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"Eugeniusz Piasecki"
University School of Physical Education

 

Address Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
Tel. No. +48 (61) 852 67 67 / +48 (61) 852 51 85
Fax No. +48 (61) 833 00 87
Faculties & Institutes Faculty of Physical Education

1.Instutute of Physical Education and Sport:
Chair of Theory and Methodology of Physical Education
Chair of Theory and Methodology of Sport
Chair of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics
Chair of Functional Anatomy
Chair of Anthropology and Biometry
Chair of Biology and Environmental Protection
Chair of Sports Medicine
Chair of Humanistic Bases of Physical Culture
Chair of Biomechanics and Athletics
Department of Individual Sports
Department of Swimming and Lifeguarding

2. Institute of Physiotherapy:
Chair of Neurobiology
Chair of Biomechanics and Kinesiotherapy
Clinical Centre of Physiotherapy
Chair of Physical Culture of the Disabled
Chair of Biochemistry, Physiology and Hygiene

3. Institute of Physical Education, Gorzów Wlkp.:
Chair of theory and Methodology of Physical Education
Chair of Motor Activity
Chair of Recreation and Physical Culture Organization
Chair of Medical Bases of Physical Culture
Chair of Morphological Sciences
Chair of Physiological Sciences
Chair of History of Physical Culture
Chair of Humanities

Faculty of Tourism Recreation

Chair of Human Ecology
Chair of Geography of Tourism
Chair of Pedagogy of Leisure and Recreation
Chair of Economics and Organisation of Tourism
Food and Nutritious Section
Practical Placement, Camp and Field Experience Organization Section
Interfaculty Study Centre of Foreign Languages
Department of Statistic
Department of Informatics
Type of courses full-time: stationary
part-time: evening, extramural
Length of courses physical education - 4 years
physiotherapy - 4,5 years
tourism and recreation - 4,5 years (3 years - B.A., 1,5 years - M.A.)
Date of commencement 1 October
Class size About 30 persons (for some classes devided into 2 or 3 subgroups)
Accommodation Student Hostel, Rocha 9 (900 place)
Student grants /
Financial assistance
Scholarly grants and social grants
Admission requirements
  • secondary school graduation certificate
  • medical examination
  • entrance exam:
    - physical fitness test
    - oral exam
  • Student profile
  • Ratio of National / Foreign students: 4234/6
  • Men / Women: 2178/2056
  • Age range: 19 - up
  • Contact for application Dean of Physical Education Faculty
    Address: Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznań
    Tel.: +48 (61) 852 62 40 Fax: +48 (61) 833 00 87

    Dean of Tourism and Recreation: Leszek Konys, Ph.D.
    Address: Rybaki 19, Poznań
    Tel.: +48 (61) 852 66 72 ext. 65
    Fax: +48 (61) 851 73 84


     




    Faculties & Collegies



    FACULTY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Dean: Prof. Boguslaw Marecki, Ph.D.
    Contact: Królowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznan; Tel: +48 (61) 852 62 40 Fax: +48 (61) 833 00 87

    Student self-body consists of: Student University Council, 3 Student Faculty Council. Such a Body has its representatives in the University Senate, Faculty Councils, Library Council, Student Hostel Cuncil. The Board is about 10 persons.

    Staff: Faculty of Physical Education is staffed by 155 academic teacher including 24 professors.

    Institutes:

    1. Instutute of Physical Education and Sport:

  • Chair of Theory and Methodology of Physical Education - Wieslaw Osinski, prof. PH.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: health-related fitness - measurement and determinants, morphological and social determinants of physical fitness, phusical fitness tests of children and youth (YMCA tests), optimisation of motor abilities training, physical activity in health promotion, physical education curricula and programmes in schools, body build as a health risk factor in a coronary disease, physical activity of children and youth, and its determinants.

  • Chair of Theory and Methodology of Sport - Eugeniusz Wachowski, prof.Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: the identification of the leading motor abilities in selected sports, training loads determinants, programming and control, social-cultural determinants of children motor development (concerning the children from the rural environment).

  • Chair of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics - Slawomir Drozdowski, prof. Ph.D.
    Research/didactic field of interests: biosocial determinants and effects of doing different forms of gymnastic exercises, generation changes in a physical development and physical fitness of children and youth, morphological determinants of physical fitness, physical fitness measurement, didactic aspects of gymnastics and sports acrobatics.

