 1) stipulates that "first-degree training encompasses theoretical and practical training lasting at least 60 hours with the appropriate test of knowledge and ability for carrying out certain jobs". The first-degree training program enables students to acquire knowledge for Sports instructor-demonstrator in a certain sports branch and, in accordance with Articles 4 and 5 (Paragraph 1) of the mentioned Rulebook, to carry out the pedagogical-andragogical profession of Sports instructor.   

Curriculum

No

SUBJECT

No. of classes

Type of classes

theory

exercises

General

35

27

8

1.

The biological-medical foundations of sports

8

6

2

2.

The sociological foundations of sports

5

5

0

3.

The psychological-pedagogical foundations of sports

10

8

2

4.

Foundations of human locomotion

12

8

4

Professional

25

14

11

5.

Foundations of human locomotion

6

6

0

6.

Techniques and methodology of the sports branch

10

6

4

7.

Training technology of the sports branch

6

2

4

8.

Pedagogical practice

3

0

3

Total:

60

41

19

 

SECOND-DEGREE TRAINING

            The Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia (Article 2, paragraph 1) determines that "second-degree training encompasses theoretical and practical training lasting at least 120 hours with the appropriate test of knowledge and ability for carrying out certain jobs". The second-degree program presented in this material enables attendants to acquire knowledge for the following vocations: Sports instructor in a certain sports branch, Instructor of sports-recreational activities and Sports-recreational guide, and in accordance with Articles 4, 5 (Paragraph 1), 10, 11 and 12 of the mentioned Rulebook, to carry out the pedagogical-andragogical professions: Sports instructor and Sports-recreational guide.

Second-degree training in the area of sports

Curriculum

No.

SUBJECT

 No. of classes

Type of classes

theory

exercises

General

60

48

12

1.

The biological-medical foundations of sports

16

12

4

2.

The sociological foundations of sports

8

8

0

3.

The psychological-pedagogical foundations of sports

16

12

4

4.

Foundations of human locomotion

20

16

4

Professional

60

32

28

5.

Foundations of human locomotion

12

12

0

6.

Techniques and methodology of the sports branch

20

12

8

7.

Training technology of the sports branch

16

8

8

8.

Pedagogical practice

12

0

12

Total:

120

80

40

Second-degree training in the area of recreation-fitness

            Due to a high program correlation, only one curriculum is stipulated for acquiring expertise in the area of recreation-fitness. The differences in the vocational title is a result of the contents of the subjects of a specific curriculum, based on which the attendants choose one of the two on offer: Instructor of sports-recreational activities (according to Articles 4, 5 and 6 of the Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations) and Sports-recreational guide (according to Articles 10, 11 and 12).

Curriculum

No.

SUBJECT

No. of classes

Type of class

theory

exercises

General

60

48

12

1.

The biological-medical foundations of sports

16

12

4

2.

The sociological foundations of sports

8

8

0

3.

The psychological-pedagogical foundations of sports

16

12

4

4.

Foundations of human locomotion

20

16

4

Professional

60

32

28

5.

Foundations of human locomotion

12

12

0

6.

Techniques and methodology of the sports branch

20

12

8

7.

Training technology of the sports branch

16

8

8

8.

Pedagogical practice

12

0

12

Total:

120

80

40

THIRD-DEGREE TRAINING FOR
THE VOCATION OPERATIONAL COACH

            The Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations of the Republic of Serbia (Article 2, Paragraph 1) stipulates that "third-degree training encompasses theoretical and practical training lasting at least 240 classes with the appropriate test of knowledge and ability for carrying out certain jobs". The third-degree training program presented in this material enables attendants to acquire the vocation of Operational coach in a certain sports branch, and in accordance with Articles 4, 5 (Paragraph 1), 19, 20 and 21 of the mentioned Rulebook, to carry out the pedagogical-andragogical vocation of Coach (certain sports branches).   

Curriculum

No.

SUBJECT

No. of classes

Type of class

theory

exercises

General

120

98

22

1.

Elements of functional anatomy

16

12

4

2.

Physiology of physical activities

24

20

4

3.

The sociological foundations of sports

12

10

2

4.

Introduction into sports psychology

24

20

4

5.

Sports pedagogy

12

10

2

6.

Foundations of sports anthropomotorics

20

16

4

7.

Introduction into sports biomechanics

12

10

2

Professional

120

76

44

8.

Foundations of human locomotion

16

16

0

9.

Training technology of the sports branch

24

16

8

10.

Methodology of the sports branch

24

16

8

11.

Modeling of training in the sports branch

20

16

4

12.

Conditional preparations in the sports branch

18

12

6

13.

Pedagogical practice

18

0

18

Total:

240

174

66

 

TRAINING FOR THE VOCATION OF SPORTS MANAGER

            The Rulebook on the nomenclature of sports professions and vocations (Articles 19, 20 and 21) stipulates that the knowledge for a sports manager, depending on prior schooling and work experience, can be acquired in various ways, by training for the first, second or third degrees. Based on the current conditions in sports clubs and branch associations, as well as on experience of hitherto sports practice, there is a great need in Serbia for organizing seminars for second and third-degree training. Thus, there are two models for training of sports managers.

Curriculum for training of second-degree managers

No.

Subject

No. of classes

Type of class

theory

exercises

General

60

48

12

1.

Introduction to management

20

16

4

2.

Legal-economic foundations of sports

16

12

4

5.

The psychological-pedagogical foundations of sports

12

10

2

6.

Foundations of human locomotion

12

10

2

Professional

60

46

14

7.

Elements of financial management

14

12

2

8.

Enterpreneurship in sports

12

10

2

9.

Marketing and PR in sports

12

8

4

10.

Sports events management

12

8

4

11.

Management of human resources

10

8

2

Total:

120

94

36

Curriculum for training of third-degree managers

 

No.

Subject

No. of classes

Type of class

theory

exercises

General

120

98

22

1.

Introduction to management

40

32

8

2.

Legal-economic foundations of sports

32

28

4

3.

Biological-medical foundations of sports

8

6

2

4.

The sociological foundations of sports

8

8

0

5.

The psychological-pedagogical foundations of sports

20

16

4

6.

Foundations of human locomotion

12

8

4

Professional

120

88

32

7.

Elements of financial management

28

20

8

8.

Enterpreneurship in sports

20

16

4

9.

Marketing and PR in sports

24

20

4

10.

Sports events management

28

16

12

11.

Management of human resources

20

16

4

Total:

240

186

54

 

 

APPROXIMATE PRICE LIST
(payable in dinars)

Number of candidates

First degree

Second degree

Third degree

From 15 to 25 students

175 €

305 €

465 €

Over 25 students

155 €

255 €

385 €

  • The prices were determined in accordance with the number of classes and the number of those attending per group.
  • The college fees are per student.
  • Due to specific needs of branch associations and the available teaching staff, there is a possibility of flexible contracts and alternative conditions.

 

- Coordinator of the professional training: Prof. Dusan Peric, Ph.D.