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General information

Study Program: KINANTHROPOLOGY

FIELD: KINANTHROPOLOGY

Supervisor: doc. Mgr. Martin Zvonař, Ph.D.

 

Kinanthropology

Science about human locomotive activity and about intentional locomotive and intellectual development

  • Study of motor features, manifestations and structures of human movement and motor system
  • Analysis of movement and its relationships to other phenomena
  • Socio-scientific and biomedical aspects of human movement
  • Ways and possibilities of affecting the development of human motor systems and movement manifestations

 

Aims of the study program

Kinanthropology as a doctoral study program has been designed for Master study program graduates at universities or their divisions which provide full tertiary education.

The doctoral study program of Kinanthropology focuses on developing independent creative activity related to research and development within the field of Kinanthropology. The aim of the studies is to deepen theoretical knowledge acquired during Master studies and gain the skills of scientific work in Kinanthropology, concerning both independent work and working as a member of some of the faculty’s research teams.

 

Profile of a graduate of the study program

The graduates from the doctoral program are awarded an academic degree of a “doctor” abbreviated to Ph.D., indicated after the name of the graduate. Having completed the studies, the graduate acquires:

  1. Knowledge in the area of scientific research methodology.
  2. Ability to work both independently and in a research team within the field of Kinanthropology.
  3. Skills and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Study of motor features, manifestations and structures of human movement and motor system
  • Analysis of movement in relation to other phenomena (movement routine, lifestyle etc.)
  • Socio-scientific and biomedical aspects of human movement
  • Ways and possibilities of affecting the development of human motor systems and movement manifestations

 

Organization and the course of study

The organization of studies within the doctoral study program is regulated by MU Study and Examination Regulations:

  • Standard duration of the studies is 4 years; maximum duration of the studies is equal to the standard duration doubled by two.
  • There are two forms of studies: full-time and combined following an individual study plan under the management of a supervisor or consultant respectively. Supervisor may be a member of academic staff with the degree of professor or docent.
  • Semester credit system applies for doctoral studies.

 

Study composition:

  • compulsory and compulsory-optional subjects in the form of seminars
  • systematic work on solving a scientific problem manifested by publishing the results; the work must lead to elaborating doctoral thesis
  • participation in practical teaching and research activities of the faculty
  • study stays
  • participation in professional conferences and seminars

 

Completing studies:

The studies are completed by passing State Doctoral Examination and defending the doctoral thesis.

State Doctoral Examination covers checking the candidate’s knowledge in a wide range of issues from Kinanthropology and in the areas of general as well as specific methodology of scientific research in Kinanthropology. At the same time, it checks knowledge of interdisciplinary fields:

  • anthropomotorics and biomechanics
  • physiology, sports medicine
  • psychology, philosophy, sociology and pedagogy of sports

Defending the doctoral thesis is a part of State Doctoral Examination.

Doctoral Thesis must be submitted by the student before the maximum duration of studies elapses. Form and content of the thesis must comply with criteria for a scientific work and it must contain original results of an independent theoretical and creative activity.

The studies are duly completed by passing the State Doctoral Examination and by successful defense of the doctoral thesis.