  • Chair of Functional Anatomy - Boguslaw Marecki, prof.Ph.D.
    Research/didactic field of interests: formation of skeletal muscle in fetal ontogenesis, methodology of determining the fetuses age, development of somatic features and internal organs in fetal ontogenesis, electrogoniometry of human body, anthropomorphology of muscles.

  • Chair of Anthropology and Biometry - Zbigniew Drozdowski, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: anthropology, biosocial determinants and effects of motor activity, biological effects of social transformation, chromabiology, methodological aspects of physical culture teaching.

  • Chair of Biology and Environmental Protection - Hanna Mizgajska, PH.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: zoology, parasitology, environmental protection.

  • Chair of Physical Culture of the Disabled - Stanislaw Kowalik, prof.Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: psychology of rehabilitation (physiotherapy), social psychology applied to solve social problems (AIDS, body transplantation, social security/welfare).

  • Chair of Biochemistry, Physiology and Hygiene - Tadeusz Rychlewski, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: physiology of physical exercise, endocrynology, physiotherapy, purine and pyrimidine metabolism.

  • Chair of Sports Medicine - Jerzy Smorawinski, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: sports medicine, thermoregulation of physical exercise, bed-rest/test physiology,

  • Chair of Biomechanics and Athletics - Lechoslaw B. Dworak, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: the biomechanics of muscles, biomechanics of locomotion, methodology of muscle force study, kinetic loads (overloads) in selected motor structures, designing of biomechanic-ergonomic research positionongs, ergonomic biomechanics, biomechanic aspects of tennis.
  • Chair of Humanistic Bases of Physical Culture - Teresa Ziólkowska, prof. Ph.D.

    Research/didactic field of interests: temperamental determinants of sports activity, psychological determinants of the success in physical education studies.

    2. Institute of Physiotherapy:

  • Chair of Neurobiology - Kazimierz Grottel, prof. M PH.D.
    Research/didactic field of interests: neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, the structure and function of a motor unit, the structure and function of movement centre.

  • Chair of Biomechanics and Kinesiotherapy - Aleksander Kabsch, prof. M PH.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: clinical biomechanics, movement organs overloads, spinal biomechanics, ergonomics, physiotherapy/rehabilitation.
  • Clinical Centre of Physiotherapy - Piotr Dylewicz, prof. M.D.
    Research/didactic field of interests: cardiologic physiotherapy, physiology of physical exercise, secondary cardiologic prevention, clinical pharmacology, public health. Faculty of Physical Education has 3 specialisations: teaching of physical education, coaching and physiotheraphy.

    Basic academic disciplines: Teacher Training, Rehabilitation Medicine and Therapy. At the Faculty of Physical Education students have one obligatory foreign language class.

    Major fields of research: The following research areas are of special interest and intensive research activity: 1) morphological and motoric confitions of man's physical fitness, 2) metabolism of physical strain, 3) rehabilitation and physical culture of physically handicapped, 4) medicine of sport, Research activities are financed by the state budget through the Committee of Scientific Research, and also through commissions from other Poznan university schools and sports clubs. Some research topics are co-authored within bilateral agreements with European universities.


    FACULTY OF TOURISM AND RECREATION

    Dean: Leszek Konys PhD.
    Contact details: Rybaki str., No19, 61-871 Poznan; tel.: +48 61 855 22 21, fax: +48 61 851 73 84

    Student self-body consists of: Student University Council, 3 Student Faculty Council. Such a Body has its representatives in the University Senate, Faculty Councils, Library Council, Student Hostel Cuncil. The Board is about 10 persons.

    Staff: Faculty of Tourism and Recreation is staffed by 75 academic teachers including 9 professors.

    Chairs and Majoring in:

  • Chair of Human Ecology - Wanda Staniewska-Zatek, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: plant ecology, population studies, environment protection, plant species threatened with extinction, ecological education, eco-tourism (sustainable tourism), tourism in environmentally protected areas.

  • Chair of Geography of Tourism - Krzysztof Kasprzak, prof.Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interest: tourism infrastructure, planning and urban development, environmental protection and municipal management in the areas of resorts, tourism and nature.

