Article metrics

  • citations in SCindeks: 0
  • citations in CrossRef:0
  • citations in Google Scholar:[=>]
  • visits in previous 30 days:33
  • full-text downloads in 30 days:8
article: 1 from 1  
Back back to result list
Fizička kultura
2019, vol. 73, iss. 1, pp. 89-105
article language: Serbian, English
document type: Review Paper

Creative Commons License 4.0
Academic study programs and education for the profession of sports, sports coach occupation
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education



This paper was made on the basis of three cognitive steps of inductive and deductive reasoning in order to confirm the status of sport as a significant factor of the social reality in this century, to identify problems in the field of sports profession and occupations and to propose measures and activities which would set up a logical strategic baseline for defining the criteria when formulating the profession and determining sports occupations. Within the first cognitive step, the views on the mission of sports, which has been assessed to be of an immediate and utmost importance for complementing ontological and body-related study on sports in this century, have been pointed out. Within the second step, the causes leading to the fact that the profession of Sports and sports occupations are inadequately recognized, both at the national and international level, have been considered. The problems observed in the area of the academic study programs at the faculties in Serbia were analysed and correlated with the trends in education (education and training) for the sports coach occupation. Within the third step, the elements of the affirmation strategy for the profession of Sports have been proposed. The purpose of this paper should be understood as a step further in the civilization's confirmation of the importance and role of sports, as well as in providing a framework for strategic actions for the benefit of the profession, as well as the existing and new occupations in sports. In this paper, it was equally important to identify and point out the barriers found in the academic programs of Serbian faculties that need to be overcome in order to achieve the desired affirmation and progress of Physical Education and Sport Science.


sports; profession; occupations; sports coach; university third mission; study programs; Serbia


