Benefits of badminton driven academic physical education model for female students

Associate Professor, PhD I.R. Stovba1
Associate Professor, PhD N.V. Stolyarova1
Associate Professor, PhD O.L. Petrozak1
Associate Professor, PhD A.R. Ishmatova1
1South Ural State University (National Research University), Chelyabinsk

Modern academic physical education service offers in a wide range of interrelated formats and options to facilitate physical development of the students. Lately the national universities have reported a growing inflow of students to the combined correspondence/ full time departments for the reason that the education format is convenient for those who have to combine studies with jobs. Since the core mission of the academic Physical Education (PE) service is to improve the physical qualities, modern badminton practices may be rather beneficial for the health and physical fitness purposes. The study tested benefits of a new badminton driven academic PE model for female students with a variety of anthropological and physical development tests. Sampled for the study were the 17-18 year old first-year female South Ural State University students (n=40) from the combined correspondence/ full time department split up into Experimental and Reference Groups of 20 people each. The Reference Group was trained as required by the standard academic PE curriculum; and the Experimental Group was trained under the new badminton driven academic PE model. The study data showed benefits of the badminton basics course in the academic PE curriculum as verified by the Experimental Group progress in the speed endurance, flexibility and speed test rates versus the Reference Group.

Keywords: female students of combined correspondence/ full time department, physical qualities, badminton, morphological examinations.


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