  • Chair of Pedagogy of Leisure and Recreation - Wieslaw Siwinski, prof. Ph D.
    Research/didactic field of interests: pedagogy and methodology of physical education, tourism activity of different social groups.

  • Chair of Economics and Organisation of Tourism - Stefan Bosiacki, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: tourism policy (from international, national, regional and local perspectives), organisational-legal problems of tourism and recreation/leisure, participation in tourism and leisure.

  • Food and Nutruition Section - Wojciech Chalcarz, Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: human nutrution, the technology of nutrition, history of food and nutrition.

  • Department of Statistics - Wieslaw Wagner, prof. Ph.D
    Research/didactic field of interests: mathematics, statistics, information technology, econometrics, theory of sports team games, databases, computer programming, statistics in tourism, logic, optimisation studies.

  • Practical Placement, Camp and Field Experience Organization Section

  • Interfaculty Study Centre of Foreign Languages

    Faculty of Tourism and Recreation has 4 specialisations: tourism service and organisation, tourism policy, hotel management and leisure and recreation studies. At the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation two level study system was introduced with a 3 years licenciate (BA equivalent) course and 1,5 magisterium (MA) course.

    Basic academic disciplines: Hotel and Restaurant, Tourism, Leisure Studies At the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation students have two obligatory foreign language classes.

    Major fields of research: The following research areas are of special interest and intensive research activity: 1) humanistic and ecological bases of physical culture and tourism, 2) determinants of tourism industry debelopment in free market conditions. Research activities are financed by the state budget through the Committee of Scientific Research, and also through commissions from other Poznan university schools and sports clubs. Some research topics are co-authored within bilateral agreements with European universities.


    About the University



    The Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education in Poznan is one of the oldest university level schools of physical education in Europe. Its foundation goes back to the tradition of School Hygiene and Theory of Physical Education Chairs established at the newly opened Poznan University in 1919.

    University Facilities:
    - General Library - 93100 volumes,
    - Training Center in Chycina,
    - Computer Center.

    The University School trains tourism and physical culture staff at the graduate level to address the needs of physical education, sport, physiotherapy, tourism and recreation. The university is also a recognised scientific institution doing research in the fields related to its educational profile, especially in the areas of humanistic and natural bases of physical culture and tourism.

    Didactic activity is carried out at:
    1) the Faculty of Physical Education in Poznan,
    2) the Branch Faculty of Physical Education in Gorzów Wlkp.,
    3) the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation. The University is staffed by 419 academics and researchers.

    The University School offers postgraduate courses for physical education graduates, postgraduate study in coaching for other university graduates, courses for sports coaches and trainers. The School offers 4 years doctoral studies (both stationary and extra-mural) and grants the title of PhD in physical culture. It also has the rights to grant „habilitation" (post-doctoral recognition of excellence in research). During the 80 years of its history, a great number of student and graduates of the University School participated in the Olympic Games and won many medals for Poland.

    International cooperation is realised through participation and bilateral cooperation in special programmes:

    1) Programme CEEPUS (Central and Eastern European Programme, for University studies preparing students for University Studies). Since the academic year 1995/96, the School has participated in the CEEPUS Programme, preparing students for work with physically handicapped persons. The main research field
    - Adapted Physical Activity (APA)
    Scholarship from European foundations:
    - Deutsche Akademisher AustauscheDienst,
    - British Council.

    2) Programme SOCRATE-ERASMUS. The main objective of this project is exchange of students and teachers, and preparation of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which will be compatible with the systems used at partner institutions. The first Institution Contract is signed for the year 1999/2000 and if is renualed for 2000/2001.

    The University School of Physical Education is a member of international academic associations and scientific and sports organisations, including International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSEP), European Association for International Education (EAIE), International Association of Universities (IAU). Through many staff memebers it also participates in scientific organisations from related fields. The present Rector is the representative of Poland in the Council of Europe and works in its Anti Doping Convention Monitoring Group. He is also a Member of the Upper House of the Polish Parlament (the Senate).

