University Outdoor Sports in Republic of Macedonia

Popeska, Biljana (2016) University Outdoor Sports in Republic of Macedonia. In: 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW), 18-21 Nov 2016, Manila, Phillippines. (In Press)

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Abstract

Sport at the universities is a logical consequence in the educational system in the process of sport education of the youth. Different sport programs and contents applied with university students have positive impact not just on their motor development, health and wellbeing but more important, toward their habits for active and health life style. At Universities in Macedonia, university sport is realized in different forms. From five state Universities, sport as an obligatory university curriculum is realized only at two. At all Universities, outdoor activities for students such as hiking and cross running are the only form of sport activity of the students. They are mainly realized once or twice a year, as traditional manifestations (day of sport) attended obligatory by the students from the first year of study and optionally by the students from all other years of study from all faculties at the University. University leagues are the main sports event organized between all state Universities. Outdoor activities organized at Goce Delcev University in Stip are one of most preferred and attended sport activities by the students. From variety of outdoor sport, as a part of university sport programs, students manly practice hiking realized on every two weeks, activity which is compulsory for all students; cross country running realized as a competition between students and winter sports practiced only by student’s choice and their free will. According the summarized results from several studies, students prefer individual outdoor activities that are not competitive; practiced both as a part of university curriculum and as activity in the leisure time. These activities help them to reduce stress, increase their physical condition, mental ability and positive emotions. They also suggested bicycling, rolling as well as summer and winter sports to be implemented as university curricula in all years of study

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 13:35
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17254

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