FSpS SS Sports Sciences
Name in Czech: Sports Sciences
doctoral combined
Included in the programme: FSpS D-SS Sports Sciences

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The final state doctoral examination (SDE) includes examination of the knowledge coming from the broad kinanthropological field, as well as the knowledge of methodology (both general and specific for kinanthropology). Three interdisciplinary branches are examined here: anthropomotorics and biomechanics; physiology and sport medicine; psychology, philosophy, sociology and pedagogy of sport.
The process of SDE is controlled by the Study and Examination Regulations of Masaryk University (SER). It is described in Section 32. Before register for SDE a student must complete all the duties coming from Section 30 (1 and 4) in SER. The duties done by the study plan are these: completing compulsory subjects, language competence rules, rules for internationalization, publication outputs, getting minimal number of credits, and subjects d4101-4104 (Preparation of dissertation 1-4) and registering the subject of d4105 (Preparation of dissertation 5).
A student provides the thesis of dissertation which prove that the student completed the adequate part of dissertation preparations. The structure of thesis: objectives of the Research, working hypotheses, research questions, used methods, some parts of results with a short discussion, interpretations and pre-conclusions and supplements.
Before registering for the process of defence of dissertation a student must graduate from SDE, he/she must complete the subject of d4106 (Preparation of dissertation 6), and he/she must insert dissertation in the Information system according to the provided rules (they are updated in the faculty website). The characteristics of dissertation has already been provided before.

Requirements of the study

Compulsory courses

Student completes all following subjects: de4002: Quantitative Research Methodology, de4003: Qualitative Research Methodology, de4001: Kinanthropology, de4004: Applied Mathematical Statistics, d4005: Academic Writing and study requirements:

Language competence

Compulsory courses d4005: Academic Writing, d4303: Publication in foreign and d4304: Conference lecture in foreign language


Publications

One of the following four variants must be met:


  • 1 journal article with IF (main author)
  • 2 articles in a WoS journal (main author)
  • 1 article in a journal published in WoS (main author) and 2 articles in a journal recorded in WoS (co-author)
  • 1 article in a journal published in WoS (main author) and 1 journal article with IF (co-author)

The student enrols the subjects d4401 – d4407 and according to the chosen variant and gets the given number of credits accordingly.


Pedagogical Cooperation

It is defined within d4201: Cooperation in the classroom. Students can write this subject repeatedly, maximum credit gain in one semester is 6 credits. 1 credit corresponds to 13 lessons taught, then there is a description of the management load (10 hours) and the opposition (4 hours) of the bachelor thesis. A minimum of 2 credits is required.

Internationalization

Student successfully completes one of three offered options:

  • d4501: Foreign residency
  • d4502: International Project Publication or Result Presentation Abroad
  • d4503: Other Form of International Cooperation


Dissertation

Student fulfills all subjects. Milestones are present - PoD2, PoD5.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Recommended progress through the study plan

Required Courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:de4001Kinanthropology Z. Regulizk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.12 1-
FSpS:de4002Quantitative Research Methodology J. Zhánělzk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.12 2-
FSpS:de4003Qualitative Research Methodology J. Zhánělzk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.12 1-
FSpS:de4004Applied Mathematical Statistics M. Seberazk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.12 2-
FSpS:d4005Academic Writing E. Hurychk 0/0/0 18 hodin/semestr.8 5-
56 credits

Study requirements

Dissertation

Student fulfills all subjects. Milestones are present - PoD2, PoD5.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:d4101Preparation of dissertation 1 E. Hurychz 0/0/015 --
FSpS:d4102Preparation of dissertation 2 E. Hurychk 0/0/015 --
FSpS:d4103Preparation of dissertation 3 E. Hurychz 0/0/015 --
FSpS:d4104Preparation of dissertation 4 E. Hurychz 0/0/020 --
FSpS:d4105Preparation of dissertation 5 E. Hurychk 0/0/025 --
FSpS:d4106Preparation of dissertation 6 E. Hurychz 0/0/030 --
120 credits

Language competence

The student must complete both subjects. Outputs eligible for these subjects may not be used to recognize other duties.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:d4304Conference lecture in foreign language E. Hurychz 0/0/08 --
FSpS:d4303Publication in foreign E. Hurychz 0/0/08 --
16 credits

Publications

One of the following four variants must be met:

          
  • 1 journal article with IF (main author)
  •       
  • 2 articles in a WoS journal (main author)
  •       
  • 1 article in a journal published in WoS (main author) and 2 article in a journal recorded in WoS (co-author)
  •       
  • 1 article in a journal published in WoS (main author) and 1 journal article with IF (co-author)
The student enrolls the subjects d4401 – d4407 and according to the chosen variant and gets the given number of credits accordingly.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:d4401Publication in Impact Factor Journal (main author) E. Hurychz 0/0/016 --
FSpS:d4402Publication in Impact Factor Journal (co-author) E. Hurychz 0/0/08 --
FSpS:d4403Publication in Web of Science (main author) E. Hurychz 0/0/08 --
FSpS:d4404Publication in Web of Science (co-author) E. Hurychz 0/0/04 --
FSpS:d4405Peer-reviewed publication (main) E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
FSpS:d4406Peer-reviewed publication (co-author) E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
FSpS:d4407Conference lecture E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
66 credits

Pedagogical Cooperation

Students can enrol into the subject repeatedly, maximum credit gain in one semester is 6 (expressed in hours).
Obligation: 2 credits are minimum

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:d4201Cooperation in the classroom E. Hurychz 0/0/06 --
6 credits

Internationalization

Student successfully completes one of three offered options.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:d4501Foreign residency E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
FSpS:d4502International Project Publication or Result Presentation Abroad E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
FSpS:d4503Other Form of International Cooperation E. Hurychz 0/0/010 --
30 credits

Obligatory-optional courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSpS:de4901Anthropomotorics and Sports Anthropology M. Zvonařk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4902Limiting Factors of Human Movement Performance J. Cacekk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4903Sports Pedagogy V. Jůvak 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4904Biomechanics of Human M. Zvonařk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4905Informatics M. Seberak 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4907Sport Training J. Nykodýmk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4908Psychology of Sports H. Válkovák 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:d4909Introduction to Academic Writing in Sports Sciences R. Prucklovák 0/0/0 12 hodin/semestr.5 --
FSpS:de4910Experiment in Biomechanics M. Zvonařk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4911Sociology of Sport A. Sekotk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4913Sport Diagnostics J. Cacekk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4914Movement and Health of Children H. Hrstkovák 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
FSpS:de4915Philosophy of Sports E. Hurychk 0/0/0 12 hours/term.5 --
65 credits