Newly uploaded article: references checking, normalizing and linking in progress.
Abraham, A., Collins, D. & Martindale, R. (2006). The coaching shematic validation throug expert coach consensus. J of Sport Sci. 24:549-54
Andonović, S. (2017). Pravo na sport kao ljudsko pravo. [The right to sport as a human right]. Strani Pravni Život, 3: 131-144
Bokan, B. (2017). Časopis Fizička kultura -70 godina trajanja. [The journal "Physical culture": 70 years of duration]. Fizička kultura 71 (2): 154-165
Chappelet, J.L. (2010). Autonomy of sport in Europe. Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg
DaCosta, P.L. (2010). Olympic Studies -Current Intellectual Crossroads. Programa de Pós Graduaçâo em Educaçâo Física. Rio de Janeiro
Dick, F. (2011). The coaches pathway. Presentation to the Pathways in coaching excellence international workshop, Koln
Duffu, P., Hartley, H., Bales, J., Crespo, M., Dick, F. , Vardhan, D., Norm ann, L. & Curado, j. (2011). Sport coaching as a "profession" : Challenges and future directions. International Journal of Coaching Science, 5(2):93-124
Durantez, C.C., Perez-Turpin, A., Martinez Vidal, A., Pandoro M.C., Maryinez Patino, J. Molina, G. A. (2010). Principles of the Olympic Movement. J. of Human Sport and Exercise, on line, 5 (1):3-14, ISSN 1988-5202, doi 10.4100/jhse
Erickson, K., Bruner, W.M.;MacDonald, J.D. & Côté, J.(2008). Gaining Insight into Actual and Preferred
Gobert, W. Cote, J., Mallet, C. (2006). Developmental paths and activities of successful sport coaches. Int. J. of Sport Sci and Coaching, 1: 69-76
Guide to EU Sport Policy (2011). Brussels: EOC EU Office
International Sport Choaching Framework / version 1.2 (2013). Illinois: Human Kinetics
Jevtić, B. (2018). Olimpizam i studentski sport. [Olympism and student sport. In serbian]. U E. Kastratovic (ed): U duhu Olimpizma (str . 15-47). Beograd: Fakultet za biznis i pravo
Jevtić, B. (2010). Sistem sporta, sportski stručnjaci i bolonjski proces. [Sports system, sports experts and Bologna process. In Serbian]. In G. Kasum i sar. Angažovanost nastno-naučnog kadra sa akreditovanih državnih fakulteta sporta u okviru aktivnosti nacionalnih sportskih saveza i eltinih klubova u stručnog kadra iz nacionalnog sporta u sistemu obrazovanja i usavršavanja na akreditovanim sportkim državnim obrazovnim instirucijama. str.7-31. Beograd: Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja i Ministarstvo omladine i sporta
Jevtić, B. (2011a). Sistem sporta i dečiji sport. [A system of sports and children's sports. In Serbian] U B. Jevtić, J. Radojevič, I. Juhas, R. Ropret (Ed). Dečiji sport od prakse do akademske oblasti (str 69-91). Beograd: Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
Jevtić, B. (2014). Sport and enterpreneurship. In Proceedings "Technology, Culture and Development" , pp 122-134, Belgrade. Asosciation Technlogy and Society
Jevtić, B. (2017). Naučni časopis "Fizička kultura" u misiji razvoja naučne i društvene zajednice. [Scientific journal "Physical Culture" in the m ission of scientific and social community development]. Fizička kultura 71(2), 182-194
Koprivica, Č. (2018). Homo Maximus. Elementi filosofije sporta. [Homo Maximus. Elements of philosophy of sport. In Serbian]. Beograd, Ukronija
Lemyre,F., Trudel, P. &Durand-Bush, N. (2007). How Youth-Sport Coaches Learn to Coach. The Sport Psychologist, 2007, 21, 191-209
Lyle, J. (2007). A review of the research evidence for the Impact of Coaching Education. International J. of Coaching Science, 1(1):19-36
Malcom, D., Piementa, N., Pihheiro, C.M. (2014). Could and Should Coaching become Profession? Some Sociological Reflectiions. Int. J. of Sports Sci&Coaching, 1(1): 42-45. doi: 10.1123/sci.2013-0017
McNamara, A., Button, A., Collins, D. (2010). The role of psychological characteristics in facilitating the pathway to elite performance. The Sport Psychologist 24: 52-73
Moragas, M. (2006). Academic institutuins and Olympic movement. V Forum on Sport Education and Culture Forum by IOC undertaken. Beijing
Parry, J. (2009). The etical and political values of the Olympic Movement. Etical and Political values of the Olympic Movement, Ghent
Petry, K., Froberg, K., Madella, A., Tokarski, W. (2008). Higer Education in Sport in Europe. Mayer&Mayer (UK)
Radojević. J., Jevtić, B. (2011). Društvo i sport dece i omladine. [Society and sport of children and youth. In Serbian]. U B. Jevtić, J. Radojevič, I. Juhas, R. Ropret (Ed). Dečiji sport od prakse do akademske oblsti (str 31-44). Beograd: Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
Scott, C.J. (2006 ). The mission of the University: Medieval to postm odern transformations. J. of Higher Education 77:1-39
Sheridan, PM. (2014). "Could and Should Sport Coaching Become a Profession? Some Sociological Reflections" A Commentary. International Sport Coaching Journal, 1: 46-49
Smith, C.T.A.,Westerbeek, M.H. (2007). Sport as a vechile for deploying corporate social responsibility. The J. of Corporate Citizenship 25: 5-12
Stoszkowski, J. & Collins, D. (2015). Sources, topics and use of knowledge by coaches. Journal of Sport Science, 34(9):794-802
Vocational education and training in the field of sport in the European Union: situation, trends and outlook. Vocaport (2004). Lion: EOSA
Šuput, D. (2015). Nastajanje sportskog prava Evropske unije. [The emergence of EU sport law.]. Strani Pravni Život, 2:99-115
Baza kvalifikacija u Republici Srbiji. [Qualifications base in the Republic of Serbia]. Dostupno na:
Council of Europe (1992). European Sports Charter
European Commission (2007) White Paper on Sport
European Commission (2011) Developing the European dimension in sport
European Council (2000) Declaration on the Specific Characteristics of Sport and Its SocialFunction in Europe
European framework of qualification,
International Council for Coach Education. (2000). Magglingen Declaration
Nomenklatura zanimanja u sportu. [Nomenclature of occupation in sport. In Serbian]Ministarstvo omladine i sporta. Dostupno na:
United Nations (2000). Contribution of Sport to the Millennium development goals ( ents/pdfs/)
Zakon o nacionalom okviru kvalifikacija Republike Srbije (2018). [Law on National Qualifications Framework of Republic Serbia. In Serbian]. Dostupno na:
Zakon o sportu Republike Srbije (2016). [Law on Sports of the Republic of Serbia. In Serbian]. Ministarstvo omladine i sporta. Dostupno na: