If you choose to study at ITK, you are choosing a comprehensive further education program, which will be of great benefit to you and your work – both in training and in physical education.

Introduction

The ITK study course at Leipzig University is a complex sports-scientific further education program in a type of sport or a specialisation emphasizing on sports for children and juveniles. Therefore, the personality development in children and juveniles with and through sports plays a central role in our course program. When applying you will choose a specialisation subject in which we provide you with in-depth knowledge of the specific theory and methodology. In addition, we will complete the program with relevant topics in General Exercise and Training Science, Sports medicine, Sports pedagogy and Sports psychology. You will also take part in an introduction to Strength training and Sports management as well as German lessons.

schreibend im Seminar track and field 2019 in english (Foto: ITK)
Gemeinsame Erarbeitung von Inhalten im Leichtathletik-Praxis-Seminar
Studierende in der Praxisausbildung Fußball, football 2019 in arabic (Foto: ITK)
Studierende beim Rollstuhlfahrtraining in der Praxis, sports for the disabled 2019 in french (Foto: ITK)
Studierende in der Praxisausbildung Leichtathletik, track and field 2019 in english (Foto: ITK)
Studierende im Seminar, volleyball 2019 in spanish (Foto: ITK)

COURSE SUBJECTS

Specialisation subjects
Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Track and Field, Swimming and Table Tennis as well as Handicap Sports and Conditioning Coach

Comprehensive subjects

General Exercise and Training Science, fundamentals of Sports medicine, Personality development (didactical and psychological fundamentals), Project management

During your ITK study course, we will provide you with scientifically sound knowledge and training-methodical expertise. Both are designed to enable you to

  • train and guide athletes and teams appropriately to their age in the selected type of sport or specialisation, respectively to prepare them physically and mentally in conditioning training.
  • apply the acquired and expanded scientific knowledge as well as the methodological repertoire in training constructively, also under varying conditions.
  • identify developmental tendencies in your type of sport and consider them respectively in the implementation of your training process.
  • In Handicap sports 
    • to apply impairment-specific knowledge, exercises and training methods
    • to make use of specific forms of organisation when interacting with handicapped athletes during their regular sporting activities
  • act as multipliers in your type of sport, e.g., in the area of education and advanced training in your home country.                                                                         

In our study course we put a strong emphasis on linking the sports-scientific knowledge provided in the comprehensive subjects with the knowledge you acquire in your sport or specialisation subject.

INTRODUCTION OF OUR COURSES (SPECIALISATION SUBJECT)

Studierende im Seminar, football 2019 in arabic (Foto: ITK)
ITK Football 2019 in Arabic

You choose a type of sport, which matches your previous knowledge and your current occupation. You can get from our course program, at which time we offer which type of sport or specialisation and in which language.

Studierende im Seminar Handball, handball 2019 in arabic (Foto: ITK)
ITK Handball 2019 in Arabic (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on a comprehensive education and training of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

TARGETS of ITK Handball

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.

CONTENTS of ITK Handball 

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.

ITK Handball: Theory

  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuations during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods for developing sports-specific coordinative-technical performance prerequisites, individual- and collective-tactical performance prerequisites as well as conditional performance prerequisites
  • Promotion of sports talents
  • Error correction
  • Tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and the competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition
  • Inclusive approaches in Handball training, introduction to Wheelchair Handball as a type of sport for people with a motor handicap, introduction to Handball in the context of Special Olympics (Goalcha)

ITK Handball: Practice

  • Practical exercises to acquire and impart technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration competence)
  • Practical exercises to develop personal conditional and coordinative abilities  
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).
  • Personal experience in Wheelchair Handball

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with junior athletes. Moreover, you will get to know our educational system as we will also deal with physical education classes at primary schools. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching and priceless experience.

