Institutes

Institute of Teacher Training | Economics and Social Science Institute | Institute of Natural Sciences | Institute of Sports

Institute of Teacher Training

The role of the institute is to coordinate the work of the units taking part in the training of Master’s PE and Adapted PE teachers. It organizes, controls and evaluates the teaching practice of the students and the work of the mentor teachers who help them in the educational institutes.

Units

  • Department of Pedagogy and Methodology
  • Department of Sport-Specific Languages
  • Adult Education Unit
  • Diana Primary and Secondary Practice Sports School
  • E-learning Unit

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s in Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Sport Management MSc
  • Human Kinesiology MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)
  • PhD Program

Research portfolio

  • The role of movement as a basis for life-long fitness in society
  • Handling the cognitive and behavioural problems of the X, Y, Z and Alpha generations through sport
  • Career orientation
  • Current problems in sport pedagogy
  • Talent scouting and selection
  • Evaluating and grading in PE lessons
  • Motor and Eurofit tests
  • Motor tests of disabled pupils

Economics and Social Science Institute

The Economics and Social Science Institute (ESSI) explores the theoretical and practical methods of economics and social sciences in unison, and wishes to be a partner of the other institutes representing other disciplines of TE. With the integrated approach, the aim of ESSI is the expansion of results in sport science and the transmission of profound knowledge to university students, academics as well as representatives of the practical world of sport.

Units

  • Sports Economics and Decision Making Research Center (Brainsporting)
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Department of Sports Management
  • Department of Sport Psychology
  • Sports Law Unit

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s in Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Sport Management MSc
  • Human Kinesiology MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)
  • Doctoral Program (Organisational Ma-nagement, Decision Making)

Research portfolio

  • economic issues of competitiveness in sports
  • decision making of athletes, coaches, managers
  • sport statistical data accumulation and analysis
  • the role of intuition in sport
  • the professional auditing of management in sports organizations
  • issues in sports history and sports philosophy
  • the role of fair play in modern sports
  • the effect of globalization, social mobility and migration on sports
  • psychological methods in performance enhancement

Institute of Natural Sciences

The role of the institute is to provide all basic science subjects for students in every educational program of the University. The main areas include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human biology, exercise physiology, internal medicine and health sciences. The institute facilitates significant research activities, with an extensive Hungarian and international cooperation network (Japan, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Spain and USA).

Units

  • Department of Health Sciences and Sport Medicine
  • Department of Biomechanics
  • Research Center for Sport and Natural Sciences
  • Research Group for Sport Genetics and Sport Gerontology
  • Center for Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Research Laboratory for Sport Science and Diagnostics
  • Research Laboratory for Sport Nutrition
  • Sport Analytical Laboratory

Educational portfolio - The Institute provides out the broadest range of teaching activity at the University, offering all fundamental courses required in the various educational programs at every academic level. The Institute has a major role in doctoral training. The members of the Institute are involved in Sport Medicine courses, which consists of/is specialized training for medical doctors. Many courses are held for postgraduate training in the Hungarian coaching programs.

Research areas

  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport genomics and proteomics
  • Physical exercise and aging
  • Free radical research
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Population studies of physical exercise in Hungarian society
  • Sport cardiology

Institute of Sports

The educators and researchers are actively involved in practical education and research in various fields of sports, such as football, handball, basketball, athletics, swimming and many more. Furthermore, the Institute takes pride in its educators, coaches and researchers, among whom there are numerous achievers in various world games and champions as well as highly-acclaimed coaches who support professional athletes and have developed a global network and knowledge transfer system.

Units

  • Theoretical and Methodological Research Center
  • Track and Field Department
  • Gymnastics, RG, Dance and Aerobics Department
  • Department of Swimming and Water Sports
  • Department of Sport Games
  • Department of Martial Arts
  • Department of Recreation
  • Division of Equestrian Sports

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s of Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)

Research areas

  • performance strategy of female gymnasts
  • improving the flexibility and endurance of elderly women
  • physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • the coach-athlete relationship