Role of academic physical education in higher education system

Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №3 2019

Dr.Hab., Professor G.N. Ponomarev1
Ya.V. Kuvanov2
D.B. Selyukin2
1Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg
2St. Petersburg Mining University, St. Petersburg

The article analyzes the academic physical education and sports progress trends in the national higher education system, with its growing role for the healthy lifestyles and vocational training of university students. The authors underline the following academic physical education and sports service progress issues: (1) The physical education and sports modular design implementation project, with the Module 1 Bachelor physical education and sports intended to complement the vocational competency building process and form sustainable motivations for habitual physical trainings and sports. For success of the initiative, the academic physical education and sports faculties shall meet the standards and requirements applied to the other faculty members in every aspect including the personnel attestation, academic credentials, publishing activity and the other research and education performance rates. (2) The physical education and sports disciplines (modules) will assign at least 328 academic hours for obligatory trainings albeit these hours will be beyond the bachelor training curricula and non-convertible to the test points. The obligatory academic hours may be assigned for the self-reliant trainings on an off-class basis.
Despite the progress challenges faced by the academic physical education and sports service nowadays, its benefits may not be questioned since it is the only academic discipline responsible for the students’ physical fitness for professional career.

Keywords: applied physical education, academic sports, physical education and sports disciplines/ modules, physical education department, sport club.


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