    Publications of the Academic Staff of the University



    Fr. Banaszak;
    The concentration of uridine in blood plasma and hyperuricemia in primary hypertension

    Smooth muscles of blood vessels are characterised by proportionally high level of UTP compared with ATP. If hypoxanthine is considered as a marker of degradation of ATP for skeletal muscles, similarly uridine may be a marker of degradation of UTP in conditions of high vasoconstriction. Moreower, it is known, that uridine nucleotides act as vasoconstrictots. the concentration of uric acid, hypoxanthine, xanthine and uridine in plasma was detrermined using the HPLC method. Significant differences in concentrations of uric acid and hypoxanthine in plasma in hypertension as compared with control in which these concentrations were lower. The concentration of uridine in hypertension was lower than in control. The dependence between uridine and insulin was found only in the hypertension. In conclusion: The plasma level of uridine is not a marker of hyperuricemia in essential hypertension. Hiperinsulinemia in hypertension is associated with disturbances in metabolism of purines and pyrimidines.

    Fr.Banaszak;
    The metabolism of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides in essential hypertension. The assessment of the influence of antihypertensive drugs.

    The mechanism of hyperuricemia in essential hypertension is explained as a result of the influence of the diminished renal excretion of uric acid. There are, however, a lot of data supporting the metabolic theory of higher level of uric acid in serum of people with essential hypertension. The separate issue is the information about the link between purine and pyrimidine metabolism especially with the view of the evaluated role of pyrimidine nucleotides as vasoconstrictors. Eighty patients aged 45,1 ±15,1 with mild or moderate essential hypertension were studied. They were treated with one antihypertensive drugs for 3 to 6 month. The obtained relationships between concentrations of metabolites suggest that hyperuricemia in hypertension is not only a result of decreased renal secretion of uric acid, but also the effect of the change in purine and pyrimidine metabolism which shows a link with hiperinsulin.

    S. Bosiacki;
    Social conditions of the development of tourism and recreation in the regions.

    The instance of going in for tourism and recreation is connected with coming into contact with the visited social environment. Such an environment can significantly determine the development of tourism and recreation in a given area, depending on what values, norms and patterns exist in the community. The analysis of the inhabitans''attitudes towards tourism and recreation lets us determine the chances of the development in a given region.

    M. Bronikowski;
    The trends of development in the pedagogy of sport in relation to the mechanics of formation of moral proscesses.

    Paper investigates existing tendencies in the pedagogy of sport and presents the relations of the pedagogy of sport with the theory of education in the influence and formation of the course of an individual's moral development. It also indeicates possibilities of conducting scientific research in the field of the sport pedagogy.

    J. Celichowski, K. Grottel, E. Bichler;
    Differences in the profile of unfused tetani of fast motor units with respect to their resistance to fatigue in the rat medial gastrocnemius muscle.

    The profile of fast motor unit unfused tetani was analysed. The tetanus shape index calculated for one short-lasting tetanus was introduced. This index enable high-accuracy classification of fast units as fatigable or resistant without a long fatigue test. This obserbation offers new experimental possibilities.

    Kr. Cieslik;
    Maternal risk factors and human development regularity in prenatal period

    The material which was the base of the research was about 4 thousands stillborn fetuses in the period of 20 to 42 week of fetal life, without any genetic defects, without any visible developmental imperfections with an indeterminate reason of decease. In the lack of visible death reasons the influence of risk factors was investigated to determine if they could be the death reason of studied material or their activity caused disturbances braking (retarding) the fetal development. In the annex to this work model centile networks are included constructed for the each, studied feature.

    K. Grottel, J. Celichowski
    The influence of changes in the stimulation pattern on force and fusion in motor units of the rat medial gastrocnemius muscle.

    The effects of decreasing and increasing only one interpulse interval during unfused tetani on the tension produced by motor units was studied. The fast and slow units have different sensibility to these changes in stimulation pattern and significance of this observation for physiology of different types of units is discussed.

    K. Grottel, J. Celichowski
    Complementary characteristics of information from muscle receptors and the significance of presynaptic infigition on the adaptation of muscle activity to changing conditions of movement.

    The significance of presynaptic infibition of Ia afferents evoked by homolateral Ia and Ib afferents as well as flexor reflex afferents is described and discussed. The authors suggest that the presynaptic input from receptors in non-standard conditions may change the nervous code that reaches motoneurones monosynaptically and modify the performance of movements.

    J. Karolkiewicz, L. Szczesniak, A. Nowak, F. Banaszak
    Influence of maximal physical exercise on the reduced glutathione (GSH) in red cells and malondialdehyde (MDA) level in plasma in highly trained sportsmen

    The purpose of investigation was to examine the effects of the maximal physical effort on the GSH concentration in red cells and plasma MDA level of basketball players during the preparation to the 1997 European Championships. The obtained results suggest that exhaustive maximal exercise induce oxidative tissue damage.

    K. Karpowicz, M. Karpowicz, J. Janowski, J. Konarski R. Strzelczyk, E. Wachowski
    Fitness preparations among young basketball players as the basis for optimisation of practice at the stage of guided training.

    The aim of the present researches is to determine the lebel and structure of the fitness preparation of young basketball players against the background of somatic typology and environmental diversity. Conclusions: 1) The fitness diversity of both practicing and non-practicing boys could have, apart from stimulation in training, the basis in somatic typology. 2) In the subjected group of basketball players one observed differences in the structure of physical fitness due to the place of residence (the degree of urban development). 3) The internal diversity of fitness structure in the group of basketball players, at the lack of significant differences in body structure, might be also caused by the application of different training strains.

    A. Nowak, L. Szczesniak, H. Eleganczyk-Kot
    The markers of bone turnover in athletes who train kickboxing.

    The purpose of study was to evaluate bone formation marker levels in kickboxers before and after 6 minutes simulated fighting. Fighting led to an increase (p 0,01) in serum osteocalcin (by 14,0%) and propeptides of type I collagen (by 16,5%) concentrations. There were no statistically significant changes in alkaline phosphatase level.

    W. Osinski
    Physical Education in the reform of the educational system - a record of the most important problems.

    The work describes physical education against the background of general transformations of civilisation and transformations in the system of school education. In connection with the reform of the educational system it is important to answer the two fundamental questions: 1) what we expect from physical education and how it should support and steer one's development, 2) how the present model of physical education is realised, what does not satisfy and should be changed. The author characterised the current state of physical education in Polish schools and gave a detailed description of main trends of essential changes. Concluding, the author states: 1) without good, well-intentioned and skilfully run physical education the realisation of modern reforms of the educational system would be totally impossible, 2) the action of bringing about the reform of the educational system should not be reduced to preparation and enforcement even of the best legal acts. The reform is a long-term process which in future will influence all aspects of life of the society.

    J. Smorawinski, K. Nazar, H. Kaciuba-Uscilko, E. Kaminska, G. Cybulski, A. Kodrzycka, B.Bicz, J.E. Greenleaf
    Effects of Three-day Bed Rest on Physiological Responses to Graded Exercise in Endurance Athletes, Body Builders and Sedentary Men

    The aim of this study was to examine whether the level and kind of physical activity preceding 3-day bed rest (BR) affects circulatory, metabolic, thermoregulatory and hormonal responses to exercise. It is concluded that after only 3 days of bed rest, the work tolerance, aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold are diminished, particularly in endurance trained men. This short-term bed rest increases resting PRA and modifies hormonal responses to graded exercise, namely: accentuates PRA elevation, causes an earlier increase in plasma noradrenaline, and attenuates the increase in plasma hGH. These hormonal changes are most pronounced in endurance trained subjects. The 3 day bed rest does not impair ixercise thermoregulation.

    R. Strzelczyk, E. Wachowski, Jan Konarski, M. Kubiak
    The profile of physical fitness in the national field hockey team.

    The work analyses the relationships between the sports value of a player in his team and the level develoment of basic fitness abilities. The researchers assumed that the value of a player in his team was determined by those features of fitness which are the basis of technical and tactical abilities influencing the effectiveness of the player's performance. The system of relations in speed endurance, which presiously had not been examined in this respect, proved to be interesting. The speed endurance seems to be the dominant feature of a field hockey player.

    E. Szczepanowska, T. Rychlewski, Atko Viru
    Variability of metabolic and hormonal responses to exercise of increased intensity in young athletes.
    The study was aimed to test the stability vs variability of metabolic and hormonal responses in exercise. alterations in the circulating lebels of sex hormones (testosterone, progesterone, lutropin, follitropin, prolactin and estradiol) varied between the subjects and were insignificant. The obtained results indicate that exercise with increasing intensity produces diverse hormonal responses in adolescents athletes.


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