Studentų st. 39, room 402
Tel.: +370 5 275 22 25
Head of the Department
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mindaugas Katinas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant of the Head Rūta Balevičiūtė, E-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Audronius Vilkas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Rūta Dadelienė, E-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Nijolė Jaščaninienė, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Leonas Meidus, E-mail: email@example.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vincentas Blauzdys, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Algimantas Juozas Kepežėnas, E-mail: email@example.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Steponas Gečas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eglė Kemerytė - Riaubienė, E-mail: email@example.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Artūras Poviliūnas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lect. Liudmila Mikutienė, E-mail: email@example.com
PhD Aurimas Medonis, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
History and Overview
The Department of Physical Education Theory and Methods was established in the then Vilnius Pedagogical Institute in 1954. In 1957 the Faculty of Physical Education was established. In 1961 this faculty was abolished and the studies were moved to the Faculty of Natural Sciences-Geography. The study programme of Physical education was discontinued and instead joint studies of Geography-Physical Education, Biology-Physical Education and History-Physical Education were offered. In 2005 the Faculty of Sports and Health Education was established and the department was moved there. Currently it has 356 Undergraduate, 22 Master and 1 PhD student. The department cooperates with International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece.
Physical Education Theory and Didactics, Physiology of Sports Movements, Test Theory and Statistics, Biomechanics, Psychology of Sports, Sport Management, Sports Biochemistry, Sports Medicine, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Handball, Swimming, Tennis and Table Tennis, Educational Pedagogical Practice for Tourism, Professional Competence Development Practice, Sport Educology, Bioenergetics of Physical Workloads, Sport Biology, Kinesitherapy, Control of Organism Systems, Sport Psychology Research Methods, Physical Education Systems and Technologies, Sport Economics, Systems for Teenager Selection for Sport, Research Practice, Profession Competence Pedagogical Research Practice. All subjects are taught in Lithuanian, except for Physiology of Sports Movements and Sports Medicine (also taught in English).
Topic: The effectiveness of the implementation of pupil and student physical and sport education modern theory and technology paradigm
1st project. The implementation of contemporary ideas for Physical Education as a taught subject and competence development for Physical Education teachers in order to improve the students’ health and quality of life.
The researchers investigated the competence of 350 Lithuanian Physical Education teachers and the 7th grade secondary school pupils’ attitude towards physical self-education. The researchers looked into the effect of independent work on the investigated pupils’ physical properties and the effect of complex physical property education exercises on older female teenagers.
2nd project. The aspects of pupil physical skill and functional capability education in formal and informal education institutions.
The researchers investigated the change of various age pupils’ physical development, physical readiness, physical working capacity, physical capability and competitive activities. 2 articles were published in peer-reviewed international databases and 2 reports were given in national and international research conferences.
3rd project. The change aspects of organism functional adaptation to varied physical workload.
The main goal of the project is to investigate the organism functional adaptation changes when preparing 12-17 year old football players. The main focus is on monitoring the changes in heart blood vessel system functional potential and nerve-muscle functional system due to undertaking training and physical maturity.