The Handball department of SC DHfK Leipzig e.V. (registered association), HC Leipzig e.V. (registered association) and the Federal Handball Association of Saxony have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Youth coaches of SC DHfK and HC Leipzig lecture as external experts at ITK Handball.
  • SC DHfK Handball and HC Leipzig will offer you the opportunity to weekly visit and observe the training sessions and league matches of their junior teams.
  • You will – together with SC DHfK Handball – organise a primary school tournament in Mini-Handball.
  • You will be allowed to join talent scouting events hosted by the Federal Handball Association of Saxony.
  • We will organise training matches versus local clubs.
Studierende im Seminar, volleyball 2020 in arabic (Foto: ITK)
ITK Volleyball 2020 in Arabic (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on a comprehensive education and training of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

TARGETS of ITK Volleyball

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.

CONTENTS of ITK Volleyball

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.

ITK Volleyball: Theory

  • Training structure and performance structure
  • Identification of development tendencies; Volleyball rules
  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuation during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods for developing sports-specific coordinative-technical performance prerequisites, individual- and collective- tactical performance prerequisites as well as conditional performance prerequisites
  • Promotion of sports talents, Mini-Volleyball
  • Role of the coach, Coaching
  • Error analysis and error correction
  • Tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition, application of video technology
  • Inclusive approaches in Volleyball training, introduction to Sitting Volleyball as a type of sport for people with a motor handicap


ITK Volleyball: Practice

  • Practical exercises to acquire and impart technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration competence)
  • Practical exercises to develop personal conditional and coordinative abilities 
  • Imparting of technical variations as well as principles of training of game situations
  • Imparting of individual tactics and group tactics as well as their importance during the game
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Imparting of Beach Volleyball
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).
  • Personal experience in Sitting Volleyball

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with junior athletes.

LE Volleys e.V. (registered association) and the Federal Volleyball Association of Saxony have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • The Federal State coach of the Volleyball Association will lecture as expert at ITK Volleyball.
  • LE Volleys e.V. will offer you the opportunity to weekly visit and observe the training sessions and league matches of their junior teams.
  • You will be allowed to join talent scouting events hosted by the Federal Volleyball Association of Saxony.
  • We will organise training matches versus local clubs.
  • You will be given the opportunity to gain experience as referee.
  • You will be granted participation in a Beach Volleyball tournament.
Studierende im Seminar, Fußball 2020 in spanisch (Foto: ITK)
ITK Football 2020 in Spanish (Photo: ITK)

A solid grassroot group of kids, who are enthusiastic about playing football, is conducive to us as a fundament of successful performance development. But what does the pathway from an enthusiastic beginner to a successful top player look like? In ITK Football we try to find an answer to this question. Thereby, we put the contentual focus in theory and practice on the holistic promotion of young athletes.

TARGETS of ITK Football

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.


CONTENTS of ITK Football 

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.

ITK Football: Theory

  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuation during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods for developing sports-specific coordinative-technical performance prerequisites, individual- and collective- tactical performance prerequisites as well as conditional performance prerequisites
  • Promotion of sports talents
  • Error analysis and error correction
  • Tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition
  • Inclusive approaches in Football training, introduction to Football as a competitive sport for people with a sensory, motor and/or cognitive handicap

ITK Football: Practice

  • Practical exercises to acquire and impart technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration competence)
  • Practical exercises to develop personal conditional and coordinative abilities 
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).
  • Personal experience in Football 5-a-side (blind football), Wheel-Soccer and Amputee Football

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. Moreover, you will get to know our educational system as we will also deal with physical education classes at primary schools. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching and priceless experience.

RB Leipzig e.V. (registered association), FC International Leipzig e.V. (registered association) as well as SG Olympia e.V. (registered association) and the Federal Football Association of Saxony have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Youth coaches of RB Leipzig e.V. and the Federal Football Association of Saxony lecture as external experts at ITK Football.
  • FC International Leipzig e.V. and SG Olympia e.V. will offer you the opportunity to weekly visit and observe the training sessions and league matches of their junior teams.
  • You will organise a primary school tournament in Mini-Football.
  • You will be allowed to join talent scouting events hosted by the Federal Football Association of Saxony.
  • We will organise training matches versus local clubs.
Studierende im Seminar, basketball 2019 in french (Foto: ITK)
ITK Basketball 2019 in French (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on the holistic development of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

TARGETS of ITK Basketball

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.

CONTENTS of ITK Basketball 

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.  

ITK Basketball: Theory

  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuation during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods for developing sports-specific coordinative-technical performance prerequisites, individual- and collective- tactical performance prerequisites as well as conditional performance prerequisites
  • Promotion of sports talents
  • Error correction
  • Tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition
  • Inclusive approaches in Basketball, introduction to Wheelchair Basketball and Basketball in the context of Special Olympics

ITK Basketball: Practice

  • Practical exercises to acquire and impart technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration competence)
  • Practical exercises to develop personal conditional and coordinative abilities
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).
  • Personal experience in Wheelchair Basketball and in Inclusive Zone Basketball

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. Moreover, you will get to know our educational system as we will also deal with physical education classes at primary schools. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching and priceless experience.

Leipzig Lakers e.V. (registered association), Uni-Riesen e.V. (registered association) and the German Basketball Association have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Youth coaches of the Basketball Association lecture as external experts at ITK Basketball
  • Leipzig Lakers e.V. and Uni-Riesen e.V. will offer you the opportunity to weekly visit and observe the training sessions and league matches of their junior teams.
  • You will act as referee at school competitions.
  • You will be allowed to join talent scouting events hosted by the Federal Basketball Association of Saxony.
  • We will organise training matches versus local clubs.
Studierende im Seminar, track and field 2016 in french (Foto: ITK)
ITK Track & Field 2016 in French (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on the holistic development of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

Running, jumping, throwing: Track and Field is versatile! We pursue the idea of theory-driven practice and will teach you how to implement an age-appropriate and development-appropriate training for children and juveniles in the events of Track and Field.

TARGETS of ITK Track and Field

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.


CONTENTS of ITK Track and Field

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.

ITK Track and Field: Theory

  • Training structure and performance structure
  • Identification of developmental tendencies
  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuation during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods to develop sports-specific  
    • coordinative-technical and
    • conditional performance prerequisites
  • Error correction, tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition
  • Talent promotion

ITK Track and Field: Practice

  • Practical exercises to improve  
    • your personal technical skills (technical demonstration competence)
    • your personal conditional and coordinative abilities
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching experience.

The Track and Field department (LAZ) of SC DHfK Leipzig e.V. (registered association), the Olympic Centre Leipzig and the Institute of Applied Training Science (IAT) have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Coaches of SC DHfK e.V. and of LV 90 Erzgebirge e.V. lecture as external experts at ITK Track and Field
  • The Track and Field department (LAZ) of SC DHfK Leipzig e.V. and the Track and Field department of MoGoNo e.V. will open their doors for regular work shadowing during training and competitions of junior athletes.
Studierende im Seminar im Wasser, swimming 2020 in spanish (Foto: ITK)
ITK Swimming 2020 in Spanish (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on the holistic development of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

TARGETS of ITK Swimming

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.

CONTENTS of ITK Swimming

ITK Swimming: Theory

  • Training structure and performance structure
  • Identification of developmental tendencies
  • Peculiarities of training with children and juveniles, consideration of age-specific features
  • Complexity and accentuation during the development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods to develop sports-specific  
    • coordinative-technical and
    • conditional performance prerequisites
  • Error correction, tests and feasible control procedures in training and competition
  • Planning of the training process and competition process
  • Preparation, implementation and evaluation of work shadowing during training and competition
  • Talent promotion
  • Knowledge on competitive Swimming, High Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming

ITK Swimming: Practice

  • Practical exercises to improve  
    • your personal technical skills (demonstration competence)
    • your personal conditional and coordinative abilities
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing various performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching experience.

The Olympic Centre, National Centre and Federal State centres of competitive Swimming and the Federal Swimming Association of Saxony have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Coaches of clubs in Leipzig lecture as experts at ITK Swimming.
  • Swimming clubs in Leipzig will offer you the opportunity to weekly visit and observe the training sessions of their junior teams.
Studierende im Seminar, table tennis 2013 in spanish (Foto: ITK)
ITK Table tennis 2013 in Spanish (Photo: ITK)

In our study course we focus on the holistic development of children and juveniles, appropriate to their age and development level.

TARGETS of ITK Table Tennis

When working with children in sports, you’ve got many tasks: you train, teach and organise, impart expertise knowledge, you have a sympathetic ear and give advice. In brief, you take over many roles and you are a valuable role model, especially to young and sports-enthusiastic children during their most marking phase in life. Therefore, it is our primary objective to educate you for these important tasks.

After graduating from our course, you will know how to share your knowledge and how to plan and implement measures of education and advanced training for instructors, coaches and physical education teachers. So, you learn how to apply the acquired knowledge, abilities and skills under the peculiar conditions of your home country in the area of different age ranges and performance levels. You will know how to plan and lead the training process and competition process in order for your athletes to achieve best sporting results according to their level of performance. Moreover, we will familiarise you with scientific working methods so that you will be able to put scientific findings into practice in the future.

CONTENTS of ITK Table Tennis

In our study course we focus primarily on performance sports for juniors (6 to 19 years of age), thereby we put a special emphasis on the development of player personalities.

ITK Table Tennis: Theory

  • Training structure and performance structure
  • Identification of developmental tendencies

ITK Table Tennis: Practice

  • Practical exercises
  • to acquire and impart technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration competence)
  • to develop personal conditional and coordinative abilities
  • Familiarisation with and consolidation of training-methodical principles for the application of sports-specific means of training for different age ranges and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competence for developing performance prerequisites as well as leading athletes and teams (coaching).

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. Moreover, you will get to know our educational system as we will also deal with physical education classes at primary schools. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching experience.

Leutzscher Füchse 1990 e.V. (registered association), the Federal Table Tennis Association of Saxony as well as ITTF have for many years been valuable promoters and partners to ITK:

  • Coaches of Leutzscher Füchse e.V. and the Federal Table Tennis Association of Saxony as well as representatives of ITTF lecture as external experts at ITK Table Tennis.
  • Leutzscher Füchse 1990 e.V. will open their doors for regular work shadowing during training and competitions of junior athletes.
Studierende im Seminar, conditioning coach 2019 in english (Foto: ITK)
ITK Conditioning Coach 2019 in English (Photo: ITK)

To all athletes, a targeted improvement of their physical performance plays a significant role. The demand for respectively qualified conditioning coaches is continuously increasing, as many clubs and associations have recognised the numerous challenges the path of long-term performance development involves. Performance enhancement, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation are therefore the focal points of ITK Conditioning Coach.

CONTENTS of ITK Conditioning Coach

ITK Conditioning Coach: Theory

  • Importance and Peculiarities of conditioning in performance sports
  • Developmental tendencies in performance-related conditioning                                          
  • Theoretical and practical fundamentals of specific forms of exercises and training in conditioning 
    • Strength training
    • Endurance training
    • Flexibility training
    • Coordination training and speed training
    • Accelerated regeneration after training loads
    • Recreational sports
    • Proprioceptive training
    • Rehabilitative training after sports injuries
  • Regulation of the training process
  • Structure of a session/training unit
  • Warm-up and Cool-down
  • Fundamentals of performance diagnostics
  • Complexity and accentuations during the development of performance prerequisites
  • Sports-motor tests and control procedures
  • Ergonomics during the training process

 

ITK Conditioning Coach: Practice

  • Methodology and forms of organisation in strength training
  • Handling of free weights and strength training machines
  • Methodology and forms of training in endurance training
  • Handling of cardio trainers
  • Methodology and forms of training in coordination and speed training
  • Body perception / Proprioceptive training
  • Functional gymnastics / gymnastic forms of exercises
  • Minor games
  • Recreational sports
  • Sports-motor tests and control procedures
Eine Teilnehmerin sitzt im Rennrollstuhl, eine andere hilft ihr beim Einrichten des Rennstuhls.
ITK Handicap Sports 2017 in Spanish (Photo: ITK)

People with a handicap need specifically qualified coaches to support them on their pathway to rehabilitation or lead them to competitive practice – a field of activity of growing importance that opens up a wide range of job opportunities for experts in physical education and sports. Back home, ITK graduates fill positions that enable a further development of Handicap Sports in schools, clubs and in cooperation with rehabilitation.

TARGETS of ITK Handicap Sports

During the course, among other things, psychological peculiarities as well as didactic concepts of Handicap Sports as recreational, competitive and elite sports; methods of designing sessions in Handicap and rehabilitation sports and fundamentals of specific types of sports for handicapped persons are addressed.  

In addition, in the practical part of the course motor tasks for handicapped persons in water, in the gym, on track and in the field as well as in sports games are trained. In order to put yourself in the position of athletes with a handicap, you will acquire and practice how to use a wheelchair, run blindfolded and do gait training including aids.

CONTENTS of ITK Handicap Sports

ITK Handicap Sports: Theory

  • Handicap Sports as a particular sport for impaired, chronically sick and handicapped persons
  • Didactic concepts of Handicap Sports as recreational, competitive and elite sports and measure of rehabilitation
  • Psychological and sociological peculiarities of Handicap Sports
  • The principle of “performance” in Handicap Sports
  • Peculiarities during the development of sporting performances for handicapped children and juveniles
  • Theoretical fundamentals of specific types of Handicap Sports: 
    • Wheelchair sports
    • Swimming/Aqua therapy
    • Track and Field
    • Sports games
  • Methodical principles of designing sessions in Handicap and rehabilitation sports
  • Current issues on classification in competitive Handicap Sports
  • Competition analysis / Techniques of data acquisition
  • Handicapped athletes in elite sports and Paralympics (problems, solutions, examples, work shadowing)
  • Theory of impairments (physical impairments, sensory impairments, cognitive impairments)
  • Fundamentals of excitation physiology
  • The system of medical rehabilitation
  • Terminology
  • Principles of leading handicapped persons and sports groups with handicapped persons pedagogically   
  • Communication and instructor’s behaviour
  • Principles of teaching in Handicap Sports

ITK Handicap Sports: Practice

  • Practical exercises on motor tasks for handicapped persons in water, in the gym, on the track and in the field as well as in sports games
  • Acquisition of using a wheelchair, running blindfold, gait training including aids and selected (handicap) sports games
  • Regular participation (work shadowing) in a sports group with handicapped persons, respectively integration as assistants or instructors in a sports group with handicapped persons

Next to our comprehensive study course we try to integrate you into the local club life and thereby to grant you a deeper insight into our work with young athletes. This will not only be a joyful and eventful variation of your daily life at university, but also a very enriching experience.

The rehabilitation- and handicap sports groups of LBRS e.V. (Handicap and Rehabilitation sports Leipzig, registered association), the Goalball athletes of LE Sports e.V. (registered association), the Table Tennis players of Leutzscher Füchse1990 e.V. (registered association) as well as the Federal Association of Handicap and Rehabilitation sports of Saxony have for many years been very valuable promoters and partners to our institution.

  • Coaches of LBRS e.V. lecture as external experts at ITK Handicap Sports.
  • LBRS e.V., Leutzscher Füchse 1990 e.V. and LE Sports e.V. will offer you the opportunity for weekly work shadowing during training sessions and league matches.
  • We will organise training matches in Sitting Volleyball and in Wheelchair Basketball versus local clubs.

Comprehensive subjects

General Exercise and Training Science

Studierende im Seminar ABTW, trainingstheory 2019 in french (Foto: ITK)
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Personality development

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