Human kinesiology in practice

2019. May 08, Wednesday 16:40 | Rehabilitation

Students of the University of Physical Education paid a visit to the National Handball Academy (NEKA) premises in Balatonboglár within the framework of their internship period.

As a partner institution of the university, NEKA helps students familiarising in practice with the tasks that their education prepares them for. Three graduates/students of the University of Physical Education are currently employed by the academy as coaches, in the fields of human kinesiology, fitness training and rehabilitation. Through their examples, students standing before the defence of their theses could have an insight into what bright possibilities open up in this field, which tasks are to be fulfilled and how they can use their knowledge as far as areas of interest and jobs go.

As the chair of the Department of Kinesiology, dr. Levente Rácz about the importance of the visit has put it, the human kinesiology candidates made a direct transition from school to real life, which is extremely useful for them:

“Practice at university is not being done in a real-life environment, while at NEKA you can precisely track how those who work in elite sport and talent development can use the knowledge gained at the university which they also belong to.”

During the highly varied one-day visit the students first watched a fitness training by Martin Szücs, then followed a presentation about the Catapult system that has developed into an interactive discussion. A comprehensive view about the operations of the rehabilitation unit at NEKA was presented by human kinesiologist Ivett Soós and physiotherapist Péter Zoltán Tóth. András László Szabó followed up by offering an insight into the methods and structure of the health care and sports sciences group led by him. The students had the opportunity to check a stabilisation and mobilisation training and could follow the performance monitoring system in action during a youth league men’s game.


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