Physical education teacher

Applicants for admission to the first degree programme must have completed secondary education and possess the intellectual and personal prerequisites for successful completion of higher education at the Faculty of Education of the Catholic University. Candidates for study at PF KU are committed to respecting the Catholic spirit of the University and the Faculty. No discriminatory criteria in terms of age, nationality, gender, political or religious beliefs will be applied in the selection of applicants.
Applicants to study Physical Education must possess competences, especially in the biological sciences, communication, organisational and management skills, use of information and communication technologies and mathematical literacy. In the motor field, they must have mastered a wide range of motor activities and demonstrate an adequate level of fitness and coordination skills and the ability to learn new movements (motor aptitude).
Candidates are required to take an active approach to their studies by attending lectures, seminars and exercises, studying on their own and improving their motor skills. In terms of personal qualities, applicants are expected to be motivated to study their chosen field, flexible, responsible, empathetic and interested in working with a diverse age population and in their own self-development.

Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the 1st degree (Bachelor's degree) is primarily prepared so that he/she can successfully continue his/her studies in the chosen study programmes at the 2nd level of higher education. He/she has a general outlook and understands the broader context of education. He/she is a theoretically and practically prepared expert in the subject specialisation of physical education. His knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills make him professionally and pedagogically competent to plan, manage, diagnose and evaluate the educational process of physical education in primary and secondary schools. He is able to organize and lead the physical education process also in the field of school and extracurricular activities of pupils and to apply as an animator of leisure-time physical and sport activities of youth and adults of different age categories. The acquired knowledge and skills allow him to find employment in various social and physical education institutions, as well as in specialized departments of the state administration in the field of education and training.

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Conditions of admission

The number of admitted students may be adjusted for the academic year 2023/2024 according to the interest in studies and according to the possibilities of the PF KU.
The University guarantees accommodation in dormitories for students of the first year of bachelor's studies.

- obtaining a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education (§56, par. 1 of the Higher Education Act);
- a motivational interview with the applicant (the applicant presents to the admissions committee his/her ideas about studying at PF KU, as well as his/her expectations from studying at PF KU and commits to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty);
- for the teaching study programmes in art education, music education, musical arts and physical education, successful completion of the talent test is required (see the talent test section);
- other study programmes - without talent test.

Additional information

Additional information:
Standard length of study:
- in full-time form of study 3 years
- in part-time form of study 4 years
Degree awarded: bachelor (Bc.)

Coordinator for students with specific needs

University Coordinator for Students with Specific Needs
Mgr. Janka Hofmanová, KU Counselling Centre, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok. Students with specific needs are advised to contact the KU Counselling Centre ( in order to obtain qualified information about the requirements and conditions of studies well in advance before applying for university studies.
Coordinator for work with students with special educational needs
Mgr. Katarína Kohútová, PhD., Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok;

General information on the admission exam

The ranking of candidates will be based on the following rules:
1. Motivational interview with the applicant (50% of the total score), high school performance (50% of the total score).
2. In the case of talent exams, the assessment is calculated as follows:
30% for the results at high school, 30% for the motivational interview and 40% for the talent exam.
The average of the grades of the subjects of the graduation exam is calculated for the study candidate. This value is multiplied by the coefficient of the secondary school from which the applicant has graduated:
coefficient 1 for grammar school,
coefficient 2 for vocational secondary school,
coefficient 3 for vocational secondary school with matriculation.
The resulting value determines the applicant's position in the order of success in the admissions procedure.
If a greater number of applicants meet the admission requirements for a given study programme, those applicants who have demonstrated the highest level of aptitude for the study according to the admission requirements will be admitted.

Form of entrance exam

Talent exams are held on the following dates:

▪ Music Education 25.8.2023
▪ Music Arts 25.8.2023
▪ Art Education 22.8.2023
▪ Physical Education 23.8.2023

Music Education or Musical Arts Talent Examination consists of a practical section, a written test and an interview with the candidate. The skills and knowledge required are at least at the level of a graduate of a primary school. For more information:
The Art Talent Examination consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. Theoretical knowledge is demonstrated by students in the exam in art history, which focuses on historical or contemporary issues in the visual arts. The practical exam consists of active creative work, which is realized from the surface art disciplines and from the spatial art disciplines. The student carries out the practical examination on a topic and in a technique that is announced at the time of the entrance examination. The practical examination also includes a presentation of the candidate's portfolio in intermedia, design and craft, surface art disciplines and spatial art disciplines.
Physical education entrance examination is aimed at testing the physical prerequisites:
- level of fitness: 50 m run and 12 min. endurance run,
- sport specific skills: gymnastic routine (forward roll, backward roll, flying roll, handstand, handstand, scapular stand),
- swimming fitness: 50 m swim (crawl or breaststroke).
More information:

In case a candidate wishes to apply for more than one programme of study, he/she must apply for each programme separately.
The following must be attached to the application form:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- A certified copy of the matriculation certificate;
- Applicants for the Teacher Education programme in the combination of Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Computer Science single subject shall also submit a certified copy of the secondary school certificate of the last year of study,
- Proof of payment of the fee, which must be pasted on page 3 of the application form. Without proof of payment, the application will not be registered. The admission fee is non-refundable!
- The applicant for the study programme Preschool and Elementary Education shall also submit a medical certificate of the ability to attend physical education without restrictions and a certificate from a professional employee - speech therapist that the applicant does not have impaired communication skills;
- an applicant for the study programme Physical Education Teaching shall also submit a medical certificate of medical fitness;
- an applicant for the study programme Special Education and Education of the Mentally Handicapped shall submit a certificate from a professional employee - a speech therapist that the applicant does not have impaired communication ability;
- applicants who require specific conditions for health reasons shall inform the faculty in writing when submitting their application;
- in the case of applicants who have obtained their secondary education abroad, a decision on the recognition of a foreign document of secondary school education for academic purposes and the transfer of grades to the Slovak grading scale - equivalence (more information on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: http://minedu.In the case of an applicant who has been granted asylum, subsidiary protection or temporary refuge, the condition of attainment of a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education for the purpose pursuant to Section 56(1) of the Higher Education Act may be demonstrated by an affidavit and a test of general prerequisites. Details are determined by the internal regulations of the Catholic University.
The confirmation of the registration of the application and information on the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to the applicants in writing. In case of a small number of applicants for the study of teaching in one of the subject combinations, the faculty will propose applicants to study in other combinations.

  • Apply the application for study


  • Performance of the entrance exam

    23.08.2023 - 23.08.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • CV (paper form, electronic form)
  • leaving certificate (paper form, electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 39 €
E-application form: 35 €

Billing information

Annual tuition fee according to the current Rector's Directive on the amount of tuition fees and fees associated with studying at the University of Ružomberok.

Domestic payment: Bank: the State Treasury
Account: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
Variable symbol: according to the table
Foreign payment:
Name of the intermediary bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15
IBAN: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
Payment Recipient: Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku,
Faculty of Education, Hrabovská cesta 1A
034 01 Ružomberok

Variable symbol:

Variable symbol full-time form: 1300501904
Variable symbol external form: 1300501904

When paying the fee associated with the admission procedure, the student shall add the
variable symbol to the above account number according to the form of study (full-time/external) to which he/she is applying. The admission fee is non-refundable.

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Detail of the study program

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Detail of the study program


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Last update: 15.05.2023 